Roulade of Duck Breast with Butternut Squash

This is the second of a three part series which utilizes indigenous foods and traditional cooking techniques as inspiration, placing indigenous traditions into a new context. We are taking direct inspiration from the work of Sean Sherman aka The Sioux Chef (see some of his ideas here), and we continue our exploration with duck. (Our [...]

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Elk Meatball with Charred Wild Leek and Plum Sauce

This is the first of a three part series which utilizes indigenous foods and traditional cooking techniques as inspiration, placing indigenous traditions into a new context. We are taking direct inspiration from the work of Sean Sherman aka The Sioux Chef (see some of his ideas here), and we begin with elk. Elk once roamed [...]

More Hoppel Poppel Variations

Frequent readers here know that we have an unhealthy obsession with this creation known as Hoppel Poppel (read more on our earlier post here). Quick synopsis of the required ingredients: Basic Hoppel Poppel - Diced, par-boiled potatoes cooked until browned and crisping, sauteed with diced onion, and diced "salami" (see comment below), topped with egg, [...]

Of Fire, Water and the Ego of the Chef

Watching the third episode of the inaugural season of Chef's Table on Netflix I was in awe, in love, and then a bit uncomfortable. The series by David Gelb, who created the sublime documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, uses stunning cinematography and slowly unfolding stories to create a tension between personalizing the chefs and venerating them. [...]