Red Meat

Gnocchi with Bison and Wild Boar Ragu

Today is “Gnocchi Thursday” at the divine @nostranapdx, but in case you’re too lazy to leave your house, this is a *really* good and very fast knockoff of their gnocchi with beef and pork ragù with red wine and parmigiano ($19). It’s Nicky Farms ground […]

Sous Vide Venison and Warm Kamut Salad

This venison is ridiculously good, but the salad? Five stars, would visit again. Don’t look now, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Practice the gentle art of seduction by staying in to cook for that special someone (or #treatyoself) with this sexy plate: […]

Middle Eastern Tantanmen

Another delicious bowl in my Year of Ramen™️: a Middle Eastern spin on tantanmen. Instead of a regular sesame-chile broth, I made a garlicky beef broth with toasted sesame purée and preserved lemon, topped with a ragu of ground Anderson Ranches lamb seasoned with lots […]

Shio Koji-Aged Ranch Steak Sandwich is Best Steak Sandwich

I got this shio koji on Amazon, but will check Uwajimaya for a locally made koji for my next project. Beauty shots of the purty little shio koji-aged @creekstone_farms ranch steaks. Ranch steaks come from the chuck primal, and here I’ve aged them for three […]

Great British Game Pie

THAR SHE BLOWS! Like a precocious baby, my game pie is standing on its own. I’m still going to wait until tomorrow to slice it open and reveal the cross section, but ain’t she a beaut? #gamepie #meatconcierge #britishfood #proudmama 🐇 🐖 🦌 🕊 🇬🇧#food52 […]

Stuffed Peppers

  Stuffed peppers with Nicky Farms ground beef, jasmine rice, home-canned tomatoes and Balkan spices, because even though it’s been a warm and easy glide into fall, I’m kind of ready to dive into dinners from the oven. #dinnertonight #meatconcierge #peppers ? ? ? ? […]

Pelmeni with Chanterelles and Salicornia

Store-bought pelmeni from the Russian market make a fast phone-in dinner, but serving them en brodo with wild things makes it special. Beef pelmeni in a reduction of beef/rabbit/duck stock (deglazed the pan first with my homemade Doug-fir eau de vie), with Misty Mountain chanterelles […]

Water Buffalo Barbari Bread

Fresh zucchini blossoms and garlic flowers look pretty and belie this dish’s utter simplicity. Locally raised Nicky Farms water buffalo tastes to me like a slightly more iron-rich bison, making it a natural fit for bold Middle Eastern spices. Here I’ve browned it in a […]

Wild Boar Mapo Tofu

You can make this quickly by using store-bought Sichuan chile oil, but it’s also nice to mace yourself toasting Sichuan peppercorns and facing heaven chiles in your wok to make mala oil from scratch. Nicky Farms ground wild boar mapo tofu, because sometimes you need […]

Shepherd’s Pie

It was rainy and gray for a minute today so I made shepherd's pie, rich and savory af, with locally raised Anderson Ranches lamb, and the mashed potato topping is Irish champ style with melted scallions, parsley, and lots of good white cheddar. #dinnertonight #meatconcierge […]