Other Proteins

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: […]

Vietnamese Foie Gras Dirty Rice

Vietnamese and Creole flavors play so well together, especially when foie gras is invited to the party.   Here’s a big serving of foie gras dirty rice made with duck stock, jasmine rice, and Vietnamese flavors: fish sauce, palm sugar, a little cinnamon (just a […]

Dandan Chili Dog

Look, I know this looks ridiculous, but if Cincinnati can put chili on spaghetti then I can put dandan topping on a hot dog.   I totally did the thing: dandan chili dog using Nicky Farms ground wild boar and lots of garlic and Lao […]

Dandanmian

This is such a deceptively simple dish to make, provided you have a well-supplied larder. For the ragu, I browned ground Nicky Farms wild boar (pork would work, obviously) with a little bit of sesame oil, a few cloves of minced garlic, finely diced zha […]

Not Ready for This Jelly

Molly and Kai had me back on Make Me Smart to make a prediction for 2018! You heard it here first, folks: aspic is going to make a comeback.  

Thought for Food

Why don’t Americans eat brains like we used to? It’s not *just* because of Mad Cow Disease. I wrote all about it for Taste.

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 […]

Spam Musubi Fried Rice

Musubi fried rice with an egg on top and a dribble of teriyaki sauce. It needed sriracha to bring some sweetness and acidity but it tastes exactly like I crumbled up musubi into a bowl! #brunchathome 🍙 🍖 🍙 🍖#spam #nori #rice #musubi #friedrice #hawaiianfood […]

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 […]