Tuesday, August 26, 2008


You never know where you might pick up some culinary knowledge. While waiting for water to boil recently, I read an R.W. Apple Jr. essay aloud in the kitchen from The New York Times' Eat, Memory column

Me (reading): "...Or maybe my German-American grandmother, who had more talent than money, and her ha...sen....fffffff.....

Jamie (interrupting): Hasenpfeffer...It's rabbit.

Me: How did you know that?

Jamie (looking at me as if I'd just flown in from Mars): Bugs Bunny cartoons. 

And so here you have it -- a lesson in rabbit stew and the cuisine of Germany courtesy of Yosemite Sam and company. 

Find a real recipe for Hasenpfeffer from epicurious.com here

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