I try to always stop and reflect on what I am thankful for each Thanksgiving, and this year is no different. It’s been a wild, crazy ride this year, and I owe much of it to you.
Out & About
A great many of you reading this are new to hunting and fishing. My advice is always to work at first with experienced friends – or guides. But there is an etiquette to working with a hunting and fishing guide you need to learn. This should get you started.
Homecoming. More than 100 people came out to Grange in Sacramento last night for a special “Hunt, Gather, Cook” dinner. No pressure, right? Actually, no. Great food, great company. A great night.
Duck Duel Deux is done. More than 24 hours of prep work culminated in a return to the line after nearly 20 years – where I learned just how hard it is to do precision cooking for a crowd.
Want to learn how to hunt but haven’t the faintest idea how? This should help get you started – but you need to begin your journey soon, as hunting season will soon be here…
I’ve watched Iron Chef for years, and am a big fan of Top Chef. I spend much of my time watching those shows second-guessing the contestants’ decisions — “Why would you put foam on the plate 15 minutes out? Beef with THAT?! — classic armchair quarterbacking. Now I get a chance to put my money
In most places, elderberries don’t come ripe until September, but in the South and Southern California they can ripen as early as late May, and here in NorCal we start getting ripe elderberries in late June. So depending on where you go, you can get ripe elderberries from May until November. The secret to elderberries,
I get the strangest emails. Not too long ago, I received one from a reader in Berkeley named Taryn who, rather sheepishly, said she was in possession of a pig’s head, plus some of its nasty bits, and would I like to take a crack at cooking with them? Well, I dunno…Then she said it