episode 94 :: peter cottontail (with olives)

This episode has more to do with the fact that I like to eat rabbit than it does my disdain for Easter. But I do dislike what Easter has become. All of the pastel colors, cute drawings of bunnies, pink shit every where you look – it’s as if the inventors of “Candyland” had something to do with it.

Granted, Easter is well behind us, but I still felt it necessary to share one of my favorite preparations of rabbit with you – Lapin Aux Olives, courtesy of Anthony Bourdain and Les Halles. It’s incredibly simple to prepare, tastes delicious, and can be made with chicken if you have an aversion to eating a cute little bunny. Although they’re not so cute once you skin them.

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In this episode:
• Servers in LA restaurants are most likely not “lifers”
• The Linkery and San Diego in general are getting everything right
• SHIFT from New Belgium
• Lapin Aux Olives (rabbit with olives)
• Mad Cow Disease rears its ugly head, yet again
• The Michigan DNR hates freedom and heritage breed hog farmers. Ugliness ensues.

Here’s your shopping list for the Lapin Aux Olives recipe:

4 rabbit legs – or chicken legs if you wish
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 small carrot, coarsely chopped
1 rib celery, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs thyme plus one sprig leaves only, finely chopped
1 sprig rosemary plus one sprig leaves only, finely chopped
1 sprig parsley plus one sprig leaves only, finely chopped
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1½ cups white wine
Salt and pepper
¼ cup flour for dredging plus 1 tablespoon flour for sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 cups chicken stock
¼ pound green olives, pitted

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One thought on “episode 94 :: peter cottontail (with olives)

  1. Not sure why some animals are singled out in this country for non-consumption. It’s so silly. Go to Asia where they eat everything! And there’s nothing wrong with that — it probably makes the most sense economically. So glad to know you’re a fellow member of the I Hate Easter Club ’cause I am too. Now let’s eat some bunny!

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