Szechuan Broth with Duck and Goose Dumplings

Duck season is almost here and I still had a few teal in the freezer. The kids have been asking me to make some dumplings at home. They love steamed dumplings at Chinese restaurants and wanted to see if I can make a version at home. Not one to shy away from a started lookingContinue reading “Szechuan Broth with Duck and Goose Dumplings”

Pok Pok: Wild Duck Laap, Thai Pork Fried Rice, Cucumber Salad

I travel a lot for work typically for a project in one city that could take anywhere from a few weeks to over a year. Travelling every week for a few days to the same city can be weary. The upside to this latest particular engagement is that it is in the lovely city ofContinue reading “Pok Pok: Wild Duck Laap, Thai Pork Fried Rice, Cucumber Salad”

Wild Duck, Cabbage, Fried Hominy and Red Wine Beet Sauce

I’m still working on my wild duck cooking skill and the best result I’ve gotten so far is through removing the breasts and legs and cooking them separately. I’ve made a “quick salad” for my kids and I recently and I basically sautéed everything for different times and then sliced and served on top ofContinue reading “Wild Duck, Cabbage, Fried Hominy and Red Wine Beet Sauce”

Roasted Teal with Delicata Squash, Farro and Spiced Red Wine Sauce

About a month or so ago I finally got all my plans in order and booked a hunting trip with a local guide to see if I can get myself some wild ducks. It’s been many years since I’ve been hunting but finally I get myself a gun, license and practiced some clay shooting at localContinue reading “Roasted Teal with Delicata Squash, Farro and Spiced Red Wine Sauce”

Alinea: BOAR, Shallot, Cider, Burning Oak Leaves

Fall is finally here -more or less I suppose- and changing the way I cook is natural. Even if I can find tomatoes and peppers well into November and December I still prefer to cook more “orange” and “brown” stuff. It makes me and Diana happy to pick up some winter squashes or sweet potatoes and start cookingContinue reading “Alinea: BOAR, Shallot, Cider, Burning Oak Leaves”

Paula Wolfert’s Potato Gnocchi Pictorial

Paula Wolfert has a straightforward recipe for gnocchi in her Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking book. At first glance I was not sure how the recipe would work. It has no eggs at all and little flour, a portion of which is cake flour (ie has very little gluten). After making those a couple of times though,Continue reading “Paula Wolfert’s Potato Gnocchi Pictorial”

Wild Boar Loin, Puy Lentils and Apple-Port Sauce

  It’s amazing how I manage to find more boar meat in my deep freezer overtime I look in there. I still have a couple of loins, some shoulders and maybe two hind (ham) legs. I see some boar sausage in my future, maybe Italian or Greek flavored…or some of each…we’ll see. Anyways, I took aContinue reading “Wild Boar Loin, Puy Lentils and Apple-Port Sauce”