2014 Gift Guide, Day Eight
December 1, 2014
Angelo Garro is bigger than life. Cook, hunter, raconteur, blacksmith, a day in his company is one you'll never forget. You may have read about him in The Omnivore's Dilemma; he was the one who took Michael Pollan off to hunt boar. Or you may have seen him in my own (long-ago) Food Network special, Eating Out Loud, where we picked olives, brined them, then cooked a meal in his forge. It was one of the most fun days of my life.
If you've got a friend in Northern California, and you're inclined to spend a pile of money, you could buy them this salami-making class with Angelo. It take place on Saturday, February 21th at Renaissance Forge in San Francisco. The day-long event includes making salami, a tasting of Angelo's own wine and a meal made by Angelo. They also get Angelo's salame to take home. But what they mostly get is Angelo – and that is guaranteed to be spectacularly unpredictable and a very good time. The food, of course, will be wonderful.
And if your friend isn't in the Bay Area – or you don't feel like spending $400 – you could buy them some of Angelo's own salt blend instead. That's only $10 – and it's great stuff.
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OMG I love this guy and the recent article in Bon Appetit was incredible. I’m buying a ticket today and flying up for the event. I guess this will be Merry Christmas to me!!!