Eye Candy: Salt Pork–Rabbit Stew with Root Vegetable Gnudi and Preserved Lemon

 

Tennessee native Trey Cioccia is no stranger to incorporating the farm-to-table ethos into fine dining, sourcing produce from his family’s garden at his Farm House restaurant. For his recent festive holiday dinner, Cioccia treated Beard House diners to the same sensibility that his Nashville hot spot is known for with inventive takes on homespun classics. Palates were delighted with dishes like Cioccia’s pigs’ tail jam with black pepper–honey butter on crispy johnnycakes and his fanciful, savory dessert featuring a pork rind cone topped with brown sugar ice cream, sweet potato mascarpone, shallot confit, crystallized ginger, and fried sage. A true fan favorite of the evening was the salt pork–rabbit stew with tender root vegetable gnudi, earthy parsnips, sweet butternut squash, celery root tops, and tangy preserved lemon. Rustic flavors met elevated technique... Read more >

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Recipe: How to Make Squid-Ink Tagliatelle from Nashville's Rolf & Daughters

 

By Matt Colangelo, Tasting Table

 

Philip Krajeck is the James Beard Award semifinalist of Rolf & Daughters in Nashville and the reason I dream about pasta at night. So when the time came for me to master the art of making fresh pasta at home—a perfect project for the long, cool nights ahead—I knew exactly who to call.

 

When I arrive at the restaurant, in the middle of afternoon prep, Krajeck is waiting for me with a full spread of ingredients: two types of flour, eggs, a bowl of squid ink, a rolling pin, and a hand-cranked pasta machine. With the raw materials for an excellent meal splayed in front of me, I can't help but compliment Krajeck on his Italian cooking—prompting a knee-jerk reaction. "I don... Read more >

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On the Menu: Taste of Tennessee

Jeremy Barlow The first certified green restaurant in Nashville, Tāyst impresses diners with its dedication to sustainability and local sourcing, but it’s chef Jeremy Barlow’s skillful, modern cooking that keeps them coming back. Join us tonight for a, well, taste of the playful American cuisine and intriguing wine pairings for which Barlow is known. Click here to make a reservation.
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America's Classic: Arnold's Country Kitchen

Whether it’s a clam shack near the shore, a barbecue joint on the outskirts of town, or a sub shop on the busiest city street, chances are your favorite local restaurant is a James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award winner. Each week at Delights + Prejudices we profile one of these classic restaurants. Next up, Nashville's meat and threes paradise Arnold's Country Kitchen. Co-owner Jack Arnold favors overalls and foulard bow ties. He began his restaurant career as a dishwasher, at the age of 12. While studying art at Vanderbilt University, he managed the campus cafeteria. By 1983 he had his own place, Arnold's Country Kitchen, a concrete block building, outfitted with a steam table and a tray line

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