A classic smooth butternut squash soup, spiked with bacon and garnished with pumpkin seeds and smoked paprika.
squashes and pumpkins
Wild turkey tamales? You bet. And to make these even more autumnal, I add roast pumpkin or squash to the masa.
There are a million recipes for pumpkin or squash soup on the Internet, but I’d like to think mine is a little different — thanks to bacon and creme fraiche. You stew the squash with diced bacon, then puree everything. It’s made of win.
When a passerby asked recently if I’d found any chanterelles, I casually told him no, even though my pack was full of them. Hiding your secret spots is all part of living off the wild.