Category Archives: carnivore

Tastes Like California

Let me tell you about a magical land called California. Where lemons actually grow on trees. Magic! The Meyer is unlike other lemons. The rind is thinner, the fruit is sweeter, and lucky for us, their peak season is still happening now. Personally, on any given day I’d like nothing more than to be poolside […]

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Guest Post: On Corned Beef

This is a guest post from writer, father, and home cook Herb Durgin. Corned beef is to St. Patrick’s Day what turkey is to Thanksgiving, or at least what a pillowcase full of candy is to Halloween. Few things speak more to traditional holiday cuisine than that quintessential brisket, boiled—well, simmered—with cabbage and potatoes, carrots […]

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Triple Threat: Smoky Spicy Salmon

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The BF doesn’t eat the seafoods. It’s not because he shares the adage of one of my Texas cousins (a man who refuses to “eat anything that might swim in its own poop). The BF just never got the taste of it. Seafood of any kind is a rather foreign sort of food for him. […]

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Say I Love You With Pork on Pork

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The way to the heart of many a valentine can be found in pork products. The “other” white meat can be healthy or sinful, pork chop or pork belly. The pig is a noble beast and we pay homage in this recipe, which features twice the pork and therefore twice the love. So please, say […]

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Sunday Supper: Sort-of Southern Style

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My mama is from central Georgia, where I have spent many summers over the course of my life. But I’ve spent a lot less time in the big city of Atlanta until the four trips to ATL (four!) I’ve taken in last 16 months. Last year, after hosting a conference in the Midtown area, I […]

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I Dream of Chicken Cakes

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I have no idea when I may have first had chicken cakes. All I know is that, just like their crabby cousins, one bite was enough to sell me. For years my favorite brunch item was the Zippy Cake (image above) served by a local restaurant — a delicious meal made up of a crispy […]

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Sunday Supper: Crunch Time

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Putting together a meal is often about timing. Just ask anyone who has worked in a restaurant! Our next Sunday Supper suffered from ill-timing. The chicken was pulled from the freezer late and wasn’t thawed when the time came to assemble everything. The cookies came out first (which is fine because they had to cool) […]

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Addicted To Hash (It’s Not What It Sounds Like!)

Hi. My name is Leah. And I’m addicted to hash. Nooooooo, not the kind you get in Amsterdam. The kind you eat. Wait, that came out wrong. We’re not baking brownies here folks, we’re making hash—a coarse mixture of ingredients. We’ve talked about this before. Give me a bunch of veggies and I will likely […]

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Use Up Them Green Tomaters

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Any gardener will tell you that the end of the season spells one thing: green tomatoes. Tomatoes, a delightfully easy (and tasty) item to grow at home, ripen throughout the course of the summer depending upon their breed, time planted, and if seedlings or established plants were placed in the soil. I grow mine from […]

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Southern Style Chicken, Sort Of

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Being from Southern stock, I am always a fan of being Southern fried and satisfied but it’s not always, er, light. Enter the oven “fried” chicken breast. I’ve seen recipes with cornmeal, flour, or panko floating around online, but my old standby breading is the same as the one my granny always used—Jiffy Corn Muffin […]

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