... and what is a larder?
boulette French for "ball", or in culinary usage, "little meatball." Name of our beloved Hungarian sheepdog and the namesake of our business.
larder Storeroom for food and a place where cooks come to find the ingredients underpinning a planned meal, such as last season's preserved garden ingredients, grains, meats curing in various forms, garlands of dried aromatics, and ripening cheeses.
boulettes larder n. Glimpse into the heart of a working, professional kitchen framed by a retail counter where personal attention is offered by a skilled and responsive staff. A useful, compelling and charming epicerie with discriminatingly selected ingredients prepared to varying degrees of time-saving readiness.
mise en place Defined by the Culinary Institute of America as "everything in its place," and refers to the ingredients a cook requires for the menu items he or she expects to prepare.
seasonal cuisine Answers cravings for flavors remembered and imagined while remaining true to the available ingredients at hand, guided by hunger's yearnings, special celebrations, and lifecycles of local produce. In that spirit, boulettes larder encourages you to:
guild Society composed of artisans or merchants who serve as the reposity of culinary traditions.
Slow Food International culinary organization, similar to a guild, dedicated to shepherding the values of local, seasonal cuisine, food supply practices, and the complexities of global agriculture and sustainability. Among its precepts: reviving memories of our grandmothers' kitchens; ensuring the new refers to the old; balance; recovering a healthier concept of time.