Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Ribbonfish head - Menu ideas and recipes for shad roe, chicken thighs, sourdough, kale, greens, red cabbage, ribbonfish, black sea bass, and sweet potatoes

Menu ideas and recipes for shad roe, chicken thighs, sourdough, kale, greens, red cabbage, ribbonfish, black sea bass, and sweet potatoes An early springtime celebration In North Carolina, it’s shad roe season for the next week or two. Last year, I waited too long and missed out, so I bought a set last week for …

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A cow in a field -- Menu ideas and recipes for beef, sourdough, flounder, bigeye tuna, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and tuna salad

Menu ideas and recipes for beef, sourdough, flounder, bigeye tuna, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and tuna salad A classic from Anthony Bourdain As winter heads out, we enjoyed a stellar boeuf bourguignon on Sunday night. I adapted Anthony Bourdain’s recipe from his Les Halles Cookbook—sigh, I miss my old pretend boyfriend—by adding mushrooms and herbes de …

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Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, baked pasta, greens, vermilion snapper, speckled trout and sourdough discard

Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, baked pasta, greens, vermilion snapper, speckled trout and sourdough discard Pasta and greens comfort Our Election Night tradition is a big plate of cheesy baked pasta. This year, I went with a recipe for Baked Rigatoni with Lamb Ragu from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Modern Comfort Food. Oh …

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Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, grits, yellowfin tuna, black drum, grouper, sourdough bread, corn and greens

Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, grits, yellowfin tuna, black drum, grouper, sourdough bread, corn and greens Two fish recipes—including the hot highlight of the week Our highlight of the week was hot catfish with cheesy grits from Suwannee Rose, her inspired take on Nashville hot chicken. I made my favorite grits recipe—that link also …

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