Charcutepalooza Finalist: ACookBlog

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Author Notes: WHO: Peter Barrett, creator of acookblog.com and a Hudson Valley-based painter and food writer who grows his own food and makes his own ceramic plates.
WHAT: An 8-course extravaganza effortlessly marrying the art of charcuterie and the science of molecular gastronomy.
HOW: Peter spent the two days leading up to Thanksgiving curing, stuffing, sous-videing, clarifying and deep-frying in order to pull off this Charcutepalooza-inspired feast.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ambitious, clever and brimming with confidence, this post epitomizes the notion of a showstopping finale, delivered with a dose of humor.
Food52

Makes chicken liver and foie gras crème brulée, miso-cured egg yolk ravioli, bacon tarte tatin, and more

  1. First, go here to see what this contest is all about: http://www.food52.com/blog/2825
  2. Next, go read ACookBlog's entry: http://www.acookblog.com/2011/11/gratitude-is-the-attitude.html
  3. Then, go read his competitor's entry: http://onevanillabean.com/2011/08/15/charcutepalooza-august-challenge-binding-chicken-liver-terrine/
  4. Then vote! The winner receives a trip to France, among other fabulous grand prize winnings. http://www.food52.com/contests/266_your_best_charcuterie_the_charcutepalooza_grand_prize_challenge

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over 2 years ago cheese1227

Egg yolk ravioli, holy moly!! Gorgeous!

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over 2 years ago Waverly

His post is worth reading - just copy the url. WOW. That is all I can say because that meal is certainly not one I could put together. WOW. Well deserved win!

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over 2 years ago Chefbaltz

i can't find the recipe either on this site. i mean who is ever going to cook this anyway, but maybe i'm just jealous ;) i can't find the recipe unless i go to his blog.... not that i will ever "miso cure egg yolks that have been cooked for one hour"....but it seems like others have been frustrated at finding recipes too. here's the link to his blog post about this recipe, not there is really a recipe, per se, but a post you will have to turn into a recipe yourself (http://www.acookblog.com...).

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over 2 years ago creamtea

congratulations! What an amazing effort.

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Warm congratulations. You had me at that egg.

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over 2 years ago annalopriore

wow food52, is there no better way to direct your readers to the actual content of this contest: the recipes?

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over 2 years ago annalopriore

wow food52, is there no better way to direct your readers to the actual content of this contest: the recipes?

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over 2 years ago Major Breakfast

Another fine creation from Culinary Artist Peter Barrett Kudos.

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over 2 years ago ray75

WHERE'S the RECIPE??!!!!!

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over 2 years ago scarletpen

Hey, good blog (lots of different reasons) and I am trying the popcorn grits!
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over 2 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I wish I had participated in this year of charcuterie, but I am SO glad I didn't try to enter this contest! No way I could have exceeded the creativity and breadth of Peter's dinner. I am suitably wowed. Are you sure you aren't a restaurant chef? What an impressive (and I'm certain tasty) menu. I want to try that egg dish! and thank you for a delicious read, as well! Bon chance!