Cider-Brined Chicken with Red Rice, Acorn Squash, Kale

Cider-Brined Chicken with Red Rice, Acorn Squash, Kale 2 cup apple cider (Honeycrisp, if available) 1 cinnamon stick 3 bay leaves 5 whole cloves 2 cloves garlic, crushed, skin on ¼ cup salt 2 cup ice 1 whole chicken, cut in eight pieces 4 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. fresh oregano, chopped 1 Tbs. salt ½ [...]

Welcoming Autumn – Apple-glazed Smoked Turkey

Seasonality is a foundational idea in Great Lakes cuisine. The seasonal cycles in the region are pronounced and the agricultural traditions respond accordingly. The traditions of preservation, so important to Great lakes cuisine, is clearly derived from the seasonality. Some of the traditional meals also fall in line with the turn of the seasons. As summer fades into the [...]