The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Wild Game

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Wild Game

Recipes and Techniques for Every North American Hunter

James O. Fraioli


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The new go-to cookbook for wild game hunters in North America!

Wild game also has the edge when it comes to flavor, and with that delectable flavor comes the benefits of essential fats like omega-6 and omega-3, which are critical components of a healthy diet. Enjoy seventy-five simple and delicious recipes for cooking the wild game through the recipes featured in this book, including:

  • Hare Braised in Red Wine
  • Peruvian Style Rabbit Sliders
  • Black Bear Meatloaf
  • Elk Medallions with Cranberry Sauce
  • Antelope Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Reindeer Stroganoff
  • Venison Stir Fry
  • Roasted Wild Boar Leg with Mustard Caper Sauce
  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Dove Poppers
  • Smoked Grouse
  • Kung Pao Pheasant
  • Southern Fried Quail
  • Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Port Wine Sauce
  • Alligator Gumbo
  • Cajun-Fried Bullfrog Legs

Each dish is paired with a suggested wine to further enhance your dining experience among friends and family. There’s also helpful tips on proper field dressing equipment, refrigerator and freezer space, proper packaging and storing, defrosting and food safety, and tools and kitchen essentials.

Within the pages of The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Wild Game, twenty-five popular game animals are highlighted and discussed. Amateur and experienced hunters alike will enjoy learning about each animal's origin, range, migration and travel patterns, life span, size and weight, typical habitat, desired foods, why the particular animal is targeted, where it can be hunted, along with hunting tips and why it makes for excellent table fare.

Whether you hunt for food, for pleasure, or for environmental management, know that you are engaging in a normal, natural, and innate human instinct that has been with mankind and our predecessors for hundreds of thousands of years and one that will be with us for many more years to come. Enjoy the hunt, and the tastes and flavors of your successes with a little help from this new book!


James O. Fraioli:
James O. Fraioli is an award-winning cookbook author. He has more than 30 published titles and a James Beard Award to his credit. His celebrated books have been featured on the Food Network multiple times, been selected personally by Ellen DeGeneres as gifts for her television audience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, been showcased in People, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and on Martha Stewart Living Radio, and praised by such esteemed periodicals like Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Previously, James served as a contributing writer and editor for dozens of food and wine magazine publications and has more than 250 feature articles to his credit. He resides in the greater Seattle area.