Friday Feast

New Year’s resolve to eat a bit more like a caveman (translate healthier with a decided bent toward paleo) in 2015 has been bolstered around our camp by some rather sobering recent news. (Shit happens, but that’s another story for perhaps yet another day.) Decided benefits to eating healthier happen to include She Who Must […]

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We’ve long been believers that, all things being equal in the kitchen, simple recipes often yield the best results. It seems of late we’ve been revisiting some long-time family favorite dinner recipes, often pretty damned simple from an ingredient list and technique standpoint. Some days you feel like tinkering and forging a masterpiece in the […]

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In the Chi Wulff family, portability is key, as everyone likes to get up and go when the opportunity presents itself. Go where, you might ask? The Park (aka Yellowstone), the Laguna Madre, the Tetons, Mobile Bay, the Uinta range, Puget Sound, the Snake river, the Virgin river, the Gallatin river, the Flathead river, the […]

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True to tradition and despite the rain, I snuck off to a recently revealed access to some urban water last Sunday afternoon as much of the world was putting the finishing touches on pre-kickoff appetizers and the first round of margaritas for the big game. The little river was going off given the rain of […]

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Once again we’re all staring down the barrel of another Superbowl weekend; the Superbowl a time Jake and I have traditionally deemed one of the best fishing afternoons and evenings of the year (if weather has the mind to cooperate, which it most often has). That said, with Superbowl Sunday being the day when the […]

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Late January. It’s far enough past the hustle, bustle and hangover of the holidays that one morning you wake up and find numbing routine knocking on the door once again. The pristine freshness of winter’s first snows has long faded; fantasies of wet wading, summer caddis hatches and bikini tops in the drift boat rule […]

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Knowing we’re from brisket country, a new friend accosted me in the parking lot of She Who Must Be Obeyed’s store just after Christmas and pressed for the ‘secrets to smoking real brisket’. Turns out he wanted more than the essential ‘low and slow for 14 to 16 hours’; we ended up at a local […]

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Last week I shared our good fortune when a friend shared a hunk of a genuine Southern country ham with us. After he spied our Country Green Eggs and Ham recipe he fired this one over with a note – This plate will run you 14 bucks and change downtown at (redacted), though is the […]

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Having been hatched smack dab in the middle of beef country (Texas Panhandle), we grew up thinking that ‘pork’ consisted solely of grocery store bacon in plastic packages, Jimmy Dean sausage and the rare sighting of a baby back rib when the brisket was running low at the BBQ joint in town. Ashamedly it really […]

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Like many folks have this week, growing up my family would some years pack up the car and make the 700+ mile drive from the Texas Panhandle to the Gulf Coast to spend the holidays with the extended famdamnily. We happened to enjoy the bonus of having both sets of grandparents living in the same […]

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Though it shouldn’t by now, I’m always a bit surprised when a grizzled, often getting-long-in-the-tooth fishing compadre has an outburst of maudlin sentimentality over something we did together in days past. Usually these outpourings are over some long ago trip where we drove to River X in my truck, pulling my driftboat and I rowed […]

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Growing up in West Texas I was fortunate to have been (unknowingly at the time) exposed to several regional culinary classics that remain hallowed for many of us even today. West Texas Cheese Enchiladas. The Bacon Wedge. Real Chile – both Green and Red. Fresh Tex Mex Chorizo. Chow Chow. The list could go on […]

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Friends and family living in various locales north of us (hell, almost everybody lives north of us currently) have already experienced the first couple blasts of serious winter weather this year. Jake and friends in Bozeman have seen temps dip into the -20 something range, which tends to make cars and people a bit cranky. […]

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Hopefully you’re waking up this morning and headed outside to chase fish, birds or four-legged critters to burn off yesterday’s big feed. For those who’ve been working hard entertaining family and friends and rustling up a pile of grub to feed the famdamnily gathering yesterday, spending much more time in the kitchen is the last […]

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With Thanksgiving looming large on the culinary horizon we’ve been fishing around for a week or so looking for a great cornbread stuffing recipe to suit our new Southern digs. As good fortune would have it a few days ago friend and uber-talented chef Libby (Austin by way of New Orleans) called with a question […]

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