I have been making a lot of sausages lately, and as each batch will typically give me some new insight into this craft, I have much to tell from my recent adventures. You can learn all kinds of things from books on the subject; I recently went through a quick review of my sausage-making library. But
This is a dish called Winter into Spring, something to make with rabbit, pheasant or turkey while the weather is still changeable.
Yes, of course I watched the Super Bowl! Haven’t missed one since the mid-1970s, and I must say that this was an excellent game, even if I didn’t care about the teams themselves (I am still in afterglow from the Giants’ win last year). And for me, the Super Bowl isn’t complete without yummy fried
A basic skill I use all the time is breaking down, or cutting up, ducks, geese and pheasants. Not every bird is worthy of a full-on roast: To me, such a bird needs to be fat, young and not terribly shot-up. For those birds with broken legs, shot-up breasts, that are skinny or very old,
Searing a duck or goose breast is the foundation upon which almost all duck cookery is based. It is important to know how to do it right. Here are step-by-step instructions.
Fava beans are my labor’s love. I am inordinately fond of the chubby legumes, which signal to me that high spring has arrived. They are my transition between the peas of spring and the string and shelly beans that mark the summer’s heat. Fava beans are easy to grow, but do require lots of space
When life gives you a turkey, make turkey broth. Whether you are a hunter or not, most of us bring home only a few turkeys in any given year, so you owe it to yourself to make a nice broth from the carcass. You can make broth from a skinned or plucked turkey, and you
Making stocks and broths are among the core skills of any good cook, and it is a labor or love I embrace wholly. As a hunter, angler and a gardener, I can often make a first-class stock solely with ingredients I’ve grown, caught or shot. This to me is deeply satisfying. Venison stock is one