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Out & About
By the time you read this, I will be hurtling down a highway in my battered old pickup, heading into an unknown future. My stomach is grinding, my mind whirring twice as fast as I am driving.
Here it is: My book tour schedule. It’s short on standard book readings, long on eating. Isn’t that as it should be? Check here often folks, as I am updating this post on a weekly basis!
Duck Duel Deux is done. More than 24 hours of prep work culminated in a return to the line after nearly 20 years – where I learned just how hard it is to do precision cooking for a crowd.
Want to learn how to hunt but haven’t the faintest idea how? This should help get you started – but you need to begin your journey soon, as hunting season will soon be here…
The Great Duck Off between Grange head chef Michael Tuohy and me is over, and chef was declared the winner — thanks to a masterful warm rillette he served with a pomegranate-persimmon salad, a dish declared the best of the day by the four judges: Sacramento Bee reporters Rick Kushman and Niesha Lofing, California Waterfowl […]
I’ve watched Iron Chef for years, and am a big fan of Top Chef. I spend much of my time watching those shows second-guessing the contestants’ decisions — “Why would you put foam on the plate 15 minutes out? Beef with THAT?! — classic armchair quarterbacking. Now I get a chance to put my money […]
I needed yesterday, on several levels. I spent yesterday from dawn to dusk with my friend Harry fishing, shooting the shit, lounging on the Sacramento River, drinking wine and eating fish. No projects, no appointments, nothing but a lazy Sunday. I also needed the lesson in adaptive cooking I got when it came time to make […]
In most places, elderberries don’t come ripe until September, but in the South and Southern California they can ripen as early as late May, and here in NorCal we start getting ripe elderberries in late June. So depending on where you go, you can get ripe elderberries from May until November. The secret to elderberries, […]