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Ajiaco is a soup found in both South America and Cuba. Its name comes from the word aji (“pepper”), originally traced to the indigenous Oto-Manguean family of languages that were prevalent in present-day Mexico as far back as 7,000 years ago. Today, the aji pepper refers to […] Continue Reading ->
Hi, sending out a quick note to let you know that my friends at ButcherBox are running a deal where new customers receive a pack of BBQ favorites – baby back ribs, 2 lbs of ground beef, and 2 NY strip steaks – free with your first […] Continue Reading ->
Here it is: my first recipe published on the blog that features dried beans. Well, technically, I posted a recipe in 2013 for Cow Heel Soup which featured split peas, but I made them optional. If you’re wondering why I incorporated beans into the recipes for my […] Continue Reading ->
A few readers have asked whether The Heritage Cookbook should be considered a Paleo or Primal book, like my previous two books. While I didn’t specifically tailor the book to any specific diet, the fact that the entire book relies on whole, traditional ingredients mean that it […] Continue Reading ->
With the release of The Heritage Cookbook last week, I’m ready to get back to how it all started–blogging. And honestly, it feels pretty great to be back in the saddle, fiddling with my old writing tools and codes. We’ll start pretty light for now, with recipes […] Continue Reading ->
click here for the digital edition: also available on: Click here to buy the limited edition print version Hello everyone. After several years of research, writing, and designing, I’m ready to release my third cookbook. It’s called The Heritage Cookbook, and it combines genealogy and genetic testing […] Continue Reading ->
Adobo is one of my favorite dishes; my original Pork Adobo recipe has lived on this site for over six years, and I published an updated, streamlined version last year (see: Oven Roasted Pork Adobo). And while I initially assumed that folks would seamlessly adapt those recipes […] Continue Reading ->
Hi everyone, my friends at ButcherBox are offering a special promotion this month and I thought you’d want to hear about it. All new customers who sign up via this link during the month of September will receive 2 lbs of their 100% grass-fed ground beef for […] Continue Reading ->
This dish is summer in a bowl, equal parts comforting and exotic. Bobó de Camarão (sometimes called Shrimp Bobó) is a shrimp chowder dish from coastal Brazil, thickened with mashed cassava (mandioca). This stew was likely inspired by a similar, traditional West African dish made with yams, […] Continue Reading ->

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