Menu for the Week of August 6, 2012 — Nourish Your Body, But Feed Your Soul

Menu for the Week of August 6, 2012 — Nourish Your Body, But Feed Your Soul

When we first started dating, I asked Kevin what it was about cooking that made him love it so much.  Twenty-five minutes of hand-waving, soap-boxing, and general heart-gushing later, what I heard was that it’s one of the few things in life that is inherently good.  Of course, eating is necessary for survival, but so is, at least for humans, connecting with other humans in a deep and meaningful way.  Over the years, at least for us, those connections have more often than not occurred around a dinner table, or tucked away in a quiet bar over a glass of wine, or in a loud restaurant with 150 of your closest friends.  But the constant in all of these?  Food.  Its importance is something we can all agree on, and, at least lately, consensus on any one thing in this country seems pretty hard to come by.

These days it seems like we all don’t have quite enough in common, or we don’t have the time to pick up the phone, or we work too late, or when we’re not working late, we’re too exhausted to do anything else anyway, and then even if we had the time to break bread with our neighbors, it’s easier to just turn on the TV, check-out, and wait for tomorrow’s challenges. 

Without alienating anyone or anything or anybody, we will simply say let’s get back to the inherent goodness that food can represent.  When done right, it can be good for our bodies, good for our farmers, good for our environment, good for our animals, good for our local business, good for our families, good for our friends, and, every once in a while, if we’re present enough to allow it, it can also be good for our souls.  Here’s to focusing on the positive, being respectful of others while still being exactly who you are, and to loving more passionately (and more often) than you judge. 

Stay Hungry Atlanta!

Fresh (Linked)

  • Rabbit Boudin
  • English Breakast
  • Lamb Merguez
  • Three Cheese & Parsley
  • Beer Braut — (Start perfecting your Labor Day grilling technique!)
  • Spicy Luganega (Northern Italian sausage made with chicken and turkey) – (New Retail Item!)
  • Black Cherry & Pork

Primal Cuts / Prepared Items 

  • These items are available only at the retail shop!
  • Dry-Aged Ribeyes (Brasstown)
  • NY Strip (Brasstown)
  • Hangar Steaks (Brasstown)
  • Center Cut Pork Chops (Brasstown)
  • Quail (Manchester Farms)
  • Whole Rabbits (Rabbit Man Farms)
  • Creole Smoked Whole Chickens
  • Magret Moulard Duck Breasts (Hudson Valley)

Pate

  • Chicken Liver with Arkansas Black Apple & Ginger Aspic
  • Peppered Rabbit and Pork Liver Pate with Summer Peach Water Aspic – (New Retail Item!)
  • Country Pork Rillettes with Herb Butter

Whole Muscle or Cured

  • Guanciale
  • Pancetta (Calabrian Chili)
  • Lardo
  • Lomo
  • Bresaola
  • Coppa
  • Duck Prosciutto

Crepinettes

  • Pork Belly with Rabbit & Figs

Salumi

  • Toscano
  • Petit Tomato Salami – (New Retail Item celebrating Summer’s tomatoes!)
  • Genoa
  • Pepperoni
  • Hunter Salami
  • Saucisson a l’Ail
  • Sorghum & Black Pepper
  • Soppressata – (New Retail Item!)
  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Spicy Salchichon – (New Retail Item!)
  • Fegatelli Snack Sticks
  • Petit Sec Snack Sticks

Smoked

  • Hot Dogs
    • Beef & Pork Belly
    • All Beef
    • All Lamb
  • Veal Bologna
  • Andouille
  • Smoked Guanciale (Ossabaw jowls)
  • Bacon
    • “The Original” — Sorghum and Cracked Black Pepper
  • Beef Pastrami
  • Tasso

Terrines

  • Pate Gelee (New American Style)

Why Not?

  • Chicharrones
  • High Road Craft Ice Cream “Frozen Trotter” Pints
  • Femur Cut Marrow Bones
  • Duck Fat
  • Stocks, Ox Tails, and Trotters, Oh My! (you never know what we have in stock…)

Jerky

  • Sweet Southern
  • Peppered Umami

Cheese Course

  • Belle Chevre with Herbs de Provence
  • Imports
    • Beemster XO (26 month Gouda / The Netherlands)
  • Cumberland (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Dancing Fern (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Gruyere (Greendale Farms) 
  • Cotswold (Greendale Farms)
  • Leiden (Greendale Farms) 
  • Edam (Greendale Farms) 

Bread

  • Assorted baguettes & pretzel bread from H&F Bakery 

Accompaniments

  • The Spotted Trotter Spiced Blackberry and Peach Jam(onit) (Atlanta, GA) — (New Retail Item!)
  • TRU Bee Honey (Franklin, TN)
  • Sorghum Syrup (Hughe’s Farm)
  • Rancho Gordo Beans
    • Borlotti
    • Yellow Eye
    • Good Mother Stallard
    • Goat Eye
  • Chianti Wine Jelly

Gifts

  • The Spotted Trotter Artisan T-Shirts (3 styles)
  • Reusable The Spotted Trotter Grocery Bags (only $3 each!)
  • Meat Bucks (Gift Certificates!)
  • MEATPAPER Quarterly Periodical
  • Flavors Magazine
  • Assorted On-Topic Hardcover Books (miscellaneous authors)
  • Bacon Soap
  • Bacon Toothpicks
  • Bacon Wallets
  • Artisan Metal Spotted Pigs (2 sizes) – (New Retail Item!)

Remember, you can always use our online order form to reserve your order in advance.

One comment

  1. I visited the Atlanta Farmer’s Market this past Saturday and made a planned stop at your area. The young man who waited on my husband and I (John?) was so knowledgeable about all of your products. He did a wonderful job helping us choose our purchases. We enjoyed everything from the pork belly to the Fegatelli to my favorite, which is the black cherry and pork sausage. We regretted not purchasing the crepinettes and were so sorry that the hot dogs were all gone. We’ll definitely visit the store soon or see you again at the Farmer’s Market! Thanks for making my weekend so delicious!

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