Last night’s Palmetto Creek Farms smokey pig head pot pie was a hit with servers at pre-shift and in the dining room. Kudos to the kitchen. We interviewed sous chef Matt Hinckley to better understand the context of this dish, especially the importance of why we are always trying to use the whole animal on our menu.
Where can I find Berkshire pork locally without having to place an order online?
– Carla L.
Great question Carla. You can get pork from heritage breeds like Berkshire here in Miami, but if you walked into a store today, you’re not going find it.
Let’s quickly back up for some context as to why… Heritage means old breeds that have become rare thanks to industrial hog farming. Heritage hog farmers have small, often family-run operations so it’s no wonder you might have difficultly finding it at your neighborhood grocer.
We were reminded to get it going by the New York Times Diner’s Journal blog, which, if you’ve been following lately, is also asking readers to submit their questions to [insert token food expert.]
Simply email questions to email@example.com, and we’ll pick some to answer every week. Ingredients, tools, techniques, and troubleshooting… Shocking, fun, enlightening, and appalling — We’ve seen it all. If you’re baffled or curious, one of us in the back of the house will try to help. We’ll tweet when questions are chosen and when answers are posted.
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