Menu for the Week of May 13, 2013

Menu for the Week of May 13, 2013

As the world turns and the days go by, as we begin our 50+ hour work weeks, the daunting deadlines, and overbooked schedules, we often find ourselves in what can be commonly called as FOOD BOREDOM! As there seems to be less time in the day, even more activities, and less and less time to eat, there is a saving grace — a heroic ally in the quandary of the menu melancholy –  your local weekday Farmers Market! Not only will a trip to a weekday market prevent you from having to run to the dreaded grocery store with the hundreds of other folks on the weekend, stomping and scampering to get in, get out, and enjoy the rest of your short-lived weekend, but the weekday farmers market can also provide you the decisive tools to becoming a better home cook!  The availability of ingredients at the weekday markets is abundant. Gone are the days of only finding a few vendors of just fruits and veggies, there is now availability that rivals the finest grocery store chains in the city! Fresh Pasta, Dairy (Artisanal Cheeses, Yogurts, Milk, Cream), Breads and Pastries, Spices, Doggy Treats, Butter, Coffee, Juices, Jams, Jellies, Nut Butters, Pesto, mushrooms, lots of fruits and vegetables, and yes the finest of pasture raised meats and charcuterie, all of which are made or grown within a short driving distance from the city.

If you are an aspiring home cook or just interested in breaking that weekly menu droll, think about the incredible inspiration and freshness of ingredients that you will have at your finger tips. It’s as simple as dropping by your local weekday markets, quickly perusing the delicious wares and picking up the necessities to put it all together! As a chef, nothing is more exciting than having a delicious hand-cut piece of fresh protein or produce that then inspires you to peruse the finest ingredients, as you walk though the market hand picking the tastiest aromatics, the most robust greens and seasonal vegetables, and the sweetest fruits to accompany your dishes for that week. Who knows, you may even pick up an ingredient that you have never worked with before, thereby increasing your palate and providing you and your family, and your Food Boredom a true ally in eating the best way possible. This week is The Spotted Trotter’s Food with Friends Week! At the weekday markets for The Spotted Trotter only, bring a friend to see us at the East Atlanta Farmers Market and we will give you 25% off your entire purchase (your friend will have to wait till next time)! Come check out the other Weekly Farmers Markets in the city, spread the wealth of good food, eat better, and put a convenient end to your weekly dreaded, menu food boredom! Good Luck and thanks Atlanta for doing your best in starting to  create a quality food heritage in our country!

Stay Hungry!

Fresh (Linked)

  • Sweet Hot Italian
  • English Breakfast
  • Rosso
  • Knock Braut
  • Beer Braut
  • Cherry and Pork
  • Lamb Merguez
  • Brandy Rabbit Boudin
  • Chicken Currywurst

Primal Cuts / Prepared Items

  • These items are available only at the retail shop!
  • Dry-Aged Ribeyes (Brasstown and Meyer)
  • NY Strip (Brasstown)
  • Hanger 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)
  • Gullah Ham
  • Leaf Lard (Perfect for making biscuits!)

Pate

  • Chicken Liver with Arkansas Black Apple & Ginger Aspic
  • Rabbit Liver with Spicy Mayhaw Aspic
  • Pork Rillettes with Herb Butter

Whole Muscle or Cured

  • Prosciutto (10 month & 12 month) – (New Retail Item!)
  • Smoked Guanciale
  • Pancetta (Calabrian Chili)
  • Pancetta w/ Three Herbs
  • Duck Prosciutto
  • Lomo
  • Bresaola
  • Coppa

Crepinettes

  • Smoked Tasso with Golden Raisin

Salumi

  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Pepperoni
  • Hunter Salami
  • Fegatelli Snack Sticks
  • Petit Sec Snack Sticks
  • Genoa
  • Finochionna
  • Black Pepper Sorghum — (Triumphant Return!)
  • Rosette de Lyon  – (New Retail Item!)
  • Saucisson a L’ail — (Triumphant Return!)
  • Salami Cotto  – (New Retail Item!)

Smoked

  • Hot Dogs
    • All Beef
    • Pork & Beef
  • Veal Bologna
  • Mortadella
  • Gullah Hams
  • Andouille
  • Bacon
    • “The Original” — Sorghum and Cracked Black Pepper
  • Tasso

Terrines

  • Check in the store — we’re just not sure yet!

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

  • Stackhouse (Spinning Spider)
  • Black Mountain Bleu (Spinning Spider)
  • Montasio (Greendale Farm)
  • Big Bloomy (Caly Rd.)
  • Waypoint (Caly Rd.)
  • Broad River Blue (Nature’s Harmony)
  • Hunkadora (Prodigal Farm)
  • Cumberland (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Coppinger (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Bloomsbury (Caramont Farm)
  • Clothbound Cheddar (Cabot)

Bread

  • Assorted baguettes, pretzel bread, and hot dog buns from H&F Bakery

Accompaniments

  • TRU Bee Honey (Franklin, TN)
  • Sorghum Syrup (Hughe’s Farm)
  • Rancho Gordo Beans
    • Borlotti
    • Yellow Eye
    • Good Mother Stallard
    • Goat Eye

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-Themed Accoutrements (assorted)

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