Inspired by the rodents in the trees, on the power lines, and, each spring, in my attic, I search for food this time of year to freeze and store in the pantry in the event of cataclysm. Or something.
The latest purchases were Japanese beef and dry aged prime ribeye from the remarkable DeBragga, nuts and dried fruits from the amazing Bella Viva in CA, little baby chickens and chanterelle from Russo’s, bacon from Tracklement’s and Father’s, and, soon, lox and bagels from Russ and Daughters and Barney Greengrass, too.
All that remains are fish and vegetables from great local purveyors.
And so, we’re ready here. XMAS Eve we’re talking about those baby chickens and truffled pasta from Venice with the chanterelle. XMAS day, we’re talking Icelandic lamb.
It’s not Diwali, but it’ll do.