I was literally dreaming about squirrel gravy. Not in a gross, bad dream sort of way, but in a I'm asleep and hungry so I'm dreaming about tasty things sort of way. The squirrel gravy I made for the pot pie the other day. The one with mushrooms, juniper, rosemary, and sage. Possibly the most delicious gravy… Read more...



Even now I don't consider myself somebody who likes to eat fish. Growing up I rarely ate fish, and when I did, it was undoubtedly "fishy." Although I've caught, killed, prepared, and eaten my fair share of delicious fish– bluegills, trout, and most recently sucker– I still don't think of myself as a fish lover.… Read more...

[caption id="attachment_7963" align="aligncenter" width="446"] brining sucker in the beer fridge[/caption] Yesterday I wrote about my experience catching suckers– this is the second half of the story. The part where I eat them. I decided to cook them two ways: for most of the meat, I'd smoke it over hickory for a few hours. I reserved… Read more...

At the risk of sounding all fancy-pants bananas hipster food-snob foodie, I made ramp risotto last night. [caption id="attachment_7945" align="aligncenter" width="700"] every day I seem to find more patches of ramps[/caption] It wasn't that fancy. It was really a simple dish, easy to cook. Rice, stock, ramps, chives, fat, and seasoning. I went out back… Read more...


[caption id="attachment_628" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Roulade, with oven roasted potatoes and beer gravy[/caption] In an incredibly uncharacteristic move, I decided to cook some German food. In the past, I have been known to say "German food sucks! I hate German food! Why isn't German food good?" Of course I'm sure there is plenty of great German… Read more...

This is really more a method than a recipe. Skirt steak marinated in lime juice is great too; alternatively, a combo of lime juice, soy sauce, and seasonings is great too. This one is a slightly more complicated flavor which is certainly worth trying at least once! Thanks to an awesome post by Serious Eats… Read more...




Beans + bacon + tequila = awesomeThis is not a "receta auténtico" by any means, it's more of a CB recipe based on some Mexican recipes and Rick Bayless' one by the same name. As I understand it, the general idea behind any type of frijoles borrachos (drunk beans) is to cook beans, then right… Read more...

Although at the beginning one of the main appeals of fishing was catching food to eat, I haven't done that so much. I rarely keep any fish I catch, mostly because the places I'm fishing are somewhat polluted, or because I don't have any way to get my catch home (especially if I'm fishing downtown… Read more...