It happens. You’ve been hitting the farmers markets and you’ve got left over bits filling up your fridge and you really don’t want to let them go to waste.
This is where I found myself this week end. Two kinds of bread from Acme Bakery, leeks and herbs from the Castro farmers market, cheese from Rainbow Grocery, eggs from Golden Produce and left over duck fat from Marin Sun Farms all were crowding my fridge. I needed to use all this up somehow before it went bad. Individually I didn’t have enough for a meal and the bread had gone stale to the point that it could have been used as a weapon. Yet, if I used them together, I realized they would make a nice savory bread pudding to fill me up on a chilly and foggy San Francisco evening.