Will Bring you lots of great restaurants...
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The background pic is my chuckwagon, a rolling kitchen....


Bringing Friends and Family Together...

Fun in the Kitchen

Probably the greatest compliment I consistently get regarding my cooking is the result of the most simple thing I do, and that's use my simple sauce on meat, particularly beef, that I BBQ or smoke.


I purloined this simple sauce from a chef in a place where I loved the steaks. 


How simple?  1/2 cup soy sauce, 1 cube butter (1/2 cup), two beef bullion cubes. Baste just before removing from grill when BBQing, using a HOT fire.


This Website is About GOOD food!

You'll see as you peruse this site that I've travelled a fair amount and eaten in some of the worlds best restaurants. That said, I've had astounding dishes in farm kitchens and dives, saloons and street carts...so I'm not hung up with the trimmings, only the quality, flavor, and for you and me, the ease of preparation.

Photography

95% of the pictures on these pages, I've taken.  The much superior work is by others, like a couple by Terry Heffernan, my friend and neighbor on Rock Creek, and I envy his ability.   See my coversbyljmartin.com page for more. Also see my videos, click the button below.

Great Restaurant Visits!

Whitefish Lodge, Whitefish, Montana

Had a great flank steak and fries, and talked them into bringing me a little oxtail gravy on the side!  Well worth the visit if ever near.

Whitefish Lodge, Whitefish, Montana

Montana is huckleberry heaven...if you don't have to shoo off the grizzlies to pick them.  This was a GREAT huckleberry ice-cream pie.

Will continue to post exceptional dishes from restaurants...

Reader's Cookbooks!

Cooking Wild and Wonderful

If you enjoy a cookbook with lots of reading, this is the one for you. It's not about game cooking, and the wild doesn't mean that.  It's a look at Wolfpack Ranch and what and how we do!  Click on the cover or the action button to grab a copy.

California Cocina

California Cocina is a look back in time, with quotes from journals and biographies from the gracious rancho days of old California, where it was said, "It's better to be on time than invited."  Click on the cover to grab a copy.

I hope you enjoy my cookbooks as much as I enjoyed working on them!

Video of the Day!

Kat and I visited Parma in central Italy and ate in a super restaurant across from a castle and mote.  No one spoke English, but great food is the language of the world.

My Chuckwagon!

A project for the summer!

I found this old John Deere, turn of the century, wagon and thought it had decent bones.  I skinned it and made myself a contemporary chuck/BBQ wagon.

Design as you go!

I wanted to stay as true as possible to the old designs, yet accommodate modern BBQs and a gas range.  It also has a gas deep fryer.

Gotta have a whiskey barrel!

I can cook for eighty or so and have done so with this rig.  Doing all the labor myself, the canvas top cost as much as the rest of the rebuild.

Great fun cooking, outside!

Everyone with  a beer or glass of wine in hand, kibitzing the cook, who cooks with wine (in hand)

Grab a free cookbook, California Cocina! Search the site....

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Contact Me

Love to hear your comments on the page or the content!

The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch

ljmartinusa@gmail.com