Today's tip

It is a wonderful meat to cook with and full of flavor.

Boar meat is one of those meats that home cooks tend to shy away from, but don’t you do that! It is a wonderful meat to cook with, full of flavor, nutritionally sound, and low in fat. Most boar meat available at your butcher is from a young animal with a mellow game flavor, but still possessing enough of the complexity of the flavor that one expects from game meat. When I braise boar meat to dress pasta or gnocchi, I use Barolo wine which adds fruitiness and complexity, but any good full-bodied red wine will do. Remember that the end product is the sum of all its parts. The better the wine you use, the better the sauce will be.