Monday, December 14, 2009
Pilgrimage to the Swinery in Seattle
After reading and hearing about the Swinery in West Seattle, we finally made it! It is a small little meat shop for those who enjoy artisan/craft meat. These guys source all of the meat products within a 300 mile radius from small family farms and try to keep it all organic. They are buying whole animals and utilizing everything in the course of breaking them down. Damiana the store manager, helped us pick out some great items. The cases were stuffed with cured and smoked products, and they had a fresh meat case as well. We had arrived a little to early for the selection of sandwiches and rolls. I had heard the Bacon Cinnamon Rolls had showed up later after we left. We did end up leaving there with a bag of goodies, including, Pate de Campagne, Dry Chorizo, Genovese Salami, Spicy Coppa and some Bacon Hot Dogs, which we will be having for dinner tonight. We are going to be doing a traditional Cassoulet for New Years and I will post the steps and pics from the process. We will utilize these guys for all of the sausage, lamb, pork and duck products. The photos don't do justice, you need the smell. So take the drive over the West Seattle Bridge and get you some Pig Love!