Grilled Pike, Liberland Ajvar and Flatbread

Grilled Pike, Liberland Ajvar, and Flatbread

A few weeks ago, I welcomed the arrival of Liberland, a new Eastern Bloc country by virtue of geography, if not ideology. I vowed to offer my services as the state’s first executive chef, starting with the creation of a national dish. The challenge should not be underestimated. To date there is still no electricity, no […]

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Moravian Pike Goujonnettes, Bacon Sauce and Spring Vegetables

Moravian Pike Goujonnettes, Bacon Sauce and Spring Vegetables

When I last talked about my trip to Moravia, I didn’t actually give you many details about the fishing itself. Truth be told, I almost came home with nothing to recount at all. I had booked a full-day trip with Fisherman John, with the optimistic objective of targeting pike in the morning, and lake trout in the afternoon. […]

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Pike Roe

Pike, Buckwheat, and Green Apple Burger with Celery Root Gratin

The weather was bitterly cold that March morning, and whiteout conditions were looming. Only a handful of indomitable fishermen (us, obviously) had braved the elements and ventured out on the frozen lake, drilling holes through several feet of ice covered by about as much snow. The fishing was hard, but we persevered, and our efforts did […]

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Kremlin Menu Watch, Part 3

You may not be a man like Putin, but you can try to eat like him. Here are some excerpts from the news on his presidential feasts in the Kremlin and in other parts of the Empire. You may have heard the news of our Man of Action catching a giant 40+ lb pike during his photo […]

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