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I don’t eat a lot of sweet things, but I do have a soft spot for cookies. These I call “Bacchus Biscuits,” and they’re my take on a Greek fennel seed cookie. It’s like a shortbread cookie, not too sweet, with toasted fennel seeds in it. They last a while and are great as a quick snack.
There is a legend among a certain set of pastry chefs about the miraculous qualities of rendered bear fat in pastry. Well, it’s true. While these may be pretty classic buttermilk biscuits, they are the flakiest you will ever eat.
If you want to know what I am munching as I hit the road for a very long book tour, it’s these cookies. Acorn flour makes a damn good shortbread because shortbread doesn’t really need gluten to be good. These are nutty and sweet, with a hint of vanilla and maple.
Snowball cookies were my favorite Christmas cookie when I was growing up. My mum made them with regular walnuts, but my rendition of this classic cookie uses wild black walnuts, plus a little orange liqueur.
Buttermilk huckleberry cake. Even with frozen huckleberries, it’s as good as it looks. And I owe it all to Heidi Swanson, whose new vegetarian cookbook made even me take notice.
The more I work with wild nuts, the more I appreciate the ones you buy in the store. Shelling wild pine nuts is not the most exciting thing I’ve ever done, but I’m glad I did it.
Now normally I am not much of a baker, and cookies, well, they’re not really my style. But sometimes I just gotta go there. This is one of those times. I got some wild pine nuts from my friend Charlie, and I wanted to use them in a special way. The combination of pine nuts […]
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.