Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.
This invaluable book includes
• recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons
• basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting
• how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game
• how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using
• how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness
• basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags
• a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species
• how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts
• instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site
• how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks
• cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game
Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting wild game to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.
This invaluable book includes
• recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from footwear to cutlery to camping gear to weapons
• basic and advanced hunting strategies for all North American small game, including drive techniques, solo and group hunting, ambush hunting, the use of hunting dogs, and techniques for decoying and calling
• how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land; how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using; and how to make competition work in your favor
• detailed sections on furred small game, upland birds, and waterfowl, covering the biology and best hunting methods for a total of thirty small game species
• comprehensive information about hunting wild turkeys in both the spring and fall seasons
• how to master the arts of wingshooting and rifle marksmanship, and detailed information about shot placement, ammunition selection, and field maintenance of firearms and archery equipment
• instructions on how to field dress and butcher your own small game animals for a variety of preparations
• techniques and recipes for both indoor and outdoor wild game cooking
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Eve and Eivin Kilcher, stars of the hit Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier, are experts in sustainable living. Homesteaders by choice, the couple has had to use their self-reliance skills to survive harsh winters in the Alaskan wilderness and raise a thriving family. In their debut book, the Kilchers share 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging. The tips and techniques they have cultivated from their family and through necessity will help anyone looking to shrink their environmental footprint and become less dependent on mass-produced food and products. Stunningly photographed in and around their handmade home and farm, Homestead Kitchen illustrates that taking on small-scale sustainable projects is not only possible in a suburban/urban setting, but ultimately a more responsible and gratifying way to live.
From the Hardcover edition.
This book will show any potential meat preserver how to go about the process of storing meat for long term use in a variety of methods, while constantly keeping an eye to the possibility of food borne illness and the loss of freshness. You will learn everything you need to know to start the process of setting aside and preserving your meat, fish, and game. Starting with a series of charts and basic details about different kinds of meat and fish, from venison to beef to salmon, you will learn which animal products store best with which methods, which methods must be avoided, and which diseases are the greatest risk when you store meat. With this information in hand, you will start learning how the freezing, canning, curing, and smoking processes work. You will be given detailed outlines of each process starting with what equipment you will need.
Experts in meat preservation have been interviewed and their insights have been included here to provide a detailed and full overview of everything you can expect in the process. From these interviews, you will start the process of understand what you need to effectively preserve meat products. You will learn what can lead to failure for all four methods, what the best possible storage locations are for each, and what materials should be avoided at all costs. Learn how smoking works and the timelines for every form of storage from the moment the animal is butchered to the moment it needs to be preserved. No matter what kind of animal you are preserving, this book will provide the details you need to effectively store the meat for later use.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.
This cookbook features many special ways to prepare favorite fish and game, from smoking and grilling to cooking in old-fashioned Dutch ovens and modern ovens. There are recipes for fish and venison, "but," says Jimmy Holt, "we've included enough beaver, bear, quail, wild turkey, raccoon, and opossum recipes so that you can prepare these critters if you shoot or trap them."
From soup to desserts and all the trimmings, here is the best cookbook from the best outdoor cooks around the nation.
If there is a frontier beyond organic, local and seasonal, beyond farmers' markets and grass-def meat, it's hunting, fishing and foraging your own food. A lifelong angler and forager who became a hunter late in life, Hank Shaw is dedicated to finding a place on the table for the myriad overlooked and underutilized wild foods that are there for the taking -- if you know how to find them.
In Hunt, Gather, Cook, he shares his experiences both in the field and in the kitchen, as well as his extensive knowledge of North America's edible flora and fauna. Hank provides a user-friendly, food-oriented introduction to tracking down and cooking everything from prickly pears, to grouper to snowshoe hares.
Offal—the organs and the under-heralded parts from tongue to trotter—are some of the most delicious, flavorful, nutritious cuts of meat, and this is your guide to mastering how to cook them. Through both traditional and wildly creative recipes, Chris Cosentino takes you from nose-to-tail, describing the basic prep and best cooking methods for every offal cut from beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Anatomy class was never so delicious.
