Can it really be true? Is offal finally considered mainstream? Will we all be eating brains for dinner? Kate Krader reports for Bloomberg in this compelling article.
Chef Chris Cosentino is a master of offal, the non-primal cuts from an animal, and one of its biggest proponents in the United States. In fact, his restaurant Cockscomb in San Francisco is named for an underused part of the bird.
“I’ve spent two decades learning about, cooking, and getting creative with offal. It’s become my signature as a chef,” he writes. Indeed, at his former restaurant, Incanto, Cosentino went deep into the “bowels of anatomy,” serving up chicken gizzards and duck testicles. – Offal Good intro, Chris Cosentino
Cosentino shared his recipe for Candied Cockscombs with us, which are surprisingly cooked in a sweet cherry syrup and served with a bay leaf and vanilla-scented rice pudding. Want to try it at home? Call us at 800-327-8246 to order this usually chef-only ingredient. We do supply other interesting bits and bobs to chefs, including duck hearts and tongues.
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