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“Venison Chili”

I love a good chili recipe. Even with the weather warming up, there is something special about a hearty bowl of chili at a summer cookout. Plus, when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your whole house will smell amazing. As you can see, a delicious chili recipe takes just a few ingredients… But I promise it’s so worth it to go foraging into your pantry for […]

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“One Pot Pheasant Stew”

This is a recipe that I made last week while cleaning out some of the extra game meat in my freezer and I just loved it. I had several whole pheasants left over from my Adventure Getaway in Virginia this past December and I decided given this never-ending winter, it was high time to make the most of it, and turn them into a warm and hearty dish. You’re going […]

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“Venison Roast with Red Wine & Juniper Berries”

A roast is often times made from a tougher cut of meat, a portion of the leg, for example. But I recently decided to turn two aged venison backstraps into a roast, which produced wonderful results in a much shorter time. If you don’t have venison, I highly recommend beef as well. The idea is to fold them over and truss them together with kitchen twine so that they are […]

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“Squirrel Brunswick Stew with Acorns”

Young squirrel is good simply quartered and fried. Old squirrel is good stewed. When in doubt, it is safest to braise or stew a squirrel. Sometimes, for flavor and for whimsy, I like to add acorns to this recipe. Native Americans used to eat acorns, usually by grinding them and then boiling them. They are sometimes bitter because of their tannins, but this can be improved by grinding them and […]

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“Devil Doves”

I’m writing to you from an airplane, 30,000 feet in the sky. Isn’t technology amazing? {{{wave}}} I’m on my way to Portland, Oregon for a weekend of foraging in the woods, good eating, and general merriment. I’ll be sure to tell you what I uncover. In the meantime, we need to talk about doves some more, particularly this new dove recipe I conjured up while in Arkansas a few days […]

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“Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese and Bacon”

I’ve been trying all summer to grow corn. I planted the seeds in two long rows and waited patiently. Out of one hundred or so seeds, about six sprouted. Then a woodchuck came along and helped himself to about half of those. So I went to the gardening store and bought some in containers that had already sprouted. They were hearty little stalks and I spent all day planting them […]

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“Duck Cassoulet”

A cassoulet is an Occitan dish–that part of Southern France where they speak a beautiful and fading romance language, Occitan. It is a stew of beans and meat; sometimes pork, sometimes goose, or mutton or whatever else they please. It is hearty and traditionally cooked in a cassole, a deep earthenware pot with slanted sides. But since I am not Occitan, but me, I cooked mine in a skillet. I […]

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“Homemade English Muffins”

I did it. I made homemade English Muffins. I can stop cooking now, my life’s task is complete. The best part? The recipe uses a skillet… my best friend, my savior, my no-wash skillet. God’s antidote to dirty dishes I say. They are full of nooks and crannies that would make Thomas proud. You can check out the full step-by-step recipe here at a fun place that I’m writing for, […]

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“How to Cook a Whole Hog”

One of the questions I get most often from interviewers is “what is your favorite wild animal dish?” I always describe this one. From the first moment I tasted it, it earned itself a special place in the crevices of my mind. This is a whole wild hog, marinated for days and then smoked for many hours. There is also bacon and apples and molasses involved. We need to talk […]

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“Wild Duck Terrine”

This is one of the many food items I made out of the gizzards and hearts and liver and legs from my New Orleans duck hunt. It is called a terrine. A terrine is a piece of architecture which takes several days of work. There are many components that go into it and a bit of “pre-cooking” that needs to be done. I think the results are worth it. But […]

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