Entries by Jen Poole

April 19, 2021: More spring goodness

More spring goodness over here! Local asparagus courtesy of Meadow Lane Farm, lightly grilled, topped with a sunny side up farm egg, grated Parmesan & (optional) house cured pancetta. This is an Italian spring classic, and each element here is at its absolute best quality.

February 19, 2021: Szechuan peppercorns y’all

  Have you ever tried a Szechuan peppercorn? They’re the seeds of the prickly ash tree, and a mainstay in Szechuan cooking. They’re not spicy. They have a wonderful, peppery, citrusy flavor. They also have another, very strange characteristic: they cause paresthesia, a numbing, prickly sensation in the mouth. It does this by getting tiny […]