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I don’t eat unknown mushrooms lightly. But when I spotted these honey mushrooms, I knew, somehow, they were edible. Turns out they’re a prime pierogi ingredient, too.
Not all hunts end in happiness and a good meal. Hunting can drain you, physically and emotionally, leaving you feeling like this is a fruitless pursuit. We don’t always win.
Saturday chicken was one of my favorite dinners growing up. I had no idea how my mum made it, and when I asked, I was appalled… yet strangely excited. I had to make it.
Of all the things I hunt, fish or forage for, nothing requires as much effort as shelling black walnuts. But it’s worth it. Black walnuts are to regular walnuts as a diamond is to cubic zirconium.
It’s getting closer… I just found out my book, “Hunt, Gather, Cook,” is finally available for pre-order online — and I am totally psyched!
Think you can imagine the thrill of unearthing a truffle? Sorry, but you can’t. Not unless you’ve panned for gold. Or dug diamonds. It’s the same feeling, complete with the whiff of rapacious greed…
There was a time when the little ruddy duck stood next to the canvasback and the redhead as royalty among waterfowl. Now they are derided as trash ducks. It is an unjust accusation.
It’s been another year of learning and experimenting on the acorn front, and the more I learn, the more I love working with “oak nuts.”
Until this week I’d never eaten bear meat before. Now that I have, I can say it is every bit as good as pork or beef. Why then do I still feel ambivalent about hunting and eating bears?
Heading offshore for our Dungeness crab opener was like a petting zoo version of ‘Deadliest Catch.’ No high seas, but lots of anticipation: Would we have empty pots, or a crab bonanza?