Shannon the gunsmith works on guns for a living; what he does for a hobby is make the most delicious food I have ever eaten. I always looked forward to the start of a new work week because he'd bring in a home-cooked lunch and always brought enough to share, which guaranteed that I'd find a reason to be lurking, vulture-like, around the gunsmithing shop at lunchtime.
Now that I'm dabbling in the kitchen myself, one of my missions for this trip was to get a couple of recipes from him for some of my favorites I'd tried over the years. There's a tasty chili verde, spicy smoked chicken chowder, Hoisin pork loin, and most important of all was a dish he called "Alsatian chicken".
Now, if they really eat chicken like this in Alsace, you could roto-rooter their arteries and use the scrapings to make biodiesel. Just looking at it will make your left arm hurt, but it tastes divine. Suffice it to say that any dish whose primary ingredients are butter, heavy cream, Gruyere cheese, and white wine is right up my alley. I can hardly wait to try it when I get home.