Poultry

Cassoulet

Toulouse-style cassoulet: Dear lord, what an undertaking. Even if I *hadn’t* accidentally unearthed a whole pig’s head to add to my weekend workload, cassoulet is a fucking Project. I simplified it somewhat to spare myself the trauma: making what is basically French tare saves a […]

Simple is Best

@maryschicken seasoned simply with @nicky.usa game salt and roasted with all the cold-weather vegetables: parsnips, cabbage, shallots, potatoes, and the last half of the bitterroot buttercup squash, all roasted sticky-brown in the chicken drippings. Green olives and lemons in the pan, too. Served it with […]

Guinea Hen with Blackberry Mole

Mole is one of those things. It takes time and a million ingredients (or twenty, in this case), but it’s not actually that hard to make. You just have to commit to it. Ingredient list after the jump. Smoked Grimaud Farms guinea fowl in homegrown […]

Guinea Hen Miến Gà

I have a cold! ??? so I made a big pot of miến gà with more of that wonderful Grimaud Farms guinea fowl (one of the @nicky.usa #wildaboutgame proteins!). It's just one more way to enjoy chicken noodle soup (glass noodles, lots of garlic, ginger, […]

Doro Whit

Teeny doro wat with @maryschicken Cornish game hen and quail eggs; yekik alicha (yellow split pea stew); yabesha gomen using my @imperfectproduce Swiss chard; and itty bitty injeras. The injera is hella from scratch: ground @bobsredmill teff grains and fermented the batter for four days. […]

Huber’s

I usually get the open-faced hot turkey sandwich (it’s covered in gravy and comes with stuffing or mashed potatoes), but I thought I’d try something new this time. It was fine, but next time I think I’ll stick with the yoozh. Huber’s has been serving […]

Peking Game Hens

Peking-style @maryschicken game hens, stuffed with garlic and lacquered with maltose, homemade five spice, and soy, then smoked over mesquite, green bamboo, and branches from my peach tree. The little birdies are available at @newseasonsmarket. SO TINY AND TENDER! I served these baby beauts with […]

Best School Lunch Ever

Top five favorite school hot lunches, in no particular order: Garfield-style lasagna, square pan pizza (squishy crust), chickenwiches, PPS-style dirty water dogs, and chicken a là king. The last of these is a dish that originated on the East Coast in the 1880s, with various […]

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Celery-Roquefort Slaw

Since it was the Super Bowl recently, I’ve been jonesing for wings something fierce. There’s something about fatty chicken wings coated in sticky, spicy hot sauce, chased with the cool, mineral crunch of celery and the cave-y funk of blue cheese. But do any of […]

Poutine Galvaude

…Now, with more confit! Awhile ago, I made poutine with sweet potatoes and veal demi glace gravy. Oh, man, was it ever a delight. A bit more recently, my good buddy Marc at the stellar (yet erroneously-named) No Recipes made it also, but one-upped me […]