Put brine starter kit, 4 cloves of sliced garlic and 2 L of hot water in a pot and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let sit 15 minutes to steep. Add about2 L of cold water or 2 kg of ice and place in the fridge until cold. The brine must be cold before meat can be added to it. If you are brining a very thick cut such as the shoulder it is best to inject the brine with a syringe of some type. You can find brining needles at most kitchen supply stores.
What's With Herbs?
The food from my childhood has had a significant influence on the food we serve at Richmond Station. We still stick to the classics but have also found new favourites: dill flowers on trout, mexican marigold in a butter sauce on zucchini, bronze fennel on fresh cheese.
Why Does West Side Beef Have a Family Pack?
The WSB Family Pack is meant for families that want good, healthy, fresh proteins for their home pantry. With this option, we’ve included larger roasts, whole birds, and for the first time ever we’re mixing proteins together in one option.
Why Do Chefs Spend So Much Time Talking to Farmers?
Food made with better ingredients will taste better. Chefs that spend their food dollars buying directly from people that grow food will buy better ingredients. And in the process, the best chefs are learning a thing or two about cooking from farmers as well.
So You've Ordered a Pork Share: Now What?
You’ve just received your first pork share from West Side Beef and the experience is a bit like opening a treasure chest.
Mango Pineapple Salsa
This condiment is perfect for any grilled or heavily roasted meat. Use ripe mangoes and pineapples, so they bring a sweetness to the salsa.Learn More
Creme Fraiche is what chefs call sour cream. Buying sour cream is too easy, and making it at home is only slightly harder.Learn More
A cornerstone of southern cuisine, historians are pretty sure that Cornbread was first made by European settlers to southern portions of the United States.Learn More
This peanut vinaigrette might overpower a salad of delicate leaves, but would be beautiful on top of some hearty kale and grilled rapini.Learn More