Chef Spotlight: Lena Ciardullo, Marta
Favorite Cut: Double-Cut Pork Chop for TwoUnion Square Hospitality Group was an early supporter of reintroducing Heritage breeds to the American public. Marta restaurant, led by Chef Lena Ciardullo, is the group's Roman inspired pizzeria that also celebrates the Italian tradition of cooking seasonal specials “alla brace”—over open embers. This Double-Cut Pork Chop for Two comes from their whole-animal Heritage butchery program and is Danny Meyer's favori...
The double cut tomahawk chop looks like something cut by God’s own butcher — it is as powerful a presentation as it is elegant, the kind of thing that makes meat lovers genuflect with love even as they wonder how to cook the darn thing. It’s over two inches thick and it takes some secret knowledge to nail it at a perfect medium while getting all the flavor, juice and texture out of the chop without incineration the outside, without having to go lower slower… the finished product must be sear...
There is no denying the siren call of a Heritage pork chop, the sort of thing that would have made Homer crash his ship. Or, make a man sing about the Voice of a Pork Chop. Some folks might think it’s weird, but it makes perfect sense to us, and to Bob Dylan, who was […]
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This from our friend and in-house scribe Mike Edison: “Check out these pics of the perfect Heritage porterhouse chops. This was the biggest one I ever saw, probably about 17 ounces, and two inches thick. I used the method Zack from Carnevino told me about — you gotta cook it in two shots, and even […]
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