Take a trip to the Lowcountry mud to find the best oysters South Carolina has to offer. Then learn two ways you can enjoy your bounty.
With all the focus on the big meal, which wines should you serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Original Fare showcases some good ol’ American wines to pair with your farmer’s market stuffing. Best in show goes to the Ancestor Blend from Halter Ranch. For something a little sweater and lighter go for a Washington Riesling like Poet’s Leap. For fruit forward fanatic friends, try Sparkman, also from Washington. But if you’re feeling frisky, Channing Daughters has a wild take on a pairing with their Ramato.
Could you hunt for your own dinner? It might be the best way to make sure you are eating healthy, sustainable meat. Kelly goes duck hunting in Northern California to see if she can overcome her fear of guns. Tell us what you think in the comments.
We all know wine starts on a vine and ends up in a bottle. But what happens in between? Kelly goes grape harvesting on a Fall California night to find out.
Where can you forage through town to cook the most local, sustainable steak frites? In Central Coast, California of course! Follow the beginning of the adventure as we collect everything from wine to the potatoes to the steak to make the easiest and most delectable Central Coast inspired cuisine. Did we mention these are duck fat fries?
For a two day Central Coast, California pasture to plate extravaganza, get everything you need to know on the Original Fare website.
By Kevin Morby
Halter Ranch Vineyard
In Original Fare, join Kelly Cox on her weird adventures across the U.S. as she hangs with chefs, hunters, moonshiners and other characters. She’s on a quest, telling stories that cut through the pretty packaging and buzzwords of the foodie movement to make a slice of American authenticity accessible to all. You’ll be inspired as you eat, drink, and cook your way across America. Because life is too short to eat amongst the crowd — it’s more fun to be original. For more, visit theoriginalfare.com.