If you live where mesquite trees do — and that’s much of the Southwest from California to Texas — you can make a fantastic mesquite bean syrup very easily with a slow cooker. Here’s how to do it.
Easy to make, lip-smacking teriyaki duck legs, finished on the grill. The trick is to braise the duck or, in this case specklebelly goose legs, until they’re tender, then get them sticky and charred over coals.
Beer with spruce or fir tips? Sounds crazy, but it isn’t. Spruce tip beer was a thing in Colonial America, and many craft brewers are making modern versions. This is my recipe. It’s an amber ale with enough Sierra Nevada fir tips to act like dank, Northwestern hops.
Homemade root beer is easy to make when you use this syrup as a base. No fermentation needed, you just add it to sparkling water and you’re done. And if you live east of the Great Plains, sassafras lives everywhere.
Marinated mushrooms are a staple on any antipasti plate, and if you can get porcini, which are popping in the Rockies now, so much the better. Here’s how to do the technique the Italians call sott’olio.
Here it is, my first beer recipe on Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. As you might expect, it’s an offbeat beer called a gose, which is a light, tart and slightly salty beer from northern Germany. My version uses foraged juniper, backyard lemon rind and handmade sea salt.
A Scandinavian take on fish chowder, this recipe uses a variety of fish and seafood, although any firm fish will work, along with a cool, optional ingredient: whey. Whey adds a bright tartness to the broth. This is such a great soup you’ll want to give it a go.
Wait, what? Chinese venison with cumin? These are words many people think would never go together in Chinese food, but this, done with lamb, is actually a very traditional northern Chinese dish.