Paleo for Beginners introduces you to the healthiest, most time-tested diet in human history with:
• 150 delicious Paleo recipes for every meal
• Detailed information on the proven health benefits of eating Paleo
• Q&A to determine how eating Paleo fits with your lifestyle
• Detailed 30-day meal plan
• Tips on building a Paleo pantry and staying Paleo outside your home
• Special advice for weight loss, athletes, and other dietary needs
With Paleo for Beginners rediscover the foods your body was designed to consume, and start start feeling and looking better right away.
Duck is having a renaissance in American restaurants and kitchens as cooks discover that diverse breeds, species, and cuts of meat offer an exciting range of flavors and textures. Many cooks—and even hunters—have a fear of cooking fowl.Duck, Duck, Goose shows you how to cook duck and goose like a pro: perfectly crisp skin crackling with each bite, succulent confit, impeccable prosciutto, and more.
Hank Shaw, an award-winning food writer, hunter, and cook on the forefront of the marsh-to-table revolution, provides all you need to know about obtaining, cleaning, and cooking these flavorful birds. Duck, Duck, Goose includes detailed guides on species and breeds, selecting a duck in the market, and plucking and hanging a wild bird. Shaw’s delicious and doable recipes include basics such asGrilled Duck Breast and Slow-Roasted Duck; international favorites like Duck Pho, Sichuan Fragrant Duck, Mexican Duck with Green Mole, and Cassoulet;and celebration-worthy fare such as Perfect Roast Goose. It also features an array of duck and goose confit and charcuterie, from fresh sausages to dry-cured salami.
The most comprehensive guide to preparing and cooking both domestic and wild ducks and geese, Duck, Duck, Goose will be a treasured companion for anyone who wants to free themselves from the tyranny of chicken and enjoy perfectly cooked waterfowl.
An essential addition to every grill jockey's library, Beer-Can Chicken presents 75 must-try beer-can variations and other offbeat recipes for the grill. Recipes such as Saigon Chicken with Lacquered Skin and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Root Beer Game Hens, Beer-Can Turkey (uses the 32-ounce Foster's), Stoned Chicken (it's grilled under a brick), Dirty Steak, Fish on a Board (Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze), Mussels Eclade-grilled under pine needles, Grilled Eggs, Wacky Rumaki, Rotisseried Garlic Rolls-even Grilled Yellow Pepper Soup will have your mouth-watering. Whether on a can, on a stick, under a brick, in a leaf, on a plank, or in the embers, each grilling technique is explained in easy-to-follow steps, with recipes that guarantee no matter how crazy the technique, the results are always outstanding. So pop a cold one and have fun.
Every Chinese recipe is a representation of existence and healthy life.
Just like Asian food, six basic flavors are always found in every Chinese kitchen; which comprise: sweet, sour, spicy, salt, hot and pungent.
Usage of a wok and stir frying at high flames is a beauty of Chinese kitchen which brings loads of flavors to the Chinese recipes.
This Chinese cookbook has a unique collection of 30 easy Chinese recipes which are not only quick in their making but also guarantee typical Chinese flavor into your meals.
Stir frying, temperature control and supplemented flavoring with sauces is the hallmark of this Chinese cookbook.
In order for you to enjoy Chinese foods that’s sure to be healthy, then recreate them at home!
Our Chinese recipes will help you get started recreating you well-loved Chinese dish—healthily and conveniently too!
While still in high school, Tovar Cerulli experimented with vegetarianism and by the age of twenty, he was a vegan. Ten years later, in the face of declining health, he would find himself picking up a rifle and heading into the woods.
Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians. In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death? Drawing on personal anecdotes, philosophy, history and religion, Cerulli shows how America’s overly sanitized habits of consumption and disconnection with our food have resulted in so many of the health and environmental crises we now face.
If you're short on time, few in numbers, and craving the comfort of a home-cooked meal, Slow Cooking for Two is here to save the day. Slow Cooking for Two offers 101 easy recipes meant for just two people, including soups, stews, casseroles, desserts, and more. Slow Cooking for Two will save you time and money with simple and delicious meals that are flavorful without requiring hours of preparation.
Slow Cooking for Two will give you all the tools you need to start enjoying slow cooking for two people, with:101 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes specifically designed for 1 1/2 and 2-quart slow cookers Easy One-Pot Meals including Short Ribs with Polenta and Meat Loaf with Potatoes Practical Techniques for slow cooking for two, including shopping lists, and food preparation and storage tips
Recipes in Slow Cooking for Two include: Minestrone Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Chicken Pot Pie, Mac and Cheese, and Turtle Brownies
Slow Cooking for Two will make it easy for you (and one more!) to enjoy delicious and hassle-free meals.
