“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…
the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

Cookgypsy is my ongoing kitchen journal, online cookbook, photo journal,  and notebook. I am an artist, photographer, and cook, anchored in the wild landscape of Wyoming, but wandering as far as luck and will takes me. Cookgypsy documents daily; friends, family, food, place, and thoughts.

cookgypsyLogofOOT.pngCookgypsy started out in 2005 as a food blog called the Rogue Gourmet and has evolved over the years. This, it's latest incarnation, hopes to combine a variety of different materials: old content and recipes from the Rogue Gourmet, which has been largely dormant over the last couple of years, my newer "Tumblr" site, and transcriptions from my actual kitchen journals, food stained moleskin notebooks that have collected over the last couple of years.

I also have  a new kitchen, and I with each new kitchen, I find comes a new life, new friends, and new flavors. It seems only right that with that new kitchen should come a new interation of this old project of mine.

- I hope you enjoy it.

- Cookgypsy


Featured Recipes

Chicken Khao Soi

Khao soi is essentially a curry soup, and as with any Thai curry, making the paste properly is the most important step. Similar in profile to muslim-influenced Massaman curry pastes, khao soi paste is made with a combination of moist aromatics and dry spices.

Khao Phot Ping

Pok Pok’s Grilled Corn with Salty Coconut Cream. Try it with anything grilled, like kai yaang (whole roasted young chicken) or sii khrong muu yaang (Thai-style pork ribs).

Muu Paa Kham Waan

Pok Pok's iconic boar collar rubbed with garlic, coriander root and black pepper, glazed with soy and sugar grilled over charcoal and served with chilled mustard greens and a spicy chili, lime, garlic sauce.

Balinese Chicken Saté with Peanut Sauce

This Balinese chicken satay with peanut sauce infuses the meat with lots of traditional Indonesian flavors including garlic, kaffir lime and kecap manis, a type of soy sauce.

Beef Short Ribs with Gorgonzola Pudding

This recipe originally came from the food blog Five and Spice and was too wonderful not to include. I love this pudding, and the savory beef just makes it all the more wonderful.

Nuoc Mau - Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

If you're going to delve deeply into cooking Vietnamese food, get over your fear of heat and make some caramel sauce! It's not as difficult as you may think. Just get some sugar, water and a saucepan. Once you've mastered it, it will quickly become your stealth ingredient. All you're doing is nearly burning sugar.

Recent Blog Posts:

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May / 03 / 2017 admin

The Sandwich Alignment Chart

To which Radical Sandwich Camp do you belong?

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Apr / 19 / 2017 admin

Bangkok, Celebrated as the Home of the Worlds Best Street Food, Tragically, to Ban All Vendors by Years End.

Thailand’s capital plans to get rid of all stalls by the end of the year.

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Apr / 09 / 2017 admin

Pâté de Campagne de Canard et D'agneau - a Campagne Styled Pâté of Duck and Lamb with Porchini Mushrooms

A pâté de campagne is a traditional country terrine, a rustic preparation, slightly more refined than a pâté grandmère mainly in that it uses only a small amount of liver. In a pâté campagne liver is used as a seasoning device rather than a dominant flavor.

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Apr / 09 / 2017 admin

An Ode to Travel (and Food) in Three Short Films

A reflection on travel (And food) that I need today.  - Move, Eat, Learn - Three short films from Rick Meriki: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films...

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Apr / 09 / 2017 admin

Video: The Best Burger in New York City: The Brindle Room

Meet Chef Jeremy Spector of The Brindle Room in Manhattan's East Village, a cozy, charming, neighborhood restaurant that sears up quite possibly, the best tasting burger in New York City.

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Mar / 30 / 2017 admin

Montana Legislation Allows Motorists to Salvage Road-Killed Game, but in Wyoming, it’s Still a Poaching Offense

Animal-vehicle collisions have long been a problem in western states, leaving big game carcasses discarded along – or as an additional hazard, in the middle of – roadways. In April, it became legal in Montana to salvage and eat deer, elk, antelope and moose that have been hit and killed by cars. - Not so in Wyoming.

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Mar / 30 / 2017 admin

A Sandwich Alternative or Something Better? - The Paleo Steak Sandwich

This post is a few years old now, but the sandwich is still just a good.

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Mar / 30 / 2017 admin

Video: DOUGH Donuts: A Far Cry From The Old Fashioned

"The wonderful world of DOUGH Donuts in Brooklyn, New York... Your eyes will glaze over with the amount of colorful sugar you're about to see."