Since moving to Maine in 2009, I've been beyond impressed by the availability of such quality ingredients. As a chef, I have yet to live anywhere else that provides me such variety. Not only does Maine have a rising young farming community, but the foraging, fishing, and hunting opportunities make it a noteworthy state as well. Although our growing season may be short lived, there is ample opportunity to harvest you dinner during the winter, with ice fishing being a go-to sport and tradition for many throughout the state.
A special edition of ReWild Yourself podcast! In early autumn, I met up with my friends Arthur Haines and Daniel Vitalis for a roundtable discussion on bioregional living and the modern hunter gatherer lifestyle. Hanging out in Daniel's backyard in Maine, we took a look back on the highlights of this year’s hunting and gathering with a few rants and more than a few laughs mixed in.
With the 2016 growing season coming to an end, I'm making the most of what's left in the garden and seeing how I can best preserve it for later use. Peppers, tomatoes, and carrots have long since been brined and they are now ready to blend together into delicious hot sauces. Several batches of kimchi and kraut were produced from the ingredients harvested here on and will store down in the basement until being incorporated into our winter and spring meals.
"My good friend and brilliant chef Frank Giglio joins me in-studio at the ReWilding headquarters for an in-depth interview on how to set up your home kitchen for culinary mastery. Frank has apprenticed directly under some of the top chefs in the US and became a classically trained chef at the New England Culinary Institute. Living on an off-grid homestead with his family in Maine, he focuses on sustainable cuisine, seeking the highest quality foods grown locally and harvested in season.
Bone broths have long been revered for their health benefits. Chicken soup was a regular dish served up by my grandmother and as a child, broth was always served when I feeling ill. Thankfully, this nutritious liquid is still regarded for promoting good health and current dietary trends have blown up broths!
I am very passionate about eating a diet based on your local ecosystem and do my best to share that with people across the globe. A recent email came in sharing that I have been selected amongst a stellar lineup of folks doing the same thing. Michael Pollen, Michele Obama, and Jamie Oliver are just a few of the brilliant minds inspiring the world to make better choices about the food they eat.