Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 287


Original gouache on wood painting

Silhouette Meat Sections. Boom.

I created this one as a birthday gift (name has been removed to protect the innocent...), featuring various personality traits as the meat sections of the recipient's silhouette.

I think it turned out pretty damn awesome. Maybe I'll start to offer these as custom gifts...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

day 286


Chalkboard pig butchery diagram....

not only is it Day 286 of MEAT SECTIONS, it is also the front of my new business cards!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 284


Mmmmm... Berliner Weisse beer with Woodruff Syrup.

This style of German beer is low alcohol, slightly sour, and delicious. I first became aware of it when my mom, who was visiting Germany, called me to tell me she finally liked beer. This from a woman who rarely drinks and when she does, drinks sweet Riesling. The secret behind her new-found taste for beer was the bright green sweet woodruff syrup, which Germans add to the Berliner Weisse to cut the acidity. It turns the beer a pleasant green shade (I mean, if you don't overdo it) and sweetens it with a kind of herby marshmallow flavor. It's freaking delicious.

For an Oktoberfest dinner this past weekend, a friend managed to track down Woodruff syrup at Plump Jack. It can also be found pumped into Dogfish Head Festina Peche at Toronado bar, or into Berliner Weiss at Suppenkuche (though my mom complained they didn't add enough there...

Completely refreshing and ideal for this amazing Indian summer we're getting in SF!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 283


A little fishie butchery chart for an upcoming project, which will be AWESOME.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 281

Original watercolor and ink illustration

Get it right, bartender. No orange slices or maraschino cherries in my old fashioned.

Just bourbon, bitters, touch of sugar and a lemon rind. and scene.

OK. Now I have an overwhelming desire to visit The Alembic...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 278


Back from Philly, and yes, the first thing I ate there was a cheesesteak. Pat's cheesesteak, to be specific, "wit whiz." My dad scooted over to Geno's, where they DO slop more cheese whiz onto your sandwich, but whose meat is inferior to Pat's, in my opinion. But there were seriously both delicious.

September? More like Wrecktember.

Yeah, so September was kind of crazy busy. Which is awesome. But that also meant a dearth of meaty sections. Or at least POSTING meat sections.

Because really, I've been busy cooking up (or, uh, butchering up?) some cool stuff for the holidays, and getting back on track with the meat sections.

So I am declaring meat sections bankruptcy, and starting fresh today. I still have a goal of 365 meat sections by the end of 2010. There will just be some backsies.