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The SRavenous Pig eas ons of Flor ida By James and Julie Petrakis

The Ravenous Pig Seasons of Florida Photographs by Gary Bogdon By James and Julie Petrakis with Bob Morris Winter Park Miami Santa Barbara

The Ravenous Pig Seasons of Florida Photographs by Gary Bogdon By James and Julie Petrakis with Bob Morris Winter Park Miami Santa Barbara

Copyright 2012 by James and Julie Petrakis Photographs copyright 2012 by Gary Bogdon All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Story Farm LLC. www.storyfarm.com Library of Congress Ca

Copyright 2012 by James and Julie Petrakis Photographs copyright 2012 by Gary Bogdon All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Story Farm LLC. www.storyfarm.com Library of Congress Ca

Contents We l c o m e 8 Birth of the Pig 12 H o w We C o o k 1 8 Ye a r R o u n d 2 6 Spring 74 Summer 116 Fall 150 Winter 192 Pantr y 233 Acknowledgments 246 Sources 249 Index 250 6 Th

Contents We l c o m e 8 Birth of the Pig 12 H o w We C o o k 1 8 Ye a r R o u n d 2 6 Spring 74 Summer 116 Fall 150 Winter 192 Pantr y 233 Acknowledgments 246 Sources 249 Index 250 6 Th

Welcome Just like our restauraNt, this cookBook is devoted to a siNGle MissioN creating great Florida food. We both grew up in Florida, and while we have worked, studied, cooked, and eaten in many far

Welcome Just like our restauraNt, this cookBook is devoted to a siNGle MissioN creating great Florida food. We both grew up in Florida, and while we have worked, studied, cooked, and eaten in many far

seems, has their favorite dishes. some loyal patrons never stray beyond the steak frites or the pork porterhouse, while others can always be counted on to order the fish entre, no matter what kind of

seems, has their favorite dishes. some loyal patrons never stray beyond the steak frites or the pork porterhouse, while others can always be counted on to order the fish entre, no matter what kind of

How We Cook Seasonal oNe octoBer MorNiNG a GuY caMe kNockiNG at the back door of the restaurant, pointed at several crates of persimmons in his pickup truck, and asked if we wanted to buy some. Persim

How We Cook Seasonal oNe octoBer MorNiNG a GuY caMe kNockiNG at the back door of the restaurant, pointed at several crates of persimmons in his pickup truck, and asked if we wanted to buy some. Persim

Whole Cookery on handis a big part of our everyday routine. For us, cookiNG is More aBout craFt than business. Thats one reason why we purchase whole animals and do our own butchery at the restauran

Whole Cookery on handis a big part of our everyday routine. For us, cookiNG is More aBout craFt than business. Thats one reason why we purchase whole animals and do our own butchery at the restauran

WheN other cheFs coMe to eat With us for the first time they often say something like, Whoa, you guys are really into seasoning with acid, arent you Yes, its true, we really are. For us, acid is just

WheN other cheFs coMe to eat With us for the first time they often say something like, Whoa, you guys are really into seasoning with acid, arent you Yes, its true, we really are. For us, acid is just

acid Layers of Flavor take a Quick look at the reciPes in this book and you will notice that most of them do not fall into the threeeasysteps category. We like simple, straightforward food, really

acid Layers of Flavor take a Quick look at the reciPes in this book and you will notice that most of them do not fall into the threeeasysteps category. We like simple, straightforward food, really

YearRound C o cktai ls 29 Bacon Old Fashioned Gazpacho Bloody Mary Umatilla Smash Star ters 36 Gruyre Biscuits Pretzels with Taleggio Fondue Shrimp and Grits with Green Tomato Chutney and Chorizo O

YearRound C o cktai ls 29 Bacon Old Fashioned Gazpacho Bloody Mary Umatilla Smash Star ters 36 Gruyre Biscuits Pretzels with Taleggio Fondue Shrimp and Grits with Green Tomato Chutney and Chorizo O

Cocktails Bacon Old Fashioned Makes 1 Its only fitting that we give this classic cocktail a double whammy of swine goodness. BaconInfused Bourbon 1 bottle 750 ml bourbon we use Buffalo trace 4 ounc

