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How to Make Caviar

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How to Make Caviar

It’s the choice hors d'oeuvre of Russian oligarchs, the final touch on a Japanese sushi roll, and an ingredient that demands respect and regard. For myself, eating caviar is like sitting down at an “old money” dinner table when I am “no money.” However, this animal product is largely a farce in the...
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How to Cook with Dried Morels

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How to Cook with Dried Morels

Nothing makes me more excited for spring than the prospect of picking a pile of morels. Once things start to green up, my thoughts become more and more occupied by the promise of the earthy aromatic. If you’re fortunate enough to have a big harvest this season, take what you don’t immediately eat or...
Maggie Hudlow Apr 7, 2021
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How to Make the Best Turkey Brine

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How to Make the Best Turkey Brine

There are as many turkey brine recipes as there are ways to shock gobble a tom. The key to the technique is understanding how a brine works and a few things to avoid. Brining is simply infusing a protein with salt, which seasons the meat internally, helps it to retain moisture, and firms up the...
Wade Truong Mar 15, 2021
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How to Make BBQ Sauce

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How to Make BBQ Sauce

There’s no shortage of people and places in the U.S claiming to have the best BBQ sauce in the world. For the general populous, that’s a pretty good problem to have. Who doesn’t like slow-roasted, smoky meat slathered in a fantastic sauce? There are plenty of variations on what BBQ sauce is and...
Lukas Leaf Mar 12, 2021
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How to Make the Best Grilled Fish

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How to Make the Best Grilled Fish

Cooking fresh fish over an open fire or charcoal pit is the perfect way to end a good day on the water. Wood smoke and bitter char add complexity without overpowering one of nature’s delicacies. Achieving this can be tricky, so we’re here to help you make the best grilled fish.  Grilling fish can be...
Danielle Prewett Mar 8, 2021
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The Best Oils for Deep Frying Fish

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The Best Oils for Deep Frying Fish

There are few textures more satisfying than the crunch of crispy fried fish. The deep frying process is simple, but if there is one way to ruin a good fish fry, it’s choosing the wrong frying oil.  Two things to keep in mind when picking the best deep fryer oil are smoke point and flavor. The smoke...
Danielle Prewett Feb 15, 2021
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What It’s Like to Eat Koi Fish

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What It’s Like to Eat Koi Fish

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. Jan. 17, 2020, Amanda...
Maggie Hudlow Feb 12, 2021
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Video: How to Make Bear Grease

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Video: How to Make Bear Grease

I’m really passionate about the correct way to render bear fat. In this video, I’ll show you how to do it. The story of bear oil (or bear grease, as I like to call it) is rich with folklore. Some say it can cure baldness and arthritis. Others say you can use it to forecast the weather. Still more...
Clay Newcomb Feb 1, 2021
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How to Cook the Perfect Duck Breast

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How to Cook the Perfect Duck Breast

A perfectly cooked duck breast should have crispy, savory skin—a reward so good that it makes the tedious job of plucking worthwhile. Developing that crust and getting a juicy, medium-rare center is easy to do in theory, but can be tricky in practice. I’ve cooked a lot of waterfowl in my life, using...
Danielle Prewett Jan 4, 2021
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How to Pair Beer with Wild Game

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How to Pair Beer with Wild Game

Most hunters probably drink a can of gas station American light lager with their wild game—and that’s perfectly fine. I have nothing against Bud Light, Busch Light, or whatever your favorite brew that costs $20 per case might be. In fact, Coors Banquet always has a spot on my dinner table. But with...
Justin Townsend Dec 28, 2020
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The Correct Way to Braise Meat

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The Correct Way to Braise Meat

Do you struggle to get venison shanks to fall off the bone? Or wonder why a pot roast comes out tender but still dry? Cooking tough cuts from wild game presents many challenges, but with the right knowledge you can transform any hard working muscle into an amazing meal. The most effective cooking...
Danielle Prewett Dec 18, 2020
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