Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Celebrity Cookbook

You may chuckle to yourself slightly whenever you see a celebrity cookbook. Sure, I'd be a little skeptical of Cooking with Kate Moss or 101 Brownie Variations by Tommy Chong but I'd actually like to get my hands on this cookbook. You see, Sophia Loren once cooked dinner for my husband.

Well, not my husband specifically... he was working on Grumpier Old Men and Ms Loren was kind enough to cook for the entire cast and crew. When I asked him how it was he responded, "Delicious." Which then prompted me to ask, "What was delicious? The meal or Sophia Loren?" He said, "Yes."

Check out some fun pics, posts and links for and about this 1971 cookbook at Eat Me Daily.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In the Tasting Room

Tonight, Tuesday January 27, the venerable Josh Ozersky will be your guide for a Bacon, Beer and Chutney tasting in our Tasting Room. There will be just one seating tonight at 7:30 PM for $45/ per person. You can read about past bacon tastings by clicking here.

If you miss tonight's tasty adventure, don't worry! There are more to come.

Come to Jimmy's No. 43 on Valentine's Day and enjoy a guided tasting featuring artisanal chocolate and craft beer. Join Aaron Foster of Taza Chocolate (Boston) and Jon Lundbom of B. United importers, as they pair some of America's best chocolate with Europe's best beers. Bring a friend, fling, or lover and experience the intensity of Taza's organic, stone ground dark chocolate, with flavors like Salted Almond, True Cinnamon, and Guajillo Chile. Wash it down with a sampling of Europe's finest brews. Beer +
Chocolate = Bliss is happening at Jimmy's No. 43 on Saturday February 14, at 8:00 PM. The tasting is $45/ per person. Space is limited. Couples are encouraged.

On Thursday February 26, join us for a Beer and Pickles Tasting guided by Rick Field from Rick's Picks featuring beers from Ommegang Brewery. There will be one seating at 7:30 PM, tickets $45/ per person.

Tickets can be purchased at

Monday, January 26, 2009

Escape Your Winter Blues- Cook Something, Then Eat It!

All this talk about cassoulet has me searching for recipes. Luckily, Cathy Erway has been kind enough to post her lip-smacking cassoulet recipe. Take a day off, go shopping at the Greenmarket and make this cassoulet for yourself and a few cold, tired people you love. It will be the best day you'll have all winter!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Ale

Less than an hour after Obama's swearing in, and only a few minutes after we had an express delivery of Ommegang's Inauguration Ale, enterprising beer writer Claire Goggin from Digital City stoped by to taste it. See her post.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cassoulet Roundup

Saturday's Cassoulet Cookoff drew in a large crowd from the cold streets of New York to sample some warm, sausage-y goodness. I would like to take a moment to thank the warm-hearted chefs who gave their time and talents (not to mention ingredients!) to support the Greenmarket.

Cathy Erway's cassoulet was teased with apple and made with maple cured sausages and ham hocks from Tamarack Hollow Farms. Andrew Field of Rockaway Taco and RICE favored us with a root vegetable cassoulet using ingredients from Migliorelli Farm and John D. Madula Farm. Phillip Kirschen Clark looked to Violet Hill Farm, Three Corner Field Farm and Paffenroth Farm to round out his creation. Melissa Rebholz, a former Greenmarket manager, dubbed her masterpiecethe Cassoulet de Chomage (Cassoulet of Unemployment!) using pork and lamb from Tamarack Hollow Farm. Jimmy's No. 43's own Chef John Crabbs' entry was created with products from Three Corner Field Farm and Violet Hill Farm. Both Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance and Chef Mark Bello of Pizza A Cassa prowled the Greenmarket and hunted down the finest ingredients for their delightful entries.

Many thanks to all who came to support a cause very near and dear to our hearts... and stomachs! Eat local! Eat delicious!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sausage, Cassoulet, Hooray!

Cassoulet is the new roast chicken, so it seems. Brewer, author, and tastemaker Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery) wishes he could showcase his terrific cassoulet at the Cassoulet Cookoff this coming Saturday (Jan 17 from 12:00- 5:00 PM at Jimmy's No. 43). Unfortunately for us, he is scheduled to lead a tasting at Mohegan Sun. David Leite (Leite's Culinaria) will be cooking a cassoulet at his friends house and I bet Hoppin' John Taylor will be making a low country version for himself. Cathy Erway will be participating in the Cassoulet Cookoff but in the meantime, I will cook her delicious sausage and polenta recipe for lunch today!

Do you have a cassoulet story to tell? A good recipe? Let us know!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Mid-Winter Sausage and Wheatfest is Upon Us!

It is cold out there this week! It would be all too easy to be grouchy and miserable during this January cold snap. OR, you could put a positive spin on things and consider that the weather has conspired to make Jimmy's No. 43's Mid-Winter Sausagefest all the more satisfying. Comfort food is never more enjoyable than when you are in need of comfort. I'd say this weather qualifies!

Here's the delicious run-down:

All week, Jimmy's No. 43 will be featuring Greenmarket sausages and beers from B. United Importers and New Jersey's High Point "Ramstein" Brewery.

Tuesday, Jan 13 Sausagefest Kickoff! Enjoy a sausage plate sampler and a B. United beer tasting.

Wednesday, Jan 14 Ramstein Night. New Jersey's High Point Brewery's German style beers and sausages.

Thursday, Jan 15 "Beer Meet-Up" Tasting in our Tasting Room. Sample 6 tastes of German wheat/winter and ramstein beers. $24.00 per person- see Jimmy's No. 43 site for more information on events in The Tasting Room.

Friday and Saturday, Jan 16-17 Cassoulet on the menu! Try our house cassoulet made with Greenmarket sausages.

Saturday, Jan 17 Cassoulet Cookoff and Greenmarket Fundraiser. $20 at the door, all proceeds benefit the Greenmarket and all the flavor goes to you! 12:00- 5:00 PM No reservations needed.