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.
I have been inordinately obsessed with red huckleberries ever since I ate a handful at a friend’s house years ago. This year is epic for them, and I finally managed to pick several pounds. Here’s how to find, harvest, prep and eat your red hucks.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I team up with Minnesota’s Sean Sherman, the Sioux Chef, to talk about native American cooking and cuisine, and what everyone can learn by paying attention to how the various Indian groups worked the land for thousands of years.
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.
Tidepools capture me like nothing else, and I am certain I am not the only one who has carried this fascination well into middle age. Tidepools capture us because they are a microcosm of life: A world in a puddle. And, as it happens, an edible world.
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.
On this episode of the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, I get together with my Southern California doppelganger, Pascal Baudar of Los Angeles. Pascal is a wizard with wild plants and we spend an hour geeking out on all sorts of cool stuff.