Posts in Tatekitchen
Venison Medley

I still had frozen venison hunted by my student from western Mass in the freezer. I cooked different parts of venison meat; loin and burger. My friends came over to my place and cooked full course meal! Here is  Tatekitchen spring version.

Read More
Beef tongue

Like many things in life, cooking a romantic dinner for two sounds better than it generally ends up being. What you're thinking is a bottle of wine, soulful looks into one another's eyes, and maybe a little joke that you two will remember and laugh about for years and years. I cook pescatore once a year for her birthday. 

Read More
New year 2018

Osechi ryori are traditional Japanese New Year foods. The tradition started in the Heian Period (794-1185). Osechi are easily recognizable by their special boxes called Jubako , which resemble bento boxes. Like bentō boxes, Jubako are often kept stacked before and after use. "Osechi is what most people in Japan eat at the beginning of the new year. Regardless of how many times you go to Japanese restaurants, osechi isn't something you'll ever find on a Japanese menu. Its time and place are the first few days in January, in the Japanese home.

Read More
Cassoulet

I got caul fat from my favorite local butcher shop. Caul fat is the membranous fat that surrounds the digestive organs of pigs, cows, and sheep. Visually, it’s the most beautiful of all the fats; it looks a lot like a delicate spiderweb. I got pork caul fat and was very excited to use it, so I told my friend that I got a really a rare ingredient. As soon as my foodie friend heard that, he said he was going to pop Bordeaux wine. Then I suddenly became nervous. lol

Read More
Fermented Foods

The consumption of fermented, probiotic foods has many benefits. The microflora that lives in fermented foods creates a protective lining in the intestines and shields it against pathogenic factors. Fermented foods lead to an increase of antibodies and a stronger immune system; plus, they regulate the appetite and reduce sugar and refined carb cravings. The fact is, most of that stuff is heat-processed and pasteurized, and if you really want the full gut benefits of good bacteria, you should try to make some of your own probiotics at home.

Read More
Crépinette

I got caul fat from my favorite local butcher shop. Caul fat is the membranous fat that surrounds the digestive organs of pigs, cows, and sheep. Visually, it’s the most beautiful of all the fats; it looks a lot like a delicate spiderweb. I got pork caul fat and was very excited to use it, so I told my friend that I got a really a rare ingredient. As soon as my foodie friend heard that, he said he was going to pop Bordeaux wine. Then I suddenly became nervous. lol

Read More
Kombucha Challenge

Who likes kombucha? What do you do for your gut health? I can't afford $4 for a bottle of fermented tea, so I made it by myself. Kombucha is a sweetened black tea drink that’s been fermented with the use of a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Due to the fermentation process involved in creating kombucha, it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics.

Read More
Keto Meal Ideas

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. By restricting your carb intake and increasing dietary fat, your liver converts stored body fat into molecules called ketones. I would like to introduce my high fat meals such as bone marrow, keto pizza, keto sandwich and keto buddha bowl.

Read More
Beaujolais nouveau & Venison

I already miss these meals I made. We had Beaujolais for 2016 and I personally think this year is the best in my life. Didn't expect anything from young taste, but it was really good.

 

Well, I am such a well received guy because one of my students gave me fresh venison meat from hunting in western Mass. According to my student, sometimes wild deers are harmful animals in suburb areas and hunters are asked to eliminate those animals.

Read More