Cured Finger Lakes Salmon

Cured Finger Lakes Salmon, Ramps, and White Asparagus

A few weeks ago, I was back on Cayuga Lake with Fisherman John, this time targeting landlocked salmon and brown trout. Despite a dreadful forecast, we got pretty lucky with the weather: it felt warmer than it really was, we only got hit by a few brief showers, and we almost didn’t need our rain […]

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Stuffed Wild Pheasant with Morel Coulis and Spring Vegetables

Stuffed Wild Pheasant with Morel Coulis and Spring Vegetables

So, I decided to skip the spring turkey hunt this year. Not because of my mixed success at shooting birds with brains the size of peas, as some ill-spirited mockers might say, but because I’m actually not all that thrilled by the possibilities that their meat offers in the kitchen. The taste of wild turkey, while certainly more […]

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Rabbit, Bacon and Spring Vegetable Bouchées

With the first asparagus, ramps and wild mushrooms available at the market, spring has definitely arrived! I am combining the first vegetables of the season with rabbit and bacon to create a light, bottomless bouchée. (In contract, some of you may remember the wintry Wild Boar Bouchées.) Ramps may be native to North America, but […]

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