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#1 brian



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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:39 PM

Sure I like boudin blanc, but it's harder to find a boudin noir of distinction, a french or spanish preparation would be great. Any suggestions for a local restaurant serving it?

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:52 PM

Restaurant Eve had some "black sausage" on St. Paddy's day. Not on their regular menu though.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:10 AM

Much to the horror of my beloved spouse, Hannah, I am quite the fan of black pudding. But then with Irish parents that was inevitable.

The best I've had locally is definitely the Morcilla "Bar La Esquina" at Jaleo.

There's also the British Pantry in Aldie, VA. They have a decent little restaurant and store selling frozen black pudding amongst other things.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:42 AM

The best I've had locally is definitely the Morcilla "Bar La Esquina" at Jaleo.

Ah, now I remember having it at Jaleo. The quality of the sausage itself was good, but if it's the same dish I'm thinking of it was absolutely swimming in oil.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:10 AM

You might try Eastern Market, the deli guys have a wide selection of sausage.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:10 PM

for tony boudin try Tony Bourdain's Les Halles.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:37 PM

a & h seafood market (and also spanish/portugeuse importer of products of distinction) in bethesda carries several types of morcilla as well as a dizzying amount of chorizos and, generally, enough spanish food to keep one transfixed for a while.

ive had the jaleo morcilla many a time; 'tis a fine sausage and, never in my experiences, drowning in oil but rather bathing luxuriantly in a carmine-red tomato sauce exploding with garlic. a good thing in my opinion.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:45 PM

yes they did - I was able to special request it about 10 days after Paddys day and it was delicious, served w/ foie gras - you could try asking for it i advnace the next time you go to Eve

Being an Irish boy I love black (and white) pudding - breakfast isn't really breakfast without it

another source for black pudding is www.foodireland.com - they will next day ship it to you in a cooler bag

Restaurant Eve had some "black sausage" on St. Paddy's day.  Not on their regular menu though.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:01 AM

They have them in the freezer section at Whole Foods
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:48 AM

If bees were mosquitos, they'd gather blood in their hive and the queen would make a boudin.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:22 AM

Are not black pudding and boudin noir/morcilla two different things? I seem to recall (Irish) black pudding having suet and starch as a significant component...

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:12 PM

If bees were mosquitos, they'd gather blood in their hive and the queen would make a boudin.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:53 AM

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Yes, it made an appearance (new menu!) and it was AWESOME! Love the BN at Eve -- have had boudin noir in various places and many tend to be heavy and slightly gamey. Eve's is lighter in texture and perfectly spiced. The total dish is Boudin Noir topped with a fried quail egg and smoked ham-hock & truffle sauce. Really excellent. It was one of the courses at the James Beard House truffle dinner (more on that in the Eve thread tomorrow -- promise!)
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:21 PM

I realize it will be a chipper but any chance of having a regular supply of blood sausage? They are lovely with chips tongue.gif

Best place for blood sausage is any good Korean grocery or restaurant.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Morcilla (Spanish black pudding or blood sausage) with Pimientos (From San Sebastián, Burgos and Madrid


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Posted Yesterday, 12:44 PM

I love blood sausage....had an excellent encroute walkaround version in Wien, Austria this past December -- any local versions popping up lately, or am I to wait until fall again?

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