On Instagram, Donald Trump Jr. reveals that his favorite wild game meal is one from outdoorsman and chef Andy Moeckel.
“The flip-fop by Andy Moeckel,” he says. “People will try to steal his mojo but there can be only one. He is the one.”
Burch Barrel recently profiled the prolific “Flip Flop” chef. The call him of the most entertaining and interesting people you’ll ever meet.
“The Flip Flop Chef, or as we like to refer to him ‘Andy Flippin Moeckel’, is easily one of the most interesting and entertaining people you’ll ever meet,” the article states.” He is a road warrior, hunting guide and expert camp chef. Andy’s affable nature and love of bringing people together, along with his passion for hunting collide when he prepares his family’s generations-old recipe for wild game that has become a cornerstone of the Moeckel family tradition.”
Wild Game Cooking Method “Flip Flop”
The “flip flop” technique that Moeckel utilizes is a way of cooking a whole bone-in quarter of deer over an open flame. The technique is a family tradition for Moeckel and he has prepared meals for public figures like Donald Trump Jr. and others. Trump Jr. is also an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
“This unique recipe and method is steep in tradition and community camaraderie,” Burch Barrel says. “The Portuguese immigrants that settled in Marin County in the 1800’s brought with them close-knit communities and traditional cuisine such as the Flip Flop. From there, other sheep and cattle ranching families adopted this new-to-them cooking method as part of their local culture.”
It was Moeckel’s grandfather, Al Giddings, who tried the West Marin Flip Flop method first in the 1950’s. He would then pass it on to his family.
“The lineage of tradition continues from Andy’s grandfather, father and now to him,” according to Burch Barrell. “Like most family traditions, the style hasn’t changed much since its inception, but it continues as a right of passage for the next generation.”
H/T: Burch Barrell