Few things in life evoke more memories and
emotional responses then food. One
smell, one taste or one crunch is all it
takes to transport us to back to our
childhood or halfway across the world.
It can remind us of joyous events, or of
difficult times that we overcame. It
can brighten our mood and it can bring us
At WildBoar's Kichen, we are heavily
influenced by the traditional foods we grew
up with, which we strive to improve on while
remaining true to the classics. We
naturally gravitate to Italian,
Italian-American, Eastern European and
Central Asian cuisines, but Mrs. WildBoar
makes sure we regularly explore other
cuisines and flavors. And she is also
a fearless baker, tackling breads, scones,
cookies and tarts.
WildBoar's Kitchen is a conduit for us to
enjoy what we love and to share it with
others, and to learn from others whenever we
can. We shamelessly ply unsuspecting
restaurant pros with wine and liquor in
order to get them to divulge their secrets.
And Mrs. WildBoar has a voracious appetite
for cookbooks and cooking magazines, and a
knack for selecting recipes that taste
really good even though they sound, well,
Our cooking style is typically simple/
rustic. No fussy foods here! We
have tackled rustic Tuscan bread, gelati,
cinghiale ragu, risottos and braised veal
and lamb shanks. We enjoy making fresh
salsa and guacamole in the summertime.
Nothing difficult there -- simple, easy and
delicious! Mrs. Wilboar is the Soup
Queen, regularly producing overflowing pots
of oxtail, lintel and beet soups, and even
the occasional pot of fish head soup (I
know! -- that's exactly what I said the
first time I saw her make a pot of it!
And whenever she has made it since!).
We have a nice list of foods we hope to
bring to the public in the not-too-distant
future, including the rustic Tuscan bread,
scones, cookies, soups and tarts. They
are not meant to get people out of the
kitchen, but instead are intended to
encourage you to get back in the kitchen and
enjoy creating wonderful meals for -- and
with -- your family and friends.
In the meantime, please enjoy the pictures
below. They capture some of the nice
dishes we have prepared, and we hope they
provide you with some inspiration.