A year ago my friend Chris and I hunted ruffed grouse in Minnesota. Since then we’ve decided to chase every grouse species in North America — this year’s quarry? Sharptails in North Dakota.
One of the first questions I had as I began researching acorns years ago was what do other groups do with them? The literature is dominated by roughly hewn recipes from either various American Indian groups or hippies. Neither, quite frankly, are recipes I am overly jazzed about. Oaks live all over the world, from Asia
I’ve met many here in California who think that all good things can be had in our Golden State, where the magic of fresh and local and seasonal cooking is strongest. They’re wrong. Just five years after Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse, a similar restaurant opened in chilly Madison, Wisconsin, called L’Etoile. Just as Waters’ mantra was