Make yourself a totally local farmers market meal by grabbing some locally made brats/sausages, local beer (or bone broth), and a handful of common veggies. The whole plate of comfort food meal comes together in half an hour.
I wrapped up identically seasoned elk, goat, bison, veal, and beef in cute little hand pies and made a game of guessing the meat. It’s a fun way introduce people to exotic meats they might not have tried as a filet.
The next time you need an exotic cake that would make HR Geiger’s eyeballs pop, pick up a jar of hibiscus flowers preserved in syrup! The look and flavor are deliciously otherworldly!