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The Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa soror, Vespidae) almost matches the world's largest V. mandarinia (also a Yunnan local) for size, but probably exceeds it in predatory voracity. I was a late arrival to this murder scene and am not sure if the hornet was the original cause of this large Hawk Moth Caterpillar's (Sphingidae) demise, but it was certainly dividing up the spoils. The hornet may very well have assaulted the caterpillar in the tree canopy and then ridden it to the crowd for…

Albert Maria Forster (26 July 1902 – 28 February 1952) was a Nazi German politician. Under his administration as the Gauleiter of Danzig-West Prussia during the Second World War, the local non-German population of Poles and Jews was classified as sub-human and subjected to extermination campaign involving ethnic cleansing, mass murder, and forceful Germanisation. Forster was tried, convicted and hanged for his crimes after Germany was defeated.


Rump and rib of lamb with wild garlic risotto and fava beans

This lamb with wild garlic recipe is at its glorious best during spring, when all of the ingredients are seasonal. With a few tweaks, though, it can be enjoyed all year round. Ask your local butchers for both rump and rib of lamb/


Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Lemon Yogurt Sauce (The Iron You)

I try not to whine too much. Honestly. While I am writing this post, my legs hurt like hell from doing...


Hey Denver, the amazing new local butcher shop weve been working with, Western Daughters, is doing a super interesting class tomorrow evening for those interested in sustainable, whole animal butchery. Ill be there, and you can sign up here.