Cocktails Bacon Old Fashioned Makes 1 Its only fitting that we give this classic cocktail a double whammy of swine goodness. BaconInfused Bourbon 1 bottle 750 ml bourbon we use Buffalo trace 4 ounc

Gazpacho Bloody Mary Talk about a cocktail thats a meal in itself. This spicy little number is especially popular during our Saturday lunches and seasonal roasts. What sets it apart is the harissa, a

Gazpacho Bloody Mary Talk about a cocktail thats a meal in itself. This spicy little number is especially popular during our Saturday lunches and seasonal roasts. What sets it apart is the harissa, a

OldFashioned Pastry Pastry chefs are early risers. Whoever is on duty for making pastry at the Pig is typically the first one to show up each morning, usually before 700 a.m., because it needs to be d

OldFashioned Pastry Pastry chefs are early risers. Whoever is on duty for making pastry at the Pig is typically the first one to show up each morning, usually before 700 a.m., because it needs to be d

Starters Gruyre Biscuits Gruyre Biscuits Weve had these biscuits on the menu since the day we opened. We knew they would be popular, but we had no idea just how much people would come to crave them.

Starters Gruyre Biscuits Gruyre Biscuits Weve had these biscuits on the menu since the day we opened. We knew they would be popular, but we had no idea just how much people would come to crave them.

Lamb Burgers with CucumberOlive Relish, Tzatziki, and Tempura Haricots Verts Lamb Burgers with CucumberOlive Relish, Tzatziki, and Tempura Haricots Verts We love finding burgers on the menus at fine

Lamb Burgers with CucumberOlive Relish, Tzatziki, and Tempura Haricots Verts Lamb Burgers with CucumberOlive Relish, Tzatziki, and Tempura Haricots Verts We love finding burgers on the menus at fine

Pineapple UpsideDown Cake with Coconut Sorbet and Cilantro Syrup Pineapple UpsideDown Cake with Coconut Sorbet and Cilantro Syrup This is another of those dishes that people grew up with, especially

Pineapple UpsideDown Cake with Coconut Sorbet and Cilantro Syrup Pineapple UpsideDown Cake with Coconut Sorbet and Cilantro Syrup This is another of those dishes that people grew up with, especially

Seasonal Roasts Our seasonal roasts, which take place the first Saturday of each month, started off as simple, neighborhood gatherings. We would roast a couple of pigs in the parking lot, put together

Seasonal Roasts Our seasonal roasts, which take place the first Saturday of each month, started off as simple, neighborhood gatherings. We would roast a couple of pigs in the parking lot, put together

In the spring, instead of pigs, well roast lamb and give the meal a Greek spin. Come fall, its Oktoberfest and a chance to showcase our housemade sausages. Around Thanksgiving, well smoke turkeys and

In the spring, instead of pigs, well roast lamb and give the meal a Greek spin. Come fall, its Oktoberfest and a chance to showcase our housemade sausages. Around Thanksgiving, well smoke turkeys and

Spring C o cktai ls 77 La Floridita Margarita Gin and Jam Rye Negroni Star ters 81 Zuckermans Farm Asparagus Salad and Ramp Scones Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Grill

Spring C o cktai ls 77 La Floridita Margarita Gin and Jam Rye Negroni Star ters 81 Zuckermans Farm Asparagus Salad and Ramp Scones Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Grill

Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Dont be scared off by sweetbreads. Teamed up with cuminspiced yogurta testam

Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Veal Sweetbreads with Pickled Carrots and CuminSpiced Yogurt Dont be scared off by sweetbreads. Teamed up with cuminspiced yogurta testam

Pasta Perfecto THe COUnTeR In OUR ReAR DInInG ROOM gets cleared off each day so that one of our sous chefs can make fresh pasta. Its not a complicated process, but it does demand care. Like our pastry

Pasta Perfecto THe COUnTeR In OUR ReAR DInInG ROOM gets cleared off each day so that one of our sous chefs can make fresh pasta. Its not a complicated process, but it does demand care. Like our pastry

English Pea Agnolotti with New Smyrna Clams and Lemon Nage English Pea Agnolotti with New Smyrna Clams and Lemon Nage Floridas Indian River is one of the richest and most diverse estuaries on the Ea

English Pea Agnolotti with New Smyrna Clams and Lemon Nage English Pea Agnolotti with New Smyrna Clams and Lemon Nage Floridas Indian River is one of the richest and most diverse estuaries on the Ea

