Monday, September 12, 2005

Fatted Calf 2nd Anniversary!

With several members of the Blue Bottle Coffee Company in attendance last Sunday, Fatted Calf celebrated two years of preparing some of best meat in the Bay Area by making a ton of Paella and getting everyone drunk!

It goes a little something like this:

First, brown your Paella Sausage.

Set the Sausage aside and then fry the rice in the fat before adding a stock of duck and guinea hen with saffron and whole load of aromatics.

Meanwhile roast your peppers. And we all know that you can't just get good peppers anywhere.

Add all this together and make your guests scream in anticipation.
But wait there's more!

Cook up some local shellfish, in this case mussels.

Then mix together so as to be quickly devoured by the hungry masses.

This feast was followed by an eagerly awaited serving of crepinettes.

Thanks and congratulations to Taylor and Toponia for all the great eats. Hopefully they got to enjoy their own party.


Blogger Swim80 said...

Hey there,

How come you are always prepared to take photos on every occasion. It's 9:30 in the morning here in Athens but I'm already hungry now that I've seen this photos.

Really like your site. Nice photos, short descriptions and lots of coffee!

Since you are pros could you please tell me your opinion on starbucks? I really like their coffees but people who live in the US (and are friends of mine) tell me that starbuck is not considered anything special and that none prefers their coffees. What do you think?

Keep on the good work and fun!

11:42 PM  
Blogger deafknee said...

oh shit that looks so good its making me wish i had someone to cook for me!!

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The paella looks awesome!

swim80 - I've never really liked Starbucks - their coffees, especially the cafe lattes always have a weird taste to it.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Tenderheart said...

mmmm, looks tasty!!

5:37 AM  
Blogger texsinger said...

oh wow! that looks yummy!! can you pass me some?

7:15 AM  
Blogger drbiggles said...

He's prepared to take photos at every occasion because it's what we do man, camera goes with me to work and everywhere, anytime.


ps - I didn't know Starbucks had coffee. All I've ever seen are these milk & sugar drinks loaded with some flavorings of some ilk.

9:58 AM  
Blogger powdersnow said...

it looks so yummy! can believe it. I like ur blog coz I love taking photos and COFFEE!

is it ok if I link ur blog to mine??

2:52 AM  
Blogger Baba-Yaga said...


just love the photos... simply awesome, specially of the coffee...absolutely love yr blog...

3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW~ !! getting hungry now ... a cup of coffee + a delicious food = enjoying life ("/)
i put yr link into my blogs pot ? hope u dont mind XD...

5:06 AM  
Blogger drbiggles said...


1 Gallon Coffee Mugs are coming, sigh.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Rangie said...

everything here is simply beautiful. you are now someone i read everyday. its uplifting. thank you! :)

12:04 PM  
Blogger TopoTail said...

Give me a break. It's just unfair to make the rest of us look at that. The duck and guinea hen stock w/safron is a very nice touch. How much per gram do they sell that stuff for?

And thanks for the tip about the ham and cheese croisants at Tartine. I had to wait in line for a half hour, but it was worth it. Those things are awesome.

9:05 PM  
Blogger diE to SELF LiVE foR ChRisT said...

that food looks soooo good!!!!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Rachel Kennedy said...

That looks like an excellent meal.

Your photos are wonderful, by the way. I was looking through your site. Your espresso looks even more wonderful.

Looks like you should teach me everything you know about espresso so that my espresso can be as wonderful one day too.

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Good post. Just passing through, cool blog by the way.

11:18 AM  
Blogger K said...

Looked great till the clams showed up. Then it looked like pooh.

Great pics though!!!

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feed Me!!!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous carmina beatrix said...

YUMMY!!!!! =P

2:08 AM  
Blogger medusa said...

hai deciso di farci sentire male?
io adoro la paella!

6:36 AM  
Blogger deXtEr said...

man yr page is one heavy place to be at.. no kiddin.. those are some really HOT pics..

10:55 AM  
Blogger sao said...

How wonderful photos!!!
I would like to know which camera use.



2:22 PM  
Blogger artust said...


2:10 PM  
Blogger bluesbear said...

hallo there,

I love your phantastic photos especially about the coffee and that wonderful food.

12:49 PM  
Blogger NĂ©laton Marie-France said...

Does it exist ?.....
but really nice pics

2:01 PM  
Anonymous becca said...


3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out if topic: Great post about coffee mugs! Check it!

1:31 AM  

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