Another Pottery Tour (and Wine-Braised Chicken):
We’re enjoying a rather gorgeous Autumn!! Comfortable temperatures, warm days, slightly crisp nights, fabulous Leaf-Color! And a different Pottery Event every weekend…. In fact, this weekend — A Pottery Tour just across the River in Wisconsin! The ‘Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour’ with Host Artists Steve Rolf, Randy Johnston, Joe Singewald, Jay Jenson, and plenty of Guest Artists. I LOVE the textured Serving Platter, below, made by Steve Rolf! For more info — I’ve included a ‘Latest Event‘ Page on my Web Site.
And along with Autumn Events, I’ve been busy making plenty of pots (hope to load the soda kiln next week); and I’ve certainly been in the mood for Autumn flavors and foods.
The Food — Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs:
One dish that always seems perfect for Autumn — Chicken Thighs braised in Red Wine, with Porcinini and Pancetta. I saute onion, plenty of garlic, pancetta, and porcini mushroom. Separately, I brown the chicken thighs. Then, in a big pot, I add the thighs, the sauteed onion mixture, and plenty of liquid — Chicken stock, red wine, tomato paste. I cover and braise (in the oven) for 1-1/2 hours.
Absolutely amazing flavors!! I love the intense, earthy flavors of the ‘red wine/tomato’ sauce; with the very tender chicken thighs! I usually serve with creamy/cheesey polenta (above) or even garlic mashed potatoes. Note — Recipe included on my Recipes Page!
The Pottery — Plate by Simon Levin:
Because Simon Levin is a Guest Artist at Steve Rolf’s this weekend….
I’m serving my Braised Chicken Thighs on a square, wonderfully wood fired plate made by Simon Levin. Simon’s work is always gorgeous, stunning!! I love the amazing wood fired statements, and the torn edge — Contrasting with the simplicity of the plate.
The rusticity of the plate is so perfect for my hearty/earthy Braised Chicken and Polenta!
Hope everyone is enjoying a gorgeous (and tasty) Autumn!