Category Archives: Hunted / Gathered

Nettle-Mushroom Pie with Pine Nuts

All this cold rain has the nettles taking their sweet time, but in my spot, they’re up a little. They’re up enough, anyway, about three nodes or so, and I snip off the top two and slip them in my … Continue reading

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Foodbuzz 24×24: Yes We Can – Food Preservation for the Modern Palate

Now that summer is winding toward its long-lit end, our minds shift toward the harvest. Anyone with a patch of dirt is likely up to their ears in a plenitude of homegrown produce, and this overabundance can daunt the timid. … Continue reading

Posted in Classical and Eurotrashical, Dessert, Downhome, Epic Undertakings, Fruit, Hunted / Gathered, Pork, Potent Potables, Puttin' Up, Seafood, Small Bites, Under Pressure, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 19 Comments

Elk Chili

I have the good fortune of having been born into a family of prolific hunters (read: unemployed men with guns).¬† My dad uses this as currency, bartering venison for visits with his grandson. He can never simply tell me he … Continue reading

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Living off the fat of the land

I guess it’s fairly obvious that I’ve got a lot on my plate these days, so to speak, and my writing has taken a back seat to more important ventures. I do still cook, once in awhile (last week produced … Continue reading

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Out of This Nettle, We Grasp This Dinner

Spring has officially sprung, and I was so tickled to take my first little stroll down to the forested wetlands at the nearby Reed College campus during an early break in the vernal rains. This time of year is my … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Bottarga with Meyer lemon and parsley

I was going to call it “Spaghetti alla Bottarga con Limone e Prezzemolo” but that seemed too fussy, so I broke half of it into English. That way I can confuse the Italians and English-speakers who find me accidentally through … Continue reading

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Elk sirloin chili with Beans

Any more, whenever I cook or even eat beans, I think of my buddy Ken Albala over at Ken Albala’s Food Rant. He doesn’t get as much traffic as all the Foodbuzz and Foodie Blogroll folks, which is a fucking … Continue reading

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Steak and chanterelle pasties with brown gravy and glazed carrots

I swear, I’ve almost worked through all of my chanterelles. I’m actually getting tired of eating them, being too much of a good thing. I’ve been craving pot pies and brown gravy and all that, and thought I’d give making … Continue reading

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Hunter, Gatherer, Vintner

October is the month of the Eat Local Challenge, and while I don’t subscribe fully to the notion that we should necessarily restrict ourselves to procure all of our food from a 100-mile radius (I like cooking with salt and … Continue reading

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Wild mushroom and cheese tart

I was totally going to do this with more of the last of the p√Ętisson, but then I saw matsutake mushrooms at New Seasons, alongside gorgeous vermilion lobster mushrooms. The matsutake were $25/lb, but one mushroom was only 75 cents … Continue reading

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