May 12, 2011
Lest you need any further evidence that artisan food crafted with care is “in” just take a look at the new Williams-Sonoma catalogue. Their summer “Outdoor Kitchen” catalogue features, for the first time, high-quality meats from independent farms. Best of all, they give a description of the farms and ranches they sourced the meat from. Then flip a few pages further and you’ll see, also for the first time (to the best of my knowledge) farm-fresh preserves, pickled products and other goodies from Blackberry Farms in Tennessee.
While I’m going on about their catalogue I might also add that while oogling over the delicious handcrafted food, I also found the new kitchen appliance of my dreams. Keep in mind that I put myself through culinary school by working at Williams-Sonoma and they have a very generous employee discount program. I can’t say I ever actually took home much money but boy is my kitchen stocked like you would not believe! But this my friends, this is stupendous! Just what every backyard needs – a wood-fired oven. I’m ignoring the fact that it rains 9 months of the year here and am just drooling over that oven while I imagine myself turning out authentic Italian-style pizzas by truckload. Perhaps not altogether realistic, especially at that price point, but a girl can dream can’t she?