The Great Cassoulet Challenge of 2012 has concluded. The last of the candles illuminating a cheerful gathering sputtered one final time, before the flame drowned in molten wax. Sated guests mingled, music playing softly in the background … Much earlier in the day preparations for the last round of bean baking got underway, after the cassole […]Read more "Feasting and Judging"
Ayocote blanco The beans, having soaked overnight, are ready to go – the challenge is on! Today is prep day. Assembling and preparing all the different ingredients for the main event tomorrow. Most importantly, making the savory stock, in which to cook six cups or 1360 grams of white runner beans (dry weight), then simmering those beans in said […]Read more "Day One – The Great 2012 Cassoulet Challenge"