Fly Fishing the Big Wood River in Sun Valley, Idaho

Welcome to Episode 10 of American Rivers Tour Season 3! In this episode Chef Colin Ambrose joins Chef Scott Mason of Ketchum Grill and Guide Bryant Dunn of Sun Valley Outfitters for a day on the Big Wood River in Idaho. After a day of dry fly fishing for big [...]

2021-11-12T14:07:47+00:00April 29th, 2019|River Tour Episodes|

Red Flannel Hash

Planning for a float trip requires lists. One of my favorite lists involves kitchen prep for the riverside lunch, or in this case, brunch. Having found a perfect Fishpond canvas cooler at Henry’s Fork Anglers step one was taken care of. Everything I needed fit into one package including the cast iron skillets, paper [...]

2017-11-28T22:45:19+00:00November 24th, 2017|Recipes|

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Desert Solitaire

The origins of this recipe are said to have been attributed to Edward Abbey, the park ranger nature writer, who was like the Thoreau of the Wilderness Movement. On one of his more challenging trips, while floating Utah’s Green River, after five days and out of food rations, he created this dish from their [...]

2017-12-12T21:54:23+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Recipes|

Schreiner’s Restaurant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Driving to Wisconsin’s North Woods is a decade’s old adventure for me and inspired so many of my interests as well as my professional life today. Way ahead of packing up the family station wagon, as a child I’d daydream about everything from catching frogs and bluegill to picking blueberries in the woods with [...]

2017-12-12T21:57:16+00:00August 9th, 2017|Colin's Journal|

Mid Summer Garden Vegetable Escabeche

The garden at Estia’s Little Kitchen is in full production: carrots, flat beans, green beans, jalapeño peppers and cilantro all in abundance. Here’s how to whip up a great, edible gift to bring to all the house parties that happen this time of year. These refrigerator pickles are also perfect to serve at home [...]

2017-12-12T21:58:35+00:00August 4th, 2017|Colin's Journal, Recipes|

Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, Wisconsin

  Bratwurst and Musky on the Chippewa Flowage In the northernmost part of Wisconsin, after the long cold spring and prior to the hot dry summer, there is a brief time where colors from the yellow, pink and white flowers explode on the sides of every roadbed. Not only was there [...]

2017-12-12T22:01:20+00:00July 13th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|
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