Cool Stuff – Food + Drink

Elana’s Gluten Free Olive Rosemary Bread & A Giveaway

*Update:* The winner is… Gloria. Congratulations! You’re going to love this book. Send me an email to claim your loot! _______________________ I met a woman named Elana not too long ago. We met in a hallway of a hotel at a conference and as soon as we met I felt like I had known her for a long time. I just stopped going where I was going and sat on […]

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Q&A with Freddie Black + Apple Juice Smoked Pig Ribs

The first official hunt I ever went on was in Arkansas with the Commissioner of Fish and Game. He was the family of a friend of mine, and I was told that hunting with him was something people bid on at auctions. Down in Arkansas, he was a bigger deal than the President of the United States. So I showed up to Arkansas and went to their hunting camp to […]

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How to Make Wine

I have a friend named Nate. The first time I heard about him, I was told he was brewing beer in his bathtub. I was intrigued. Nate also makes wine. Nate is also a scientist. This lead me to believe that wine making is over my head. But it turns out it’s not really. I spent some time with him this Fall while he made a batch of wine for […]

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Pam’s Pumpkin Custards & A Giveaway(s)

And the winner is….Rory Allison “I love me a pumpkin cookie that my wife makes. It is more cakey then cookie but with hot chocolate it is divine.” Congrats Rory! Email me at georgia at georgiapellegrini dot com to claim your prize! _______________________________________ Here is a fun treat for a Thursday. A double giveaway. Since the holidays are coming up, I’m doing a few more giveaways than usual. Because I […]

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Braised Pheasant Legs with Cabbage and Grapes

Standing in the fields at Joshua Creek was a special kind of experience. There is a mystical quality in the rooster pheasant as he shoots into the air like a feathered arrow, in all his green and red and purple, and speckled brown-black. The long spike of his tail feathers taper for aerodynamic flight and he leans to his side and paints the wind. You hesitate when you see the […]

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Jalapeño Grits

As you may know by now, based on the affair I’ve been having with sriracha, and my infatuation with chicken wings… I like spicy foods. I love spicy foods. I would make sacrifices for spicy foods. I think I’ve run out of hot sauces to try. Well I thought I did, but then my friend Amy just gifted me some that she brought back from vacation somewhere tropical… and I […]

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Partridge in Orange Brandy Sauce

This is a delicious little dish I made while bird hunting in Montana. You should really try it. Even if you don’t have a partridge handy, it will work with other bird meat… like chicken for example. I recommend keeping the bone in whatever meat you use so the meat doesn’t dry out. These are the things you will need: pancetta, orange, lemon, salt, pepper, brandy, olive oil, orange juice, […]

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Adobo Javelina Backstrap

This one goes out to my friends at the magical, mystical CF Ranch for letting me take over the kitchen in their private residence and cook up some Javelina. That is love. These are the back straps from the Javelina, silver skin removed (as we talked about yesterday). They marinated for quite some time. Since Javelina has a naturally smoky flavor, I decided to play on that with some chipotle […]

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How to Butcher a Pig

This post should really be called, “How to Butcher a Pig in Flip Flops.” You see, I was having breakfast. A Greek yogurt with strawberry jam to be exact. And it occurred to me that I needed to butcher the Javelina if I was going to have it for dinner. So I marched out to the barn where I met Mike and my pesky brother and got to work. Except […]

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How to Skin a Pig

They say that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. But as far as I know, there’s really only one way to skin a pig. And anyway, I think they’re lying about the cat. If you’ve ever been to a butcher shop, this looks a little bit like what you’ll see there. Except we’re starting one step earlier while the skin is still on. If the sight of […]

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