Desserts Turtle Creek GoatCheese Cheesecake with Local Peaches Turtle Creek GoatCheese Cheesecake Serves 6 to 8 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, melted cup sugar 12 teaspoon coarse salt

Desserts Turtle Creek GoatCheese Cheesecake with Local Peaches Turtle Creek GoatCheese Cheesecake Serves 6 to 8 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, melted cup sugar 12 teaspoon coarse salt

Tools We Love HeRe ARe SOMe SIMPLe, InexPenSIVe TOOLS that can help home cooks turn out Pigquality food. Clockwise, at left, starting from the top Mallet nothing beats a mallet for tenderizing a piece

Tools We Love HeRe ARe SOMe SIMPLe, InexPenSIVe TOOLS that can help home cooks turn out Pigquality food. Clockwise, at left, starting from the top Mallet nothing beats a mallet for tenderizing a piece

For the Love of Beer We CALL OURSeLVeS an American Gastropub, and while the term gastropub is now in fairly wide use, when we first opened, lots of people didnt know what to make of it. On the one han

For the Love of Beer We CALL OURSeLVeS an American Gastropub, and while the term gastropub is now in fairly wide use, when we first opened, lots of people didnt know what to make of it. On the one han

Thanks to the craft beer movement, were lucky to be living in nothing less than a Beer Renaissance in the United States. Thats serendipitous for the Pig because we serve only American beer. And its on

Thanks to the craft beer movement, were lucky to be living in nothing less than a Beer Renaissance in the United States. Thats serendipitous for the Pig because we serve only American beer. And its on

Summer C o cktai ls 119 New York Sour Summer Bellini El Presidente Star ters 123 Local Fig and Burrata Salad Red Snapper Ceviche with Grilled Avocado and Thai Chili Vinaigrette Baby Back Pork Rib

Summer C o cktai ls 119 New York Sour Summer Bellini El Presidente Star ters 123 Local Fig and Burrata Salad Red Snapper Ceviche with Grilled Avocado and Thai Chili Vinaigrette Baby Back Pork Rib

Starters Local Fig and Burrata Salad Local Figs and Burrata with Arugula, Pork Belly Croutons, and Saba While the rest of the country has to wait until fall to get fresh local figs, they ripen in Fl

Starters Local Fig and Burrata Salad Local Figs and Burrata with Arugula, Pork Belly Croutons, and Saba While the rest of the country has to wait until fall to get fresh local figs, they ripen in Fl

Southern Fried Chicken with Smoked Gallberry Honey Southern Fried Chicken with Smoked Gallberry Honey The key to this is the oneday brine, which is the best way to impart seasoning through the chick

Southern Fried Chicken with Smoked Gallberry Honey Southern Fried Chicken with Smoked Gallberry Honey The key to this is the oneday brine, which is the best way to impart seasoning through the chick

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Summer Melon and Earl Grey Cookies Vanilla Panna Cotta with Summer Melon and Earl Grey Cookies Serves 8 Panna Cotta 5 gelatin sheets 2 cups cream Zest of 1 lemon teaspoon co

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Summer Melon and Earl Grey Cookies Vanilla Panna Cotta with Summer Melon and Earl Grey Cookies Serves 8 Panna Cotta 5 gelatin sheets 2 cups cream Zest of 1 lemon teaspoon co

Fall C o cktai ls 153 Equinox Spritz Rye and Chai Moonshiners Punch Star ters 159 Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi Wild Mushroom Tart Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower E ntr e

Fall C o cktai ls 153 Equinox Spritz Rye and Chai Moonshiners Punch Star ters 159 Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi Wild Mushroom Tart Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower E ntr e

Cocktail Culture ALOnG WITH AnDeRSOn RIDDLe, Kelly McCarthy, and Brett Watson thats Brett in the photo, Larry Foor, Julies brother, is our main cocktail guru. When hes not behind the bar, youll find L

Cocktail Culture ALOnG WITH AnDeRSOn RIDDLe, Kelly McCarthy, and Brett Watson thats Brett in the photo, Larry Foor, Julies brother, is our main cocktail guru. When hes not behind the bar, youll find L

Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower Serves 6 Roasted Cauliflower 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups cauliflower, cut i

Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower Bay Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower Serves 6 Roasted Cauliflower 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups cauliflower, cut i

Winter C o cktai ls 195 Leons Pop Blood and Sand Kumquat and Jalapeo Margarita Star ters 199 Duck Pot Pie with Vindaloo Curry and Roasted Root Vegetables Florida Citrus Salad with Grilled Scallions

Winter C o cktai ls 195 Leons Pop Blood and Sand Kumquat and Jalapeo Margarita Star ters 199 Duck Pot Pie with Vindaloo Curry and Roasted Root Vegetables Florida Citrus Salad with Grilled Scallions

Southern Oysters Rockefeller with Pickled Ham Hock and Braised Collard Greens Southern Oysters Rockefeller with Pickled Ham Hock and Braised Collard Greens Serves 4 to 6 Celery Root Bchamel 2 cups ce

Southern Oysters Rockefeller with Pickled Ham Hock and Braised Collard Greens Southern Oysters Rockefeller with Pickled Ham Hock and Braised Collard Greens Serves 4 to 6 Celery Root Bchamel 2 cups ce

Entres SquidInk Fettuccini with Broccolini and Florida Blue Crab SquidInk Fettuccini with Broccolini and Florida Blue Crab Dont be scared of squid ink. Its easy to find in most good seafood stores.

Entres SquidInk Fettuccini with Broccolini and Florida Blue Crab SquidInk Fettuccini with Broccolini and Florida Blue Crab Dont be scared of squid ink. Its easy to find in most good seafood stores.

Roasted Red Snapper with BlackEyed Pea and Hominy Stew Roasted Red Snapper with BlackEyed Pea and Hominy Stew and Pickled Green Strawberries Were big fans of hominy and cant understand why it is so

Roasted Red Snapper with BlackEyed Pea and Hominy Stew Roasted Red Snapper with BlackEyed Pea and Hominy Stew and Pickled Green Strawberries Were big fans of hominy and cant understand why it is so

Desserts Crme Caramel with Florida Citrus Compote Crme Caramel with Florida Citrus Compote Makes 8 4ounce servings Caramel 1 cup sugar cup water squeeze of fresh lemon juice Vanilla Cream 5 egg yolk

Desserts Crme Caramel with Florida Citrus Compote Crme Caramel with Florida Citrus Compote Makes 8 4ounce servings Caramel 1 cup sugar cup water squeeze of fresh lemon juice Vanilla Cream 5 egg yolk

Key LimeWhite Chocolate Tart with Huckleberry Sauce Key LimeWhite Chocolate Tart with Huckleberry Sauce Serves 8 Tart Dough 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature cup sugar Pinch of coarse

Key LimeWhite Chocolate Tart with Huckleberry Sauce Key LimeWhite Chocolate Tart with Huckleberry Sauce Serves 8 Tart Dough 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature cup sugar Pinch of coarse

Staff Meals kitchen, theres no telling what to expect. ITS A DAILy RITUAL AT THe PIG when, at 430 p.m., the staff gathers for a meal before the evening service begins. A different chef is in charge e

Staff Meals kitchen, theres no telling what to expect. ITS A DAILy RITUAL AT THe PIG when, at 430 p.m., the staff gathers for a meal before the evening service begins. A different chef is in charge e

Pantry Vinaigrettes White Wine Vinaigrette Makes 1 cup cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon sugar coarse salt to taste cup extravirgin olive oil cup canola oil cup suga

Pantry Vinaigrettes White Wine Vinaigrette Makes 1 cup cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon sugar coarse salt to taste cup extravirgin olive oil cup canola oil cup suga

Sources Farms Bear Wolf Ranch Freerange chickens Groveland, Florida 352.429.5159 www.bearwolfranch.com Dansk Farms Raw, artisanal honey Winter Park, Florida 407.965.5551 www.danskfarms.com Deep Creek

Sources Farms Bear Wolf Ranch Freerange chickens Groveland, Florida 352.429.5159 www.bearwolfranch.com Dansk Farms Raw, artisanal honey Winter Park, Florida 407.965.5551 www.danskfarms.com Deep Creek

The Way of the Pig Since opening the Ravenous Pig in 2007, James and Julie Petrakis have dazzled diners with thoughtful creations inspired by the best seasonal foods that Florida has to offer. With m

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