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Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie is an Atlanta-based chef, author, restauranteur, and culinary contributor for MeatEater. He is the owner of the Red Beard Restaurant group and the founder of Defend Southern Food Foundation, an organization committed to helping alleviate hunger inside Atlanta communities. Kevin is a seven-time James Beard Awards finalist as well as a two-time finalist and “fan favorite” on Bravo’s hit TV show “Top Chef.” He’s a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman who seeks to inspire people to redefine their relationship with food by committing to more thoughtful and sustainable practices.

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Video: How to Make Salmon Gravlax

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Video: How to Make Salmon Gravlax

Gravlax is an ancient means of preserving fish. While traditional methods take several days to cure, this recipe is much quicker but yields a really fantastic result. Placing the salmon in a vacuum-sealed bag with a salty, citrusy brine ensures a fast and even transfer of flavor and salt throughout...
Video: How to Make Brown Sugar Baked Ham

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Video: How to Make Brown Sugar Baked Ham

Old-school baked ham harkens fond holiday memories for many people. You can cure and bake your own wild game equivalent with this simple recipe. I used a whole feral hog ham here but you can do this with a variety of meats. The important thing to cure this ham—and give it that distinctive ham flavor...
Understanding Domestic and Heritage Turkey Breeds

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Understanding Domestic and Heritage Turkey Breeds

Turkeys are just about the most American of all poultry. They originated here and are celebrated by cultures ancient and modern. However, what was once a prized animal brimming with intelligence and flavor has now largely become a mere shadow of its original self. Thankfully, you have another choice...
Quail Fricassee

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Quail Fricassee

In Episode 3 of Sourced, Danielle Prewett, Durrell Smith, and I hunt quail in my home state of Georgia. This recipe is a spin on a classic Southern dish that's often be made with rabbit or chicken. The key to its success is allowing the butter in the pan to brown lightly before adding the meat. You...
Classic Blueberry Muffins

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Classic Blueberry Muffins

Every summer, droves of travelers descend upon Maine in search of a taste of its official state fruit, the wild blueberry. Cultivated blueberries of all varieties are native to North America and, depending on what part of the country you come from, may take the form of either “low-bush” or “high...
Granny Gillespie’s Peach Cobbler

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Granny Gillespie’s Peach Cobbler

When I was a kid growing up in Georgia, summertime meant endless adventures with my cousins at the beach, shelling peas and shucking corn on the porch, and hopefully at least one big bowl of my Granny’s famous peach cobbler. We were very fortunate to live only a half-mile or so from one of the...