This week’s Bachelor Chow is on offal! Everyone’s forgotten cut of meat. Head on over to the Kingsland Farmer’s Market site to check it out!
[Link defunct, reposted below.]
Next week will be an interesting one, picture heavy too!
Dirty Little Parts
By Gabriel Hall
Originally posted on March 17 at the KFM site
If you’ve lived in Calgary for any period of time, you’ll come to know it as a very steak-and-potatoes type place. That’s not a bad thing. We have some of the best, if not the best beef in the world, maybe with the exception of flying 12 hours over the pacific to fry up a very well marbled and very expensive piece of Matsusaka.
When I arrived here in 1996, there were few meat and potato alternatives. A smattering of sushi places, a few Chinese eateries confined to Chinatown, and the occasional experimental fusion restaurant that would never last more than a year were surrounded by steakhouses that were packed full every night of the week.
Fast forward 15 years. Although meat and potato culture still reigns supreme, the influx of money and people willing to take that money in exchange for new and lurid experiences has increased. Sushi restaurants can be found every few blocks, multiple Caribbean and Mexican markets exist within the city, and Calgary restaurants are consistently rated as some of the best in the country, if not the world.
There is one style that that has been largely forgotten and passed over: Offal.