February 14 to 16
I will be taking a break from ducks to talk about upland game birds at Pheasant Fest, the annual convention of Pheasants and Quail Forever. I will be talking about how to get the most our of your upland game birds (and any other wild game or fish, for that matter…), I’ll be doing a primer on making sausage and curing meats, as well as a seminar on pairing beer and wine with wild game. The exact seminar schedule will be posted here in a few days, but you can buy tickets for the event here.
Duck, Duck, Goose book signing and seminar on waterfowl cooking
I will be speaking at the Sacramento Public Library about how to cook ducks and geese both store-bought and wild. This will be a seminar with lots of Q&A — basically I hope it to be everything you ever wanted to know about cooking ducks and geese but were afraid to ask. Exact details TBD, but save the date!
Bodega Bay, CA
Excellent tides on a weekend?! Yes, please. I will be taking advantage of this by leading a class on how to catch Northern California’s largest clams: Horsenecks and Washington clams; the tides won’t be good enough for geoducks, though. The tide is early, so we will be in Bodega Bay and head out onto the salt flat.
Cost: $50 and includes brunch (I’m cooking), and a copy of either Duck, Duck, Goose: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Waterfowl, Both Farmed and Wild or my first book, Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast.