JerzeeTomato


Pay to Play
July 15, 2016, 11:32 am
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On the surface this would seem to be a good idea, and I’m for anything that supports family farms.  But, does this leave the farmer to beholden to food producers?  I really don’t know.  But I do know this, you didn’t come here for answers to life’s big questions.

Corporate Food



Homegrown is alright with me
September 6, 2013, 9:54 am
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Last night The Principessa made a fabulous Butternut Squash – Bacon risotto using our own bacon and our own squash. We licked the plates clean.

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Early Departure
September 2, 2013, 10:42 am
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No, not to get home from the shore. Bacon is underway on the BGE before 9 AM! Black pepper, coriander, bay leaf cure. My clothes already reek of applewood smoke.

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Grill #6
August 31, 2013, 9:48 am
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This year we welcomed a new member to the Jerzeetomato family of grills. This sweet satay grill that The Principessa gave me last Christmas. It’s what Thai street vendors use for those skewers of bliss. Hats off to the good folks import food.com for importing this.

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There’s still hope…
August 30, 2013, 6:06 am
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…apparently, for a better supermarket tomato.  I’ll believe when I taste it.



Nothing goes with Bluegrass like….Vietnamese food?
May 31, 2013, 5:10 am
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Seriously. Well, for this family at any rate.

For the last few years we’ve been going to a music festival in western Maryland called Delfest every Memorial Day weekend. Camping out at a county fairground and soaking up the music for four fun filled days. Last year we started what we hope will be a tradition. Vietnamese food night at Delfest!

Clay Pot Pork had made it into the heavy rotation for dinner at home and one night shortly before last year’s Delfest we figured out it could be made pretty easily on a camp stove, particularly if all the prep work was done at home before driving down.

Once the Principessa started cooking, we had a constant stream of people stopping by our campsite, angling for taste. Hell, next year we could probably vend the stuff!

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If this is a cult, then I’m drinking the Kool-Aid
July 13, 2011, 5:56 pm
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When I moved to Atlanta in 1987, I lived a stone’s throw from the Pachinko House named in the lead to the NYT’s article on the BGE.  I never ventured into the store in the eight years I lived there, although I was intrigued.  It must have been the heat.  But a couple of years later some friends in DC started raving about the Egg.  Particularly after one gave the other a BGE as a wedding present.  And then one of those friends, my BFF, GAVE me an egg for my 45th birthday.  (I don’t know, he doesn’t have kids, I’ll never be able to reciprocate).  The rest as they say is history.  As anyone who has tasted my version of Zack Palaccio’s Fatty ‘Cue Ribs can attest.

You really can cook just about anything in the BGE.  The Principessa’s Pizza is legendary around these parts.  As is the fire roasted tomato sauce.