Sunday, May 10, 2009

El Jefe

Perhaps you will recognize this man, who I am now calling El Jefe, from his blog, Mad Meat Genius. Please note that he has a strip of bacon emblazoned on his tshirt. There's a reason for that.

Perhaps you will recognize one or two of the plethora of grills, barbecues, chimneys and smokers operating yesterday in Dr. Biggles' back yard and will realize that the bacon sizzler in this picture is made of a repurposed plowshare.

Perhaps this will give you some idea of the extensive education in the art of grilling My Beloved and I received yesterday from three extraordinary grill men, Dr. Biggles, El Jefe and their pal Abram. We nibbled on the fruits of their labors - bacon (fried, grilled, smoked), ribs (Hawaiian style), chicken (smoked to juicy perfection), tri-tip (ditto), sausage (ditto), walnut-cranberry cornbread (a Dutch oven classic) all afternoon, augmented by Cranky's seriously delicious potato salad with chives and chive flowers, and Cookiecrumb's killer guacamole. They even put a smoky twist on the lamb sliders we contributed to the event, making them even more eye-rollingly delicious than I thought was possible. Juices flowed, chins were wiped and fingers licked

We sat at the feet of the masters. We are in meaty awe.



Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Did you know the Reverend calls his backyard -- at least the part under the shade -- The Boom Boom Room?
We boomed, yeah. Wasn't it awesome? Your lamb babies were insanely good. I was too intimidated to bring meat to the gathering, though we did schlep a little homemade bacon.
I'm so glad you were there.

Sunday, May 10, 2009  
Blogger Anna Haight said...

Sounds like an insanely good time!

Sunday, May 10, 2009  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Sounds amazing. I'm quite envious of the experience. I'm sure The Frog would have been thrilled too.

Sunday, May 10, 2009  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

IT WAS AWESOME !!! Plus, Z came home to a mass of Abram's Hawaiian pork ribs, he was in heaven for hours.

A great day indeed.


Monday, May 11, 2009  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

El Jefe, in deed! I do not even have a black mustache or like cigars. I do like that song Ricky sings. "Babaloo".
The lamb sliders were just a warm up to those killer turnovers.
Mojo and Oscar are glad Cora is better!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, I love the concept of leather recliners in the back yard - that Biggles has style!

Anna, the food was truly insane, the guests only slightly less so.

Nerissa, light up your barbecue and invite a few foodie pals!

Rev, thanks again for making it a great day!

I'm pretty sure that's a big ol' cigar in your self portrait (Mr. Fields), isn't it? :-) Cora sends greetings to Mojo and Oscar.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009  

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