Friday, December 12, 2008

Thoughts on hunting and food

A lot of good discussion is going on about hunting, what it means, how to explain hunting to non-hunters. If you haven't already done so it is enlightening and refreshing to read what's on at Stephen Bodio's QuerenciaHunter Angler Gardener Cook, and Fat of the Land. Great stuff.

MDMNM on Often Far Afield offers a discussion of hunting and the right to hunt and has this good thought, with which I am in agreement:

...The most promising group of hunting friendly (non hunting) folks I perceive right now are the cooks and chefs focusing on the source of their food, folks who read and talk about Pollan's "Omnivore's Dilemma". 

This is the time of year when a game dinner is most pleasing and possible. I seem to have quite a few birds in the freezer - doves, partridge, pheasant and grouse. In January I will review a couple of my favorite foreign books - from places where game is mainstream fare and garners respect on the table.

Heading off to Jamaica for Christmas early next week, but will remain 'plugged in'. Merry Christmas all!

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