Lindy & Grundy Prepare for Their First Thanksgiving | KCET
Lindy & Grundy Prepare for Their First Thanksgiving
Down on Fairfax Avenue in L.A., butcher shop Lindy & Grundy sells only local, pastured, organic meats, as owners Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada believe strongly in the importance of humane care for animals. So while planning for their store's first Thanksgiving, they realized they needed a reliable source for turkeys - happy turkeys.
Since 1991 this artisan, CSA and wholesale food co-op has been raising meat and eggs from free range, grass fed and pastured heritage livestock.
In March, Lindy & Grundy placed their order with Rainbow Ranch Farms for 150 turkeys. The farm raises nine heritage turkey breeds, all of which will be under 19 pounds.
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner, customers can place their orders for turkeys plain or brined, which, as Nakamura explains, "breaks down the connective tissues and makes the turkey tender, juicier, and more flavorful."
Her brine recipe consists of salt, sugar, tea, herbs, lemon peel and rosemary. For their own celebration, Nakamura smokes the turkey in a Big Green Egg smoker at 230 degrees for about 6 hours. Of last year she said, "Our family loved it so much, they were wigging out."
This year, to help customers' families wig out too, Lindy & Grundy will be sharing recipes, offering a carving class and listings safety tips. (A doctor in their family reminded them that Thanksgiving is the number one holidays for cooking-related emergency room visits.)
With their motto "Do things simply and well," Lindy & Grundy teaming up with Rainbow Ranch Farms is a match made in poultry heaven. Next up: Christmas geese.
Lindy & Grundy
801 N. Fairfax Ave., 323-951-0804
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