Tag: Stephen Alexander

Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #57 Local Holiday Meats with Cumbrae’s Stephen Alexander

This week we have a rather seasonal blether with none other than the fantastic Stephen Alexander from Cumbrae’s. Stephen guides us through his suggestions of local holiday meats for the upcoming festive season. Bison, venison, beef, pork, ham, foie gras, pheasant, and more… there are so many, many alternatives to turkey… saying that, a nice brined local turkey does the job quite nicely too!

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La Quercia’s Herb Eckhouse is America’s Prince of Prosciutto

It was 1989, there wasn’t anything that was being made there that we could be proud of. We had been blessed with this unbelievable bounty, but what were we doing to show that we appreciated it? That’s when we started thinking about making Prosciutto. Ten years later, another job had taken me to Italy and back to Iowa again. I spent five years studying the art (like a good Harvard boy) and for a lot of reasons decided that it made sense. We started out by selling imported Prosciutto and then we started making it by hand.

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