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May 12, 2011

Artisan Food Is In!

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?