Friday, 30 September 2011

Sometimes Something's Just Not For You.....

So a year or two ago, I saw the London episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. On it, he eat's at Fergus Henderson's St. John, where his favourite thing ever, apparently, is served to him. Roasted beef marrow on toast with salt and parsley caper salad. Since that day, I've been dying to try this. A year ago, I actually bought one piece of bone marrow, but it never made it to the oven, it was freezer burned. So yesterday, I decided to go for one more piece, since my grocery store happened to have them, and they only cost around $2.50 anyway.

The way I saw it, if it was Bourdain's favourite meal ever, I pretty much was destined to love it also. You can check out a good chunk of that episode below, including where he eats this:

So if YOU are interested in trying this delicacy, you essentially roast it on 450° for 15 to 20 minutes until it starts getting oozy, and serve it with the parsley salad and bread. The recipe is all over the place. 

We sit down to the meal, and I am feeling really hesitant looking at what lies in front of me. My husband reminds me that I am the one who always says to have an open mind. Oh my god. I hated this. I actually spit it out. It felt like I took some chunky slimy Crisco and rubbed it all over the inside of my mouth. I just shuddered as I wrote that. This was not for me. Oh well. Now I know. Lesson learned: Bourdain's word is not the word of God and I will not always love everything he idealizes.

On the bright side, my dinner was delicious! But I left my camera on, plugged into the computer like a genius (it's probably the 4th time this month) and we have no batteries, and I didn't get any pics of it. I'll have to make it again soon, it will become a regular thing for sure. Brick squashed chicken in a caste-iron frying pan. In the meantime, you can check out Michael Smith's recipe that I used. 

Click this link for the recipe!
Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I saw Martha Stewart talking about marrow one time. She had special forks for it. Doesn't look that good to me.
    Thanks for sharing.