Tag Archives: slow-cooked

Finding Blueneck Barbecue in Seymour, Connecticut

Barbecue in the Northeast?  The thought brings on feelings that bounce between optimism and frustration.  We northerners end up rating our barbecue joints on a handicapped scale, and we might say things like “That restaurant is good for New York … Continue reading

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Roast a Goat, Support a Farm

Has goat meat gone urban chic? In my latest piece at Matador, Roast a Goat, Support a Farm, I discuss how the subjects of an experimental goat husbandry project in Vermont ended up on a spit in a Brooklyn, New … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Meat Mine: a Weekend in Central Texas

Some place names uncannily match the place. Like when the great flatness of Central Texas, land of barbecue and jerky, boasts a Chew Road. I recently traveled across the middle of the state with my in-laws, and plenty of chewing … Continue reading

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A Marriage of Pepperpot and Vegetables

A pepperpot says to a parsnip: “Where have you been all my life?” Bittersweet cassareep and bittersweet parsnips dance together in this recipe that should not be considered traditional Guyanese cuisine.

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Baked Beans with Bacon and Cassareep: an American dish by way of Guyana

Since returning from Guyana, I have been experimenting with cassareep, the thick, black flavoring sauce found throughout the the country. The sauce is best known for flavoring the Guyanese national dish of pepperpot, but one dish I keep making again … Continue reading

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