Wild Meat

Partridge with Pancetta Recipe

Marinated in orange brandy sauce
Dec 14, 2011 6:01 pm

Maybe it was the Montana air, or the fact that I had walked for so many hours and so many miles to earn it, but sitting down to eat this was a revelation. The sweetness and the saltiness and the dripping fat and the most tender breast meat I had ever sunk my teeth into, all made the perfect combination.

Chicago's Most Ethical Butcher Shop

Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder talks meat
Jul 19, 2011 12:21 pm
Rob and Allie Levitt of Butcher & Larder in Chicago

In 2010, fans of Rob and Allie Levitt’s cooking were heartbroken when the married couple mysteriously up and left the Chicago restaurant they opened together, Mado. However, excitement began brewing in November as sustainable meat and charcuterie enthusiasts began passing rumors of the couple’s new venture.

Dijon Mustard & White Wine Braised Rabbit

A recipe worthy of a fatal attraction
Jul 12, 2011 12:31 pm
Braised rabbit with buttered noodles
photo: dainee on Flickr

Rabbit can be decadent and delicious, especially when it is braised in Dijon mustard and white wine. On top of all of that, this recipe calls for bacon, making it even more delectable. 

If you just can't swallow the thought of eating a rabbit, subsitute chicken instead.

How to Grill a Buffalo Steak

Buffalo: The other red meat
Jul 6, 2011 11:16 am
Photo: Jill O'Brien & Bonny Fleming

Buffalo is a great alternative to beef for people who want beefy taste without all the fat. Buffalo also has a sweeter flavor than beef, adding a little complexity to that burger or steak. The biggest problem that people tend to have with buffalo is that they cook it like beef, which cooks for longer due to the thicker intra-muscular fat on cows. Buffalo needs less time and...

Meet China's Muslim Lamb Chop

Lamb breast offers a surprise on a trip to Queens
Jun 22, 2011 3:16 pm
Photo: roboppy

Not too long ago in Morocco, I had the extreme displeasure of devouring a sheep’s rich, flan-like breast. It’s a memory seared into my synapses like grill marks on a burger. So imagine my fear when my friends suggested we travel to Flushing, Queens (home to New York City’s...

Weird or Good? Eating Ostrich

This meat’s taking its head out of the sand
May 25, 2011 4:09 pm
Photo: timparkinson on Flickr

It sounds like the perfect food: Low in fat and cholesterol, high in protein, iron, and calcium, and tastes very similar to beef. But you still have to get past one tiny obstacle: It came from an oversized bird. You know, the one that gave us the feather duster.

Amazingly enough, ostrich is 90% lower in fat than beef and even has fewer calories than turkey...

Gross Things To Eat: Sheep Mammaries

Taking a truly strange culinary detour in Morocco
May 13, 2011 1:30 pm
sheep mammaries photo
Photo: Jenene Chesbrough

I’m no stranger to shoving breasts in my mouth. Mainly, they’ve hailed from chickens, whose plump flesh is batter-dipped and fried till crisp. But decades of devouring crunchy cluckers barely prepared me for northern Africa’s favorite breast meat.

A few years ago, I vacationed in Morocco. The trip was my fiancée’s fancy, but her vegetarianism made her a...

Hunting the Groundhog

It's Man v Beast in a battle over tender greens
Apr 21, 2011 10:15 am
Illustration: Drew Lerman

Each week I’d arrive at the family farm in Pennsylvania to find less and less lettuce. It was as if the greens were growing backwards. One week they were there, the next week, they were not. When the beet tops and cauliflower disappeared I realized that in order to eat any salad this summer, I’d need a rifle.

I am not the vengeful type. I let...


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