Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh Styria..

I'm just back from a trip to Vienna.. of course there was schnitzel and goulash and pastries galore.

But there were also all things Styrian!
I have to admit I didn't know what or where Styria was.
Luckily I came to find out it's a state of Austria located in the southeast.

Known for its pumpkin seed oil... which was amazing..
It was this smoked speck that got my attention.

The most.. melt in your mouth fatty..
wonderful piece of smoked meat I've eaten in a VERY long time.

Served with grated horseradish and pickles..

Styria. I will come to you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's OK.

Finally the USDA has let everyone know that it's
OK to cook Pork Medium Rare!!

At last we can all enjoy juicy flavorful pork..
instead of dry stringy meat.

I found this video from the National Pork Board..

Click Here to Watch what the difference 15 degrees makes