Not only are the recipes delicious, there are health facts and cooking hints sprinkled through the book along with vivid photographs of every recipe. Stacy clearly is inspired and inspires others from her overflow of love and priority for family and home and it is beautifully translated to the pages of her cookbook. Anyone with a desire to be healthier, dine on exceptionally delicious and surprisingly simple food, and get back to the natural ingredients that were meant for the body, needs this book.
Stacy writes from a passion that wild venison, turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, fish, fruits, and vegetables without hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and without being genetically modified are the most nutritious and tasty foods that one can eat. She states that whether you hunt, fish, and gather yourself, or whether you purchase from a reputable harvester and shop at farmers markets, changing your eating habits to wild foods is the best choice in health you will ever make. For many, preparing wild game seems to be a daunting task. In her book, not only does Stacy give the information needed to melt away any intimidation of cooking from the wild, but she also gives the techniques to simplify the process of making succulent, excellent meals. Her tried and true recipes come from a heart to love her family through cooking extraordinarily delicious food gathered from the garden, and hunted and fished from the wild.
Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you're headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you'll find everything you need to survive--and eat well--out in the wild.
Canterbury makes certain you're set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of plants to forage and those to avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep in your pack.
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you'll be prepared to set off on your trip and enjoy living off the land.
Known as The Sporting Chef, Scott is America's leading authority on the proper preparation of fish and game. He has worked in the food industry since 1978. His first television show, The Sporting Chef, has been syndicated worldwide since 2003. His second show, HuntFishCook, has aired throughout the United States and Canada since 2005. And his newest show, Dead Meat, takes him across North America in search of folks who hunt, fish, trap and cook unusual creatures. He's also the cooking editor for Ducks Unlimited magazine.
• Detailed instructions on field dressing and butchering
• Varied recipes for venison plus tips on do-it-yourself taxidermy
You've braved the elements, spent hours lying in wait, and had your share of near misses, but you've finally bagged that prize whitetail or mule deer. Now what? In this wide-ranging guide, Dennis Walrod tells you everything you need to know to maximize the use of your deer. In addition to essential instruction on field dressing and transport, the author goes on to cover salting and tanning hides, aging venison, leathercrafting, soapmaking, trophy mounting, and creating home furnishings and decorations. Also included is a selection of mouthwatering venison recipes, making this an indispensable resource for any hunter looking to extend the hunting experience beyond the moment of the kill.
Author Rick Browne is known as one of the country's foremost authorities on grilling. The creator and host of the PBS TV series Barbecue America, Browne is also the author of twelve cookbooks, most of which deal with barbecue and grilling. In this volume, he's created an encyclopedic collection of recipes drawn from cuisines around the world, with a particular focus on North American and Asian traditions.
Browne begins with a brief primer on basic grilling techniques, but the real substance of this book is the dazzling array of recipes. You'll find dishes everyone can enjoy, including standard grill fare like beef and chicken as well as the more unusual shellfish and wild game. There are plenty of vegetarian options too, and a section for sauces, marinades, and rubs.
Never before have this many great grilling recipes been collected into one tome. If you love to grill — or know someone else who does — this is a must-have resource. It's the only grilling recipe book you'll ever need.
They used to be a novelty but exotic meats from around the world are becoming increasingly popular with restaurants and home cooks alike. Gordon Ramsay has cooked with goat and ostrich on The F Word, supermarkets regularly stock kangaroo, bison and other unusual meats and internet suppliers like the Alternative Meats company are bringing the world to your dining table.
But no cookbook has combined recipes for this diverse range of meat - until now.
The Alternative Meat Cookbook has been put together by Jeanette Edgar and Rachel Godwin, the women behind the award-winning Alternative Meats company, and includes recipes for springbok, kudu, camel, kangaroo, ostrich, rose veal, wild boar, blesbok, crocodile and many many more.
But the book isn’t only about world cuisine, it features many of the less well-known meats from these shores as well with recipes for mutton, buffalo, kid goat and wild rabbit.
Featuring their own recipes, garnered from years in the trade, plus donated recipes from leading chefs around the world as well as some sent in by customers, The Alternative Meat Cookbook is a wonderfully unusual selection for serious foodies, amateur chefs and even for those who want to do something a bit different for the BBQ!
