spatchcocked chicken

ROASTED SPATCHCOCKED CHICKEN

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Roasted spatchcocked chicken is maybe three minutes more work. We all know how easy roast chicken is.  I mean, it’s nothing.  Ten minutes work, an hour in the oven, boom: crackly-skinned, succulent-fleshed poultry. But what if you wanted to get that bird on the table in half the time?  With three extra minutes of work, […]

catfish eggrolls

CATFISH EGG ROLLS: THE POSSUM LIVING RECIPE

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Catfish egg rolls may sound strange. They might not sound appetizing. (The recipe does actually need some tweaking…) You’re probably wondering what the point of such an exercise might be. Why the catfish? Why the egg rolls? Why the untraditional combination of two relatively unremarkable foodstuffs, Josh? The deal is that I seek to emulate […]

food not lawns

FOOD NOT LAWNS, THE FERAL WAY

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We’re gonna turn our lawn into a garden. There’s this thing that’s happening, see, called Food Not Lawns. I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it, it’s very hip. Steve, the instructor for our class, described it as ‘urban permaculture’. My wife and I discovered Steve’s class through Communiversity; Food Not Lawns won out over How […]

Use the whole buffalo

USE THE WHOLE BUFFALO

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When I say ‘use the whole buffalo,’ all I mean is that food demands respect. As Americans, we’ve forgotten this. Food is historically, impractically, improbably cheap right now, from a dollar standpoint, so we treat food cheaply. We throw away leftovers. We throw away vegetable trimmings. We throw away offal and fat and bone. Other […]

beef enchilada pizza

BEEF ENCHILADA PIZZA: PANCHO’S ON A PIE

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Beef enchilada pizza puts all your greasy Americanized immigrant food in one spot. Last week, I was craving enchiladas mightily. Not any kind of authentic Mexican enchiladas, either. No, I wanted the Mexican-American greasy spoon ground beef variety, with red cumin-scented chile gravy, smothered in artificially bright orange cheddar cheese. I wanted the enchiladas from […]

possum living

POSSUM LIVING MIGHT DESTROY MY LIFE AWESOMELY

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Possum Living is to Feral Cuisine what Jet is to The Rolling Stones. A cheap imitation. A commercial knockoff. Dolly Freed’s sustainable living manifesto makes my sustainable food tract read like an exercise in pretension. Possum Living is sustainable food, sustainable housing, sustainable life, all without a job. This shit is extreme. And it makes me […]

freezer breakfast burrito

FREEZER BREAKFAST BURRITOS TRUMP DRIVE-THROUGH CRAP

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I’m not going to tell you these freezer breakfast burritos were the most awesome breakfast I’ve ever had. I’m not going to claim that they’re the easiest breakfast eh-var, or that they’re perfectly nutritionally balanced with healthy fats and proteins to give your morning zest and zing. I’m not going to call freezer breakfast burritos […]