Pep Star

I once met a man that told me that he could guess how many nickles were in my pocket. That man was wrong by five cents. I danced around this pie for awhile, but gave into it: Peppadew peppers, Speck (juniper-flavored ham) and Goat Cheese.

Speck’s origins at the intersection of two culinary worlds is reflected in its synthesis of salt-curing and smoking. The above picture is at least 1/3 fat. It’s a champion, because fat is a hero. I read an interview where a chef said, “no, it is not true. We don’t add butter to everything. We add butter, olive oil, and cream to everything”.