Alimentary Canal

Eat With Your Hands: The Outtakes

What didn't make it into Zakary Pelaccio's new book
Apr 20, 2012 1:01 pm

“Eat with your hands,” I encourage them, the uninitiated faceless diners. “It tastes better that way. You have to eat this dish with your hands. It is the only way.” I say this so fucking much that I hope it means more than the clear, literal imperative. By why?

An Outtake From Zakary Pelaccio's Eat With Your Hands

Why Fatty is Anti-Sweet Tooth
Apr 13, 2012 1:01 pm

Next week, Zakary Pelaccio releases his cookbook of sorts Eat With Your Hands. He'll host a psychedelic book release party featuring the band Woods next Tuesday for those of you happen to be in Brooklyn. And here, he and Alimentary Canal co-pilot Jori offer an outtake from the book that, sadly, wound up on the cutting-room floor. At last, we find out why Fatty is anti-sweet tooth, plus, we get a few imagined Fatty dessert recipes. Enjoy.

Left Lane Rights

Zak Pelaccio on driving etiquette and farm to table
Mar 30, 2012 12:01 pm

I ended my night by spending 20 minutes in a cab. It was three in the morning but the late-night DJ on the Emory University radio station had dropped Donny Hathaway's brilliant live version of "The Ghetto" and, as our taxi driver agreed, — probably because I was throwing ones at him as if he were a stripper — we had to listen to the end of the jam.

Getting Lost In Miami

A quick jaunt turns to an extended stay
Mar 2, 2012 2:01 pm

They had to drag us kicking & screaming, a couple of sun junkies, to the airport as we scratched and clawed for one more fix of nurturing sunshine, for a nap in the quiet, balmy shade, to float, just once more, toes surfacing from time to time like playful stubby bath toys, in the cool ocean water.

Deep Thoughts About Twitter

To tweet or not to tweet, that is a chef's question
Feb 23, 2012 6:31 pm

Columnist Zak Pelaccio is down in Miami this week, and before he suns himself and cooks some burgers, he's taking a mental detour into the philosophy of why one should or should not engage in twitter. 

Introducing Lady Jayne's Alchemy

New Product Alert: A Worcestershire sauce is born
Feb 16, 2012 6:01 pm

Jori Jayne Emde joined the Fatty Crew before it ever existed. That is to say, she was there before the beginning. As the assemblage of a Crew organically developed, Emde played various roles, from cook to designer and everything in between. In my humble opinion, and I would believe many of her former colleagues’ and mentors’ would say the same, her cooking skills...

Coyotes and Good Coffee

Pondering city vs. country life on a train
Feb 9, 2012 5:01 pm

Our columnist ponders a move upstate, like permanently, in the latest dispatch from New York chef/writer/bon vivant Zak Pellacio and his trusty sidekick Jori Jayne Emde, in The Alimentary Canal.

Forget Fusion, Cooking Is Personal

Our columnists have rendang on the brain
Feb 2, 2012 6:01 pm

Last night we attended a Malaysian food event focused on rendang. Rendang is a style of cooking proteins that began as early as the 1200s in Western Sumatra. The idea was to cook the protein (beef, goat, chicken) with a great variety of spices and coconut milk until all the milk had either evaporated or been absorbed by the protein, thus leaving only the oil which would then fry the spice coated protein into crusty and dry, but still tender, chunks.


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