Today is St. Stephen's Day or The Feast of Stephen,
you know, Good King Wenceslas looked out on it.
St. Stephen, deacon in the early church of Jerusalem, was
accused of blespemy and was stoned to death.
My St. Stephen's celebration started with a Christmas feast.
It was quite an elaborate meal of onion tarts on Swiss fondue, crab cakes,
duck confit, roast venison and beef tenderloin with sides of mashed potatoes,
chestnut stuffing, pureed butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and creamed onions.
We were later escorted to a chilled room of glass with snifters of hazelnut mousse,
delicate plates of cakes, napoleons, cannoli, panettone and truffles. I apparently
went into culinary overload because I have no photos of the feast after the bread.
St. Stephen's Day celebrations continued
today with the selection of stone at the warehouse
of International Stone in Woburn, MA.
Their warehouse website has a nice variety of
images of the different stones they sell.
It didn't take long for me to zero in on what I wanted.
This is Carrara Bianco with Calacatta just beyond.
(The stripes on the slabs are strips of rubber added to
protect the stone from getting scratched.)
Closeup of Cararra Gioia.
My slab of Cararra Bianco.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and St. Stephen's Day!