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Northwoods culinary tour: Detroit to Dunbar—conquistador skillets & pasties

The end of August 2018 called for sophomore drop off in Granville, Ohio. My wife Jessica handled the Denison dorm room setup with Whittier, our youngest daughter. I drove Nala our 8 year old yellow lab from Sag Harbor to Detroit while Jess flew up to the motor city from Columbus and the [...]

2018-09-06T13:04:14+00:00September 5th, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Dundee Hills to Maupin – Chasing Red Side Trout with Winemaker Jesse Lange

Deschutes bound - that’s all I could really think about as we headed west to Maupin following an hour in the Dundee Hills with Jesse Lange. The Lange family vineyard sits on top of a hill. After driving through a collection of smaller vineyard sites, we reached the end of [...]

2018-06-04T19:45:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Beaverkill Hatchery Rainbow Trout Recipe with Roasted Grape Relish

Adapted from a recipe by Galen Sampson, Chef and G.M. at the Beaverkill Valley Inn that he demonstrated over fire at the BVI. Galen Sampson has settled into a comfortable life with his wife on the edge of the Upper Beaverkill River in the Catskill mountains. As the Chef and General manager of the [...]

2018-06-04T19:49:38+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Recipes|

Beaverkill Valley Inn: Trout tales

I seek warmth and kindness. Emotional security for me emerges from distant places where the sound of moving water fills quiet corners and quiet kitchen voices encourage just one more bite. This old soul experiences clarity in vintage buildings on back roads, thinking about who has visited in the past [...]

2018-09-21T14:17:39+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Hatchery Steelhead with Smashed Potatoes and Wild Greens

Eel River: Benbow, California Adapted from a recipe demonstrated by Joshua Schwartz: Executive Chef Del Dotto Vineyards Josh Schwartz has an eye for all tasty things in the wild. When invited to spend a day fishing and cooking with our American Rivers Tour crew, he was quick to suggest we start by foraging for [...]

2018-05-02T17:56:10+00:00April 18th, 2018|Recipes|

Cooking Rainbow Trout Over Fire: Snake River Surf & Turf

It’s not often that a trout is harvested from any river and transferred directly to the skillet on the American Rivers Tour. Previously unknown to us, the Idaho Fish & Game Department is focused on reducing non-native rainbow trout in the Snake River. For this special occasion, we harvested a 19 inch non-native rainbow [...]

2017-12-21T22:54:42+00:00December 21st, 2017|Recipes|