My Hawos Queen 2 Grain mill from Germany is amazing. A couple of weeks ago I ordered 20 pounds of organic whole corn. Today I ground the corn into grits. I love the expensive course cut grits found in boutique food shops in the south. The organic corn was roughly 2 dollars a pound.
I arrived a week ago for my winter job, cooking on a quail hunting plantation in the Low Country. Many of my posts will be exploring this culturally rich area. I hope you enjoy watching my experience and adventure.
Today, the lunch was of a different sort. The lady of the plantation hosted a luncheon for her friends to welcome a new plantation neighbor to the area. It was a beautiful lunch, in a beautiful location with the most gracious hostess imaginable.
Champagne with light splash of catskill currant syrup.
Quail consommé with vegetable garni of carrot, pickled ramps and ramp kraut.
Cucumber and pomegranate salad.
Quail and porcini vol-au-vent with arugula with bergamot oil.
Chocolate mousse with raspberry confiture, raspberries and moscato wine on the side.