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Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

f your cooking has been accused of having "no game" (ie: no character) perhaps actually adding game to your ingredients will easily enhance your culinary rankings. Add to those ingredients the fabulous fall flavors from fresh figs, winter squash, late season vegetables, wild mushrooms and other fall classics and you become a real star.

Here are recipes for Quail, Rabbit, Pheasant, Duck and Wild Boar to put on your list of menus to consider. Happy Fall!

The Most Important Jewish Holidays and their Foods

The Most Important Jewish Holidays and their Foods

Much of the foods prepared and served at Jewish Holidays are symbolic of specific themes. Food, in general, in the Jewish tradition is an integral part of the religion and if themes and Laws of Kashrut (Kosher) are followed, meals become a daily ritual of reminding the observant of good and evil, right and wrong, self control and Jewish practices.

The tradition at Rosh Hashanah is to eat symbolic foods  meant to help ensure a good new year. All items appearing on the Rosh Hashanah table contain an ancient significance for happy prosperous days to come. Yom Kippur break fasts are notoriously epic — all manner of smoked fishes and delicate pastries. 

Honey Truffles | To-Table

Honey Truffles | To-Table
You might be an expert on black Périgord or white Alba truffles, but have you ever heard of honey truffles? As you might guess from its name, this mushroom is known for its sweetness. They have a nice, mildly fungal odor that finishes very sweet – similar to honey or saccharin; and are perfect for dessert applications.

Pawpaws: America's Largest and Most Exotic Fruit

Pawpaws: America's Largest and Most Exotic Fruit

Growing across a huge swath of what is now the eastern United States, pawpaws, North America’s largest native fruit, were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. When allowed to ripen completely, pawpaws develop complex nuances of flavor with notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, cloves and other exotic spices. 

Sea Beans Everyday!

Sea Beans Everyday!
Briny and crisp. Sea beans are great in salads and pair perfectly with fish. Wild Foraged and healthy. A must try. Here are several recipes that highlight this unique and spectacular taste..

The Simple Clambake

The Simple Clambake
When you have the best ingredients, simple is best. All Lobsters sold are not the same quality. Some are kept in tanks or pounds for weeks or more. Day boat trapped lobster that was in the ocean the day before you received them makes an incredible and deliciously discernible difference. The same is true for steamer clams. 

Soft Shell Crab Recipes and Instruction

Soft Shell Crab Recipes and Instruction
Many consider soft shell crabs to be a delicacy, and a way to enjoy crabs without the arduous task of picking them. Read more for our recipes and a video on how to clean a soft shell crab.

Buffalo Bolognese Sauce | To Table

Buffalo Bolognese Sauce | To Table
Buffalo (really bison in the U.S.), as a livestock staple, can be a much better choice than beef from a sustainability standpoint. Grass fed and finished buffalo is an ancient steward of America's great plains promoting, rather than hindering, grasslands. And, the method of harvesting, like the one employed by To-Tables ranchers, insures tenderness equal to beef's.

Mother's Day Menu Ideas

Mother's Day Menu Ideas
Making Mother's Day Very Special in the Pandemic Without your favorite restaurant or club open where you may normally celebrate, mother's day bec...

Glaze for Berkshire Ham

  Here is a quick recipe for a a glaze for your ham.   INGREDIENTS 8-10 pound (4-5 kg) bone-in fully cooked ham, 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup unsa...

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes
Easter (and passover) is, for most people, one of the most important holidays, whether for religious reasons or simply to gather friends and family. The foods we all serve often are not given as much thought as the other important holidays. Here are some really simple recipes to change all that. 

Spring's Triple Crown: Morel, Ramp and Fiddlehead Recipes

Spring's Triple Crown: Morel, Ramp and Fiddlehead Recipes
Nothing in the food world better indicates the coming of spring than the arrival of the wild foraged morel mushroom, the ramp (a wild leek), and th...