Verjus, or verjuice, is the juice of unripe grapes. It is a classic French alternative to vinegar, and it is pretty easy to make. Here’s how.
I learned French cuisine early on in my cooking career, so there are more than 60 French recipes for fish, seafood, wild game, edible wild plants and mushrooms here on Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.
French recipes find their way into the cuisines of many other nations, largely because for a long time, French cuisine was considered the greatest in the world.
A great many of the techniques in classic French cooking are still used today, often reimagined for modern times, but using the same bedrock skills, like making a consommé, or rillettes, or a terrine.
Fish, game and edible wild plants and mushrooms are featured in a lot of French recipes -- which is why you'll find more than 60 recipes here.
Sometimes I can’t do justice to my crazy ideas on the first go-round. Sometimes I need to fail a couple times before I nail the dish. I am happy to say I’ve nailed “Oyster, Oyster, Oyster.”
Yes, it’s true. You can make a classic hollandaise sauce with duck fat. And not just any duck fat – wild duck fat. It’s just waiting for asparagus. You know you want some.
This is my favorite way to eat duck or goose gizzards. Sliced thin and tossed with a simple saute of wild mushrooms — I mostly use chanterelles or hedgehogs — it’s a killer dish.
I finally get a chance to cook woodcock, thanks to a friend who traded some to me recently. This is the most sought-after game bird in America – and for good reason.
Making your own wild game stock sets you on the path to mastering game cookery, but making wild game consomme puts you on the path to becoming a Jedi Master of wild game. This stuff is mind-blowing!
Another foraging trip and another edible mushroom under my belt! Two good stashes of blewits last week gave me a great introduction to this mushroom.
The foie gras debate centers on whether it’s natural and humane: Do waterfowl fatten their own livers in the wild? They do. A liver from a duck I shot recently was so fatty it qualifies as wild foie gras.