This fall I attended a very special farm to table dinner at Twitter Creek Gardens, a micro farm operated by by wife’s cousin Emily. They butchered a pig and put on a two-day party we called the “Bouche-Ray” in honor of Sara and Emily’s Uncle Ray, a Cajun musician who died in an accident last year. To read about it, go here
Breaking down the pig in Emily’s living room.
The head of Juvenile Deliquent, or Joovy for short, who died for our dinner.
The pork loins.
Booche-Ray napkins printed by cousin Emily
Emily’s farm library
Ricotta from a neighbor’s goat milk
And the big tables were set
Dinner was held in the greenhouse at sunset
Chefs Brian and Preston plating salads
Sara and I with our son, Leo, who is 3
Once beautiful salad, course one at the Bouche-Ray
Just some borage and berry granita to cleanse the palate at the bouche-Ray
Kids running in the yard as the moon comes up
And, naturally, a super moon rose.
Peonies from the farmer’s market the next morning
Tomato porn from the farmers’ market
Em making pig’s head posole
Just some shrimp chillin’ on some glacier ice.
Sausage being made isn’t really so bad.
Robbi frying some chicken that was alive the day before
Jam session in the greenhouse
The accordion reminded me of Uncle Ray.
We all miss Ray, lover of all things food and Cajun, Sara’s uncle, who the dinner was dedicated to. He died in an ATV accident last spring.