Game On: Online cooking pumps passion for wild food. | Outdoors

I like everything about cooking wild game. I also like to think I’m fairly creative with wild things we bring back from the woods. But unless you’re plugged into other people with a passion for wild food, someone with a fresh approach that keeps it fun, you tend to fall back on the familiar — squirrel baked in cream sauce, fried fish fillets, and deerburgers. All those are good eating, but I was inspired last week to elevate my game.

What re-pumped my passion was an email invitation to be part of a virtual cooking experience hosted online by Scott Leysath, widely known as the The Sporting Chef. Leysath, of Sacramento, California, has been cooking fish and game on television for years, and he hosts both “The Sporting Chef,” and “Dead Meat” on the Sportsman and Outdoor channels. Dead Meat travels the country discovering fascinating outdoor people who are

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4 Best Solar Ovens That Let You Cook With the Sun (2021)

A solar oven (or solar cooker) uses the power of the sun to bake, cook, fry, broil and boil food. These devices are an awesome and sustainable way to cook food without the use of fossil fuels, and they can eliminate unwanted residual indoor heat that’s common when cooking or baking in the kitchen. For traveling or emergency situations, a solar oven is an essential tool to keep hot food at hand without bulky fuel canisters and mechanical stoves.

The solar oven is nothing new — people have been preparing food using sunlight for ages, and the practice is still alive and well in the 21st century. Modern solar ovens are usually used for slow-cooking stews and meats or for baking, and DIY solar oven designs festoon the internet.

If DIY isn’t your thing, we’ve curated the best ready-made solar ovens on the market.


Best Outdoor Solar Ovens

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Michelle Zauner talks food, family, and her new memoir ‘Crying in H Mart’ : Code Switch : NPR

Michelle Zauner (L) of Japanese Breakfast performs with drummer Craig Hendrix at the Intersect music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on December 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Michelle Zauner (L) of Japanese Breakfast performs with drummer Craig Hendrix at the Intersect music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on December 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Here on Code Switch, we’re a little bit obsessed with books. We’ve explored books that taught us about a new dimension of freedom, books that are getting us through the pandemic, books that reminded us that the world is full of love. Today on the blog, producer Alyssa Jeong Perry is digging into a book that helped her understand new facets of her own identity: Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner.

Many people

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