Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America
Whole chicken recipes are perfect for the slow-cooker: easy to prep and open to countless variations.

Black Currant Pork Belly
Braised and Charred Black Currant Pork Belly
Sweet and savory come together to showcase pork belly, the hog’s most trendy and flavorful cut.

Rendering Lard
Learn how to render lard, and start using your grandmother's favorite ingredient for pastries, pie crusts and more.

Plum Jam
Excellent practice for beginners, this Plum Jam Recipe is easy to make, easy to can, and makes a delicious condiment for sweet or savory dishes.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Food

How to Make Jerky

Learn how to make jerky from scratch for a quick snack that's nutritious.


Easy Overnight Oatmeal


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