I spent the day at the Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall wandering in and out of readings and seeing friends. With little time to cook, I thought it would be right to end the day with Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. In his Elementary Odes, he writes to wine, tomatoes, maize, large tuna, chestnuts, artichokes, lemons. Here the salt sings back. Read more
I’d heard Dan Barber mention an ethical foie gras producer he’d discovered during a panel discussion for the Brooklyn Book Festival in 2007 so I was excited to come across a talk he gave this winter where he elaborated on his encounter with Eduardo Sousa, the owner of the Pateria de Sousa. I always associate Extramadura with drought and a barren landscape so I fell in love with the paradisiacal description of the farm. But then I’m not a goose.