It shall be this one's duty to offer recipes and menus. These will be easy to follow, and tested to be good enough that a slave would allow his Master to serve it to Master's Guests and reflect only the best of his Master.
For far worse than Master's anger is Master's disappointment.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Baked Liver with Apples
med æbler & løg
Adish to honor Pete Fisher,
forgotten LGBT Hero.
15th is National Clean out the Refrigerator Day!
finds 3 lbs of donated frozen beef liver in the freezer. Now a great
meal of liver & onions can be just the thing for a chilly Autumn
day. However, there are SOME people who do not appreciate the taste
of liver. It is healthy, it is relatively cheap! It should be on the
buying beef liver, you want to look for calves' liver, and soak it
in milk for 20 minutes before cooking.
recipes for liver are just variations on the old “fried with
onions” meal recognized the world over. Slave hopes this
presentation will produce an easy way to a great tasting meal. As a
bonus: we'll hand make a gift while cooking this!
pound beef liver sliced 2 medium apples 1½ teaspoons salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper 6 slices bacon cut in pieces
the night before we are going to start the onions, by caramelizing
them. This CAN be a tedious process of stirring for hours! Not
bags of small to medium sized yellow onions
tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon dried thyme
stick of butter
cup brown sugar
tbs balsamic wine vinegar
the ends off each onion then halve lengthwise. Remove peel and using
a mandolin, finely slice.
of the olive oil over the bottom of the slow-cooker. Add about half
of the onions, sprinkle about half of the salt and repeat with the
remaining onions, salt, and olive oil. Sprinkle the paprika &
thyme over everything and then use tongs to toss the contents so the
onions are evenly coated with oil.
the lid on the crock, turn the heat to HIGH,
and let it cook for 9-10
the onions will be golden-brown and soft, and they will have
released a lot of liquid. Using a ladle, skim this liquid out and
reserve for baking the liver.
the heat down to LOW
continue cooking for another 3
to 5 hours. Check
every hour or so and stop cooking whenever the onions look and taste
good to you.
about ½ of the onions with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a
large bowl. These will become a fantastic Onion Marmalade to give as
a hand made gift! Have a few clean screw-top jars handy.
butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium
heat. Add brown sugar to pan; cook 1
or until sugar dissolves. Add the caramelized onions. Stir well to
and add vinegar to onion mixture. Cook, uncovered, 10
stirring frequently or until mixture is very thick. Taste and
adjust the seasoning with salt & pepper.
into the resealable jars and let cool with the lids closed. This
will help form a nice seal.
a piece of ribbon around the neck of the jar. The ribbon can hold a
small gift card describing the marmalade and the date sealed. What
a great gift! It is wonderful on all kinds of toasts, or used in
cooking for extra flavor, even as toppings on sandwiches or baked
potatoes! Keep refrigerated.
oven to 325
your cutting: peel & core the apples and slice them into a large
bowl covered with a damp paper towel.
liver in greased shallow casserole. Cover with apple slices, onion,
salt, and pepper.
with bacon pieces and add the onion
juice you collected from the cooker.
with foil and Bake for 1½ hours, removing cover during last 20
minutes of baking.
likes to keep this meal simple with a bread and maybe a nice green
Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White
Fisher Gay hero
to be confused with Mark Lowe Fisher , an early member of ACT UP
(AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an activist organization formed
in 1987 in New York City.
Fisher was born May 19, 1944 in Richmond, Virginia, went to Amherst
College for two years, enlisted in the Air Force rather than wait to
be drafted, then graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from
Columbia University in 1969. He wrote: “was pursuing a graduate
degree but resigned to become a full-time homosexual. I have yet to
joined GAA in 1970 where he met Marc
loving relationship lasted 37
Marc’s death in 2007. The GAA had
split off from the Gay
with the goal of "writing the revolution into law." Fisher
led a number of the "zaps",
or protests that targeted at anti-gay public figures and businesses,
as well as serving as an unofficial historian for the group.
1971, the GAA had put forward a bill (the first in the country to
propose protections on the basis of “sexual orientation.”). City
Councilman Saul Sharison refused to allow it to be heard in
committee. Fisher led more than a thousand people from the GAA
Firehouse to Sharison’s high rise at 70 East Tenth Street and got
clubbed by the police.
was the most nightmarish scene I had ever witnessed: long, brutal
clubs smashing left and right, landing on people’s heads, the
crowd panicking, pushing first to the barricades and then falling
back,” he wrote.
and his life partner Marc Rubin
were arrested, but five days later the hearing was scheduled
on the bill.
gay and AIDS activist Bill Bahlman, who worked with Fisher, said,
“Whenever he spoke at a GAA meeting, everybody listened. He could
turn the debate on an issue around. And at demonstrations, he was
larger than life.”
were S&M activists as well as gay activists. They declared their
lifestyle in their dress. There was a dignity and power and demand
for justice just in the way they walked hand-in-hand in Central
Ault, a close friend of Rubin’s, said, “When Marc got sick with
prostate and brain cancer, Pete did heroic work caring for him.”
Brass, another veteran of the Gay Liberation Front, wrote, “I
remember Pete as a very handsome, very charismatic, blonde young
man. He was always dressed either in leather or a tight, beautifully
fitting T-shirt, but he was totally devoted to GAA and the cause of
real gay liberation, that is, leaving self-hatred, leaving
oppression, and forging a new identity as a gay man.”
Peter Fisher's books:
Teachers/Special Boys (1979) (with Marc Rubin)
is best known for:
Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality (1972)
book chronicled the early post-Stonewall movement. It also explained
homosexuality to straight people and to homosexually-oriented people
still coming to terms with themselves. This is a must read book!
Fisher described his intense joy marching in the Christopher Street
Liberation Day march in 1970 (the first Pride March ever):
no going back after that. You can’t feel those things and take
them back to the closet and nurse them. When you know what It
really means to be free, you know that freedom is life. Do you know
how it tastes to be alive for the first time? Oppression in any
form requires the complicity of the oppressed. To come out is to
refuse to oppress oneself, refuse to play the game.”
his name is mostly forgotten but his writing still shines as a bacon
to guide any across that “rocky bar” of coming out.