Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Boccalone's Incanto Pork Ragu

Eat Local Challenge Day 14
(Read What & Why I am Doing This Here)

picture photograph image all local ingredients 2008 copyright of sam breach http://becksposhnosh.blogspot.com/Read on Twitter: 11:09 AM October 08, 2008 "Umm ... to those of you who told me I had to try the Boccalone pork ragu? BLESS YOU. It's so good. #eatlocal" tweeted by @lifebeginsat30
The Boccalone Mission: "Boccalone artisan salumi combine high quality pork, Italian sea salt, and the freshest spices with the rarest of all ingredients: time. We start with sustainably-raised, heritage-breed pork. We combine old-world recipes and traditional methods with modern technology... Our small-batches, hands-on methods and traditional cold curing techniques can take up to ten times longer than other producers’.
Eat Local? I was told by the member of Boccalone staff whom I asked the question of, that as well as being locally made (over the Bay in Oakland), 90% of their ingredients are locally sourced too.

Breakfast Day 14
Porridge made from wheat berries [source Eatwell Farm], Plain Yogurt [source: St Benoit], stewed Bramley Apple [source: Philo Apple Farm] with Sage Honey [source: Marshall's] and a little salt.

Lunch Day 14
Leftover Aubergine Bake with Herbed Cream & Whole Wheat Toast with Butter: Eggplants [source: Balakian], Tomatoes [source: Dirty Girl], Butter [source: Clover Organic], Parsley [source: Dirty Girl], Basil [source: Four Sisters], Mint [source: can't remember], Olive Oil [source: Bariani], Garlic [source: not recorded], Creme Fraiche [source: Cowgirl], Bread made from wheat berries [source Eatwell Farm] Salt & Pepper.

Dinner Day 14
Home-made whole wheat pasta made from wheat berries and pasture-raised eggs laid by chickens eating from the exact same batch of wheat berries, [source Eatwell Farm], Tomatoes & Parsley [source: Dirty Girl], Mezzo Secco Cheese [source: Vella], Incanto Pork Ragu [source: Boccalone] Salt & Pepper.

Drinks Day 14
Tap Water, Calistoga Sparkling Water, Robert Mondavi 2007 Pinot Noir, Tea (1 Cup)

100% Local ingredient
Local Artisan using mostly local ingredients
Local Artisan using non-local ingredients
Totally Un-local
Pre-declared exempt
Restaurants which focus on local produce

© 2008 Sam
Boccalone's Incanto Pork Ragu


  • At 14/10/08 23:55, Blogger Kitt said…

    Wow, that's a near perfectly local day.

    I'll be picking up some of that ragu next time I'm out there.

  • At 15/10/08 07:17, Anonymous Genie said…

    I keep hearing amazing things about that ragu...I think I'm going to have no choice but to go get myself some.

  • At 15/10/08 15:07, Blogger Jennifer Maiser said…

    That ragu is so good it's scary.

  • At 16/10/08 07:58, Anonymous foodhoe said…

    it's that good is it? i was never a fan of the bottled ragu,but this particular one looks worlds better. Your series is very inspiring btw!

  • At 17/10/08 15:21, Anonymous Sean said…

    OMG so good. We just finished off our jar last night. It does need, or at least can benefit from, a little extension with some tomatoes or broth, but tastes just amazing. Diet food it ain't but the good stuff rarely is.

  • At 17/10/08 15:23, Blogger Sam said…

    Yes - we were advides to add tomato - and I added a few chopped Early Girls into the mix

  • At 17/11/08 08:59, Blogger Leigh said…

    gotta track this stuff down!


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