For more on the topic of cookin' coon, Jed Portman, ladies and gentlemen.
A Plate of Appetizers
Other appetizers included red braised beaver dumplings ("红烧海狸饺子") prepared by Jason Engdahl, Potted Raccoon by James Casey, and bobcat cassoulete by Mike Pichetto of Vintage Restaurant.
Callita Diego learned how to make the drink from her mother, who would brew it when Callita was growing up in Honduras. But instead of the four day fermentation used for this beer, her mother would let the ingredients ferment for a whole week. This turned it into a liquor—kind of like white lightning.
"But it was illegal," she told me, "and if they found out they would come and arrest you!"
Pig's Blood Pudding
Foie Gras Pop
Prepared by John Denizard, Whoopies Miniature Dessert Co.
Prepared by Fritz Knipshiltd.