Posts in Chicken
Chicken and a Biscuit - The Wandering Goose, Seattle

It's hard to go wrong with a piece of fried bird on a fluffy buttermilk biscuit. The South got it right in that regard and the rest of the country has readily hopped on the "biscuit bandwagon". Biscuits with everything but a dead cat (apologies to cat lovers) can be found in abundance throughout the Northwest now.

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SUMOMAYA - A Mexican/Asian Kitchen

What attracted me first to this Mexican-Asian fusion location in Scottsdale was an episode of "Beat Bobby Flay". A would-be contender (he didn't make it past round one) was formerly a chef at the vibrant restaurant. After my dad moved from Northern AZ down to "the Valley" I found myself heading south more often for visits, so I always had my ear to the ground for interesting places to eat.

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Fried Chicken Tacos

This past weekend, I had a new metal roof put on my mobile home, plus a new roof put on my front porch - I'm feeling pretty good about myself and much, much drier. But I'm pretty sure what excited me most was having folks to cook for. I had a great excuse - it would be morally reprehensible of me to make three grown men work on my house without making sure they were properly fed.

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Khao Soi Kai - Northern Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken

There is good Thai food, and then there is really, really good Thai food. If you've had the really, really good authentic stuff (Lotus of Siam in Vegas, Pok Pok in Portland and/or New York)  and it made you want to brave taking on the lengthy list of unknown ingredients and invest an entire weekend to pounding chile paste and curry paste in a mortar and pestle, in my book, you're a true lover of Thai food.

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Hot Joy! Crab-Fat Caramel Wings

I recently admitted publicly (via social channels) that the one thing I like about football season is guilt-free chicken-wing consumption. It's all in the name of research, see? It's the one time of year I feel truly competitive - something I'm not normally which is why I was always the last one picked on any team. Scouring chicken wing recipes, I wonder if it's possible to out-do the chicken wings I just had?

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Proper Meats + Provisions – Sustainable, Local, Organic Butcher opens in Flagstaff, AZ

I’m not an overly patient person, but it’s true I have stood on line for many a culinary delight, the majority of which have been restaurants, food trucks, and possibly a celebrity-chef cookbook signing. I have not, however, often stood on line waiting for a butcher to open, so I was surprised (pleasantly) when I turned the corner of Cottage Avenue and San Francisco Street and saw a long line of people waiting outside the soon-to-open boutique butchery, Proper Meats + Provisions in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Food Finds – Fieldhouse, Flagstaff AZ

Working in the fishing industry, my travels almost always take me southeast which means I've become accustomed to enjoying some seriously good southern cooking. Fried okra and gumbo? Yes, please. Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy? Yes, please. Nashville hot fried chicken and buttered corn on the cob? I’ll take a second helping, thank you.

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