Includes recipes such as:
• Crossbow venison corn casserole
• Deer camp sloppy joes
• Spicy venison steak and onions
• Venison rigatoni bake
• Hawaiian marinated venison kabobs
• Grilled venison rosé
• Hunter-style stew
• Appalachian Mountain sauce
Drawing from worldwide cuisines, he has compiled an irresistible collection of recipes deftly organized into two sections: Down Home and Uptown.
Down Home features recipes that are hearty, traditional comfort foods; easy-to-prepare dishes that are thoughtful and delicious.
While the Uptown recipes are more elegant and intended for entertaining or special evenings for two, most of them require less than 60 minutes to prepare.
The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook is a guide for those that come to the act of hunting with pure intentions, motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. This practical manual suggests that hunting is not a "sport" and the animals whose lives are taken are not "game." It combines a deep, philosophical exploration of the ethics of killing with detailed instructions on every step of the process including:Understanding your preyTools, techniques, and preparationThe act of the huntFrom forest to table—processing, preserving, and preparing your kill
A unique and comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics, and spirit of the hunt, The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook is a must-read for beginning and experienced hunters alike. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve more deeply into the complex, humbling, and ultimately profound reality of our relationship with the food that nourishes us.
Miles Olson has spent the past decade immersed in learning and practicing earth skills. The author of Unlearn, Rewild, his experiences living on the land have made him an expert on rewilding.
Stew! is the second title in a new series that began with the best selling Mince! (World Gourmand Award for the 'Best UK Single Subject Cookbook') which has sold over 75,000 copies since first publication in 2009.
To the rescue comes Henry Sinkus with a mouth-watering, diverse collection of recipes.
He has tested, tasted, and sometimes improved upon this classic and contemporary compilation with special emphasis on “fast and foolproof.”
Sinkus, professional chef and author of The Northwoods Table, has tested, tasted, and sometimes improved these recipes to produce a unique compilation of outstanding venison cuisine.
Recipes include Cranberry Venison Pot Roast, Venison Wellington, Venison Chunk Chili, Venison Apple Pot Pie, Venison 'n Ratatouille Torte, Venison Bologna, Venison Liver Pate, and more.
Recipes include Bison + Cheddar Biscuits, Quinoa + Kale Bison Soup, Maple-Whisky Bison Burgers, Southwestern Braised Bison Short Ribs, Pan-Fried Bison Liver with Dijon-Shallot Cream Sauce, and many more.
Bison are primarily grass-fed as well as hormone and antibiotic free. And their meat is naturally lean and high in protein, iron, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.
In Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison, you’ll also meet prominent bison ranchers from all over the United States and Canada who share their rowdy and riotous adventures. They champion “ethical carnivorism”: meeting what you eat, caring about how an animal is raised, and being respectful enough to eat every available part.
The Indian cuisine has a wide range of slow cooker recipes, that are quite simple but the time taken to cook often gets them ignored.
This book allows the reader to follow some basic steps to cook that favorite dish, they always wanted to cook.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year
A BBC Radio 4 Food Programme Book of the Year 2016
A Guardian Book of the Year 2016
We should all know exactly where our meat comes from. But what if you took this modern-day maxim to its logical conclusion and only ate animals you killed yourself?
Louise Gray decides to be an ethical carnivore and learn to stalk, shoot and fish. Starting small, Louise shucks oysters and catches a trout. As she begins to reconnect with nature, she befriends countrymen and women who can teach her to shoot pigeons, rabbits and red deer.
Louise begins to look into how meat is processed, including the beef in our burgers, cheap chicken, supermarket bacon and farmed fish. She investigates halal slaughter and visits abattoirs to ask whether new technology can make eating meat more humane.
Delving into alternative food cultures, Louise finds herself sourcing roadkill and cooking a squirrel stir-fry, and she explores eating other sources of protein like in vitro meat, insects and plant-based options.
With the global demand for meat growing, Louise argues that eating less meat should be an essential part of fighting climate change for all of us. Her writing on nature, food and the environment is full of humour, while never shying from the hard facts. Louise gets to the heart of modern anxieties about where our meat comes from, asking an important question for our time – is it possible to be an ethical carnivore?