Young and Hungry

Weekend Food Porn: Tomato Tartare and Osso Buco

Saturday was a vacation for me. I ate at home. Carrie and I made dinner for friends. She made a tomato tartare, based on the recipe from Michel Richard's cookbook, Happy in the Kitchen, and I made osso buco with risotto alla Milanese, based on recipes by Mario Batali and Mark Bittman.

The tomato tartare, with its shallot dressing, performs a classic Richard trick: It fools the eye into believing the dish is something that it's not, beef tartare in this case. (The photo above doesn't do justice to Carrie's dish; her initial presentation was gorgeous, but we were so eager to dip into it that we forgot to snap pics until four or five bites in. Did I mention wine was involved at this point?) The appetizer does share one thing in common with its meaty cousin, though: It goes down so damn easy.

I bought the osso buco from Wagshal's Market, and they were beautiful, two-inch center-cut chops that even I couldn't screw up that much. Photo after the jump.

Photos by Angela Potter

  • http://plightofthepumpernickel.blogspot.com The Pumpernickel

    Perhaps I'm just dense, but I can't seem to find a way to subscribe to the RSS feed. Could someone please direct me?

  • Tim Carman

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  • http://allfreerecipes.net Tim Carman

    TP;

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    Sorry... forgot to say great post - can't wait to read your next one!

  • http://www.capitalspiceblog.com Capital Spice

    Where did you guys find good, flavorful tomatoes this time of year?

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry Tim Carman

    We didn't. We found only half-decent hothouse tomatoes at Whole Paycheck.

  • http://districtplates.com Scott

    I was just ready to put the braises away for winter. Now all I can think about is jumping into that photo with a tiny fork and pulling out that delicious cylinder of marrow.

  • Lou

    Mmmmmmm.

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