Friday, February 18, 2011

Kitchen Couture: Vena Cava's Beef Jerky

Latest edition of Kitchen Couture for Bon Appetit is up! This one features Vena Cava's recipe for homemade beef jerky, which took about three days, including a seven-hour baking time (basically, I was up 'til 2 am last night poking at drying beef in my oven. However! The end result is totally worth it. The chemical-laden commercial kind you buy in gas stations doesn't even begin to hold a candle to this homegrown variety. Read my interview with the Vena Cava girls and get the recipe HERE.

P.S. Apologies for the extremely sporadic posting this week. Fashion week just about killed me. I promise regularly scheduled programming will return next week. Have a great, restful weekend. xo


  1. Yum! Fresh jerky is so good. I live in So. Cal and like to take a few trips a year to Mammoth. The drive up usually includes stopping for some fresh jerky either at Mahogany Country Smokehouse in Bishop or Gus's Really Good Jerky in the middle of nowhere on the 395. Both are expensive but tasty and offer a variety of flavors and meat types. I've never even considered being able to make my own jerky. The time commitment looks a little intimidating but I might have to try it.

  2. Looks tasty! Definitely interested in trying this recipe!

  3. Yum! Next time, I would sprinkle some hypocrite on top before drying.

    "And then, something just changed. The bottom line was this: Eating meat, poultry, even fish, is bad for you, bad for the earth, and unthinkably cruel to the animal you're eating. The amount of pain and suffering these creatures endure every single day of their lives is shocking and brutal. And completely unnecessary. Anyway, I haven't gone vegan completely, but I've reduced my meat/poultry intake to about once a month. The rest of the time, I focus my meals mostly on plants and whole grains with the occasional serving of fish thrown in. And you know what? I love it. I'm happier for it, and I have the proud, heretofore unknown feeling of making a conscious effort to take care of myself."

    lemme know how you plan on reconciling your cognitive dissonances.

  4. Wow! You sure inspire me to try making this someday! My hubby and I love it. Yours looks like its from the shop!
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  5. Sounds just wonderful, I'm with you on the beef jerky. I will often make a meal of just that.

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