Welcome to the first week of November, my friends! Are you getting excited about the holidays yet? I spent last weekend in Wooster, Ohio with Certified Angus Beef and ten other food bloggers. We had a blast in the Certified Angus Beef test kitchen learning more than I ever could have imagined there was to know about beef. In addition to all the beef talking, learning, cooking, and eating; I had a great time wandering through the small town and soaking up all of the gorgeous autumn leaves, cool weather, and small town window shopping.
I learned the best ways to choose your meats, how the beef is graded by the USDA, great tips for tying a roast, flavor profiles, and so much more! I was lucky enough to work with Chef Michael Ollier for three days of cooking and playing in the test kitchen. All four of the chefs were great and I couldn’t have asked for more generous and fun hosts. I’ve never tasted such amazing food in one place in my life. By the end of the weekend, there were at least a dozen dishes that I want to make again.
To say that I brought home a plethora of knowledge doesn’t begin to describe how much I learned. I’m looking forward to sharing all of it with you over the coming year!