Many people have been asking me what type of food are you going to be serving, or what is the specialty food item of Farm To Fork? The food at Farm To Fork will be fresh from the farm and seasonal for the most part. The majority of the food that will be offered will be organic locally grown food supplied from Central Texas farmers. There will be a few daily items that will not change such as a grilled burger, and a healthy chicken salad sandwich and a fresh daily soup that will always be on the lunch menu. If I can get locally grown organic meats and vegetables, you can bet they will be on the menu!
There is a technique or a term that most people aren't too familiar with that I have been using for the past 7-8 years that will be used as a cooking process for many items at Chef Pogue's Farm To Fork. It is "Sous Vide Cooking". I am sure many are wondering what in the world is that and what does it mean. It sounds like Sooooo Veeed. "Sous-vide" is French and the meaning is cooking "under vacuum") It is a method of cooking food that is sealed in airtight plastic bags in a heated in a temperature controlled water bath environment for longer than normal cooking times—96 hours or more, in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 131 °F- 140 °F for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.
If you are interested in the process and want to learn more or see it in action come on in. The whole idea behind Farm To Fork is that it is an open concept kitchen, I want you to see and be able to ask questions about your food. You are what you eat! There will be many options of meals to go that will be prepared sous vide that you can reheat for individuals of busy families. Anyone who has had a meal prepared this way can tell you about the experience, I haven't heard of a bad one yet.
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