Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

food brings people together

In the wake of the horrible storms and flooding that devastated Nashville over the weekend, it seems that people just want to eat together. Maybe this isn't so surprising, as eating great food in the company of others can be a huge comfort. We and most of our friends were fortunate enough to have endured practically no damage, but that doesn't mean we don't feel incredibly sad and heartbroken about the situation.

While it was still raining Sunday night, some of our friends were able to make it over so we could discuss the insanity of what was being shown on the news while comforting ourselves with simple and delicious food.

Super-slow cooked beef roast with a dry rub of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander and cumin

This roast was ridiculously cheap because it is not the greatest cut in the world. The secret is how to cook this kind of cut to transform it into something delicious. My boyfriend was extremely successful in that department, and we literally attacked the meat leaving almost no leftovers. What he did was slow cook the roast - it was in the oven for almost 8 hours, but the temperature of the meat did not get above 135 degrees (our oven was actually only on "warm" most of the time). Because of the time in the oven but the low temperature, we ended up with incredibly moist, tender and juicy meat that was a perfect medium-rare.

cheddar cheese grits
roasted potatoes
brussel sprouts

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