Pork is the lone meat I still buy, in no small part because I have access to heritage pork raised the old way, with a varied diet and generally darker and fattier meat than that crap you get at the supermarket. I do routinely shoot wild hogs, too, and they are excellent for this recipe,
I grew up cooking Italian cuisine, from classic Italian-American red sauce dishes, to more refined Northern Italian specialties. What follows is a huge collection of more than 100 Italian recipes that use fish, game, mushrooms or edible wild plants.
I started compiling this list of Italian recipes back in 2007, and while all are adapted for game, fish, etc., they all work with regular store-bought meats like chicken, beef or pork.
You will find Italian salumi here, as well as in its own category of Charcuterie, as well as all my recipes for pasta, polenta, risotto and gnocchi -- they also get their own category, since there are more than 60 recipes for them.
Some of my favorite Italian recipes include classics like scampi and old school lasagna, as well as less well known dishes like red pesto from Sicily and tuna crudo.
Winter Minestrone, Supermarkets and Brillat-Savarin
It is cold today in Northern California, or at least as cold as November gets here. It’s cloudy, too, which always puts me in a mood for soup. For some reason I cannot now recall I’d developed a yearning for winter minestrone, and not just any minestrone: I wanted Nick Peirano’s winter minestrone recipe. I
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