Archive for March, 2012

Meat meat meat

March 28th, 2012

Aahh… I keep meaning to blog more often, but work has been busy, and when I get home, I just want to be lazy and play video games.

I’ve also been working on revamping one of my sites. I finally updated… what would I call it, my portfolio? Personal domain? “Thingie-with-my-name-on-it”? Whatever it is, Catherine-Chu.com now has a new design and updated content. Please check it out!

My husband and I recently wanted to buy pork butt, but the grocery store only had them in 8 lb cuts. There didn’t seem to be any butchers behind the meat counter at the time to cut it smaller either. We bought the whole 8 lb chunk…

That’s a lot of meat! By the way, does anyone else feel like some pig parts have misleading names? Pork butt, also known as Boston Butt, is actually from the shoulder. So no, we’re not cooking the actual butt of the pig. Yet, pork shoulder and pork butt are different cuts – the butt being the more marbled part. Some people also think pork belly is the stomach, but it isn’t. It’s the boneless fatty part of a pig’s underside (aka the belly). The more you know!

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Belated birthday post

March 16th, 2012

So, it was my birthday a few days ago :3 Unfortunately, I didn’t take a day off, and it was a really busy work day. Since we have a release soon, I’ve had a lot to do and was constantly being pulled into meetings. On the bright side, my co-workers were sweet and bought me a birthday cake :D

My husband wanted to treat me to a nice expensive dinner, so we made a reservation at Uchiko. If the name sounds familiar, it might be because the executive chef won season 9 of Top Chef :) (The owner was also on Iron Chef America.)

I wanted to share what we had because it was pretty amazing. The dishes at Uchiko are small portions and are meant to be shared. We decided to do the chef’s tasting, which is 10 courses chosen by the chef. We didn’t get to know the list ahead of time either. It was kind of fun that each dish was a surprise :)

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