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Chicken-Rearing & Taco Night with Cathy Erway

By • April 5, 2012 • 3 Comments

Chicken-Rearing & Taco Night with Cathy Erway

We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in New York shares a busy Friday with Supply Chain, from Fairway to the chicken coop to the kitchen.

Cathy Erway is the author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, which chronicled her two years of cooking from scratch. She blogs at Not Eating Out in New York and hosts the weekly podcast Let's Eat In, interviewing subjects on all things home-cooked. She currently works at Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn, where she keeps egg-laying hens on a rooftop garden (if you love Canal House Cooks Lunch, don't miss Lunch at Sixpoint!), and writes for The L Magazine, Edible Brooklyn, and the Huffington Post.

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A Day in the Life of a Barbecue Pitboss

By • March 29, 2012 • 4 Comments

A Day in the Life of a Barbecue Pitboss

We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Supply Chain follows Rodney Muirhead into the kitchen of Podnah's Pit in Portland, Oregon for some first-class barbecue.

Since its opening in 2006, Rodney Muirhead has been the pitboss as Podnah's Pit in Portland, Oregon. What does that mean aside from the fact that he has the coolest job title ever? It means that Rodney and his pit crew are up at 5:00am every morning to light oak logs in the firebox and start smoking the 500 pounds of meat that they serve each day, everything from brisket to pulled pork to ribs.

Don't let its location in the Pacific Northwest fool you: Podnah's Pit serves serious Texas barbecue. The restaurant is even named for Rodney's grandfather's nickname -- "Howdy, partner" equals "Howdy, podnah" in Texan. And along with slow-smoked meat you can expect an array of Southern fixings: cornbread, collard greens, and even migas.

We love the integrity, dedication, and just plain hard work that the Podnah's staff brings to their restaurant. Want to see for yourself? Last Saturday, Rodney recorded a typical day at the Podnah's for us -- it's the next best thing to one of their sliced brisket sandwiches. (Or a smoked prime rib cheesesteak.)

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Out and About with Alyssa Shelasky

By • March 22, 2012 • 7 Comments

Out and About with Alyssa Shelasky

We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Supply Chain peeks into a day in the life of Alyssa Shelasky, writer at Grub Street and author of the forthcoming memoir Apron Anxiety.

Alyssa Shelasky is a busy woman -- between writing scores of posts every week for Grub Street and prepping for the release of her book, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Life In and Out of the Kitchen, a food memoir out this May, she keeps her weekends open for personal time. To debut our new Supply Chain column, here's a peek into her life on a recent Sunday: Greek yogurt, The Meatball Shop, and cupcakes all make appearances! We can't wait to see more of Alyssa's writing in her memoir.

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