- Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 -- 8pm
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Kitchen: Craig and Ana's Apartment
- Dining Companions: Ana and Matty
- Recipe Rating: C-
I am slowly running out of recipes in The Book that have very standard ingredients, so I have decided to start stocking up on some of the more obscure ones that I will need! So this afternoon Alex and I braved the extreme winds and not-so-extreme cold to do some specialty food shopping. After our first stop Alex called me a crazy spice lady. Indeed, Christina's spice shop did yield a lot of things that I needed: fenugreek seeds, baharat, pickling spices, turmeric, urfa biber, Sichuan peppercorns, and Chinese black rice. Then on a stop at Savenor's I acquired some beef suet and veal demi-glace. Now that I have my beef suet I can make some mincemeat! I can honestly say that I have never before made pie filling that needs to sit in the refrigerator for 3 days to 3 months before going in the pie! I am deeply, deeply curious... I'm also a little concerned that it's going to be difficult to find anyone to eat my pie with me! At least I have 3 days to 3 months to try to talk some people in to it!