Cool Stuff – Food

Blistered Figs with Marsala and Gorgonzola Cream

Guys + Gals, here is my latest video for you today, all about the fig, my favorite fruit that deserves a lot of celebrating this time of year. This simple, luscious dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert. It tastes and appears more complicated than it really is. The salty Gorgonzola tempered by the whipped cream and paired with the warm, caramelized figs is sublime. Give it a […]

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Barbecued Alligator

I made you some alligator! I don’t cook alligator meat regularly, mostly because I don’t live in alligator country. But on a recent trip to Arkansas I was gifted a cooler full of alligator meat that was hunted locally by a farmer friend of mine (ie., the one who appears on the very first page of my book “Girl Hunter.” I luuuurve him.). Since we were planning a big outdoor […]

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Boneless Chicken Stuffed with Bing Cherries

Since watching my video on How to Debone a Bird, you must be wondering: what do I make with this beautiful fine-feathered beast once I’ve deboned it? Well, how about this recipe? Bing cherries are in season, but so are a lot of delicious fruits so feel free to switch it up–try peaches! Or, like I said, try some beautiful Bing cherries. They will need to be pitted of course, […]

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Bison Meatloaf (+ a free bottle of wine for you!)

Happy Wednesday guys and gals. I’m excited to share Grandma Pellegrini’s meatloaf recipe with you. Make it with your favorite meat, it’ll knock your socks off. I also have a special surprise for you in today’s video, so be sure to watch until the end… (did somebody say free wine? Get it HERE.) PLEASE NOTE: To watch a crisp, clean HD version of this video, press play, then click on […]

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Braised Venison Tacos

On Sunday I went to watch an Australian car race at the shiny new track in Austin, but that is for another day. Then I made Venison Tacos! They were tangy and full of crunchy colorful bits.   I highly recommend making a big batch of this and having a taco party. If you don’t have venison try bison, beef, wild boar, elk, pork or whatever you fancy. The idea […]

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Wild Boar Bolognese

Happy Wednesday! Let’s celebrate the middle of the week with some hearty, juicy Wild Boar Bolognese, shall we? Here is episode #2. Stay tuned for many more cooking/how-to/DIY episodes you’ll be seeing here on this site. As always I’d love your feedback and questions in the comments section below. It is a work in progress, and like a freshly harvested pheasant, it will get better with time. Stay hungry my […]

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Goat Tacos

Friends! I’m so excited to share the first of many cooking episodes here on this site. For a long time you’ve seen many posts here with step-by-step photos which take you through the recipes, but we’ve decided to spice things up around here and give some of the how-to’s in a video format for those of you who learn better this way. As always I’d love your feedback and questions […]

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The Buick ‘Emerald’ Cocktail

Folks, it’s Friday, and I can tell you need a drink. I’m not projecting, I’m not! I was at Austin Food & Wine last weekend and went to a delicious dinner hosted by Buick in celebration of all of their new vehicles. And let me tell you they know how to mix a drink. I’m really into rosemary and cucumber and olives in my drink. This one had all of […]

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Grilled Wild Salmon with Apricot Mustard

Update! And the winner is… Pierre Desjardins: “There is a moment in early May, about two days where, for the first time the air is warm, sunlight bathes the delicate young green leaves…the first sidewalk cafés are open, walking leasurly and all the people look young and happy. Greatest time of all the spring season…love it!” Congrats Pierre, you will love this book, and might I add, you are a […]

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Venison Roast with Red Wine & Juniper Berries

A roast is often times made from a tougher cut of meat, a portion of the leg, for example. But I recently decided to turn two aged venison backstraps into a roast, which produced wonderful results in a much shorter time. If you don’t have venison, I highly recommend beef as well. The idea is to fold them over and truss them together with kitchen twine so that they are […]

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