Helping hunters, anglers and foragers make great meals since 2007.

Hank Shaw – Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook

The Latest Posts

Sauerkraut Casserole

An easy-to-make casserole or hotdish, sauerkraut casserole is basically German lasagna: Sauerkraut, venison or beef, noodles and cheese. What’s not to love?

Mushroom Tortellini

When life gives you mushrooms, make tortellini out of them. I love these little packets of love, and making them with wild mushrooms is especially lovely.

Yellow Pea Soup

Artsoppa, Swedish pea soup, is the most famous yellow pea soup recipe, although variations exist all over Scandinavia. This is a hearty winter meal.


Venison 101: How to Cook Venison

A comprehensive look at how to cook venison that covers all types of venison and all cuts. Here’s a basic breakdown on what to do with your deer meat.

How to Cook Duck Breasts

This is a fundamental skill everyone who cooks duck or goose should know, especially if you are a hunter. Cooking a duck breast is like cooking a steak. A steak wearing a hat made of bacon!

Making Stew with What You Have

In these crazy days. it’s important to know how to make a great meal with whatever you have in your house right now. Here’s how to make a great stew.

Pickled Pike

If you’re not from the Northwoods, you may have never heard of pickled pike. Well, this is to the boreal forest what ceviche is to the tropics: A great way to snack on fish with saltines…


Hank Shaw on a fishing dock.

Hi, I’m Hank Shaw

I’m a James Beard Award-winning author and chef. I started this site back in 2007 to help you get the most out of all things wild: fish, game, edible wild plants and mushrooms. I also write cookbooks, have a website dedicated to the intersection of food and nature, and do a podcast, too. If it’s wild, you’ll find it here. Hope you enjoy the site!

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Duck and Goose Recipes

Learn to eat everything but the quack, for all forms of waterfowl

British Game Pie

How to make hand-raised pies with game. This one is a huntsman’s pie, an English classic hand pie made with a hot water crust.

Seared Canada Goose Breast

This is the best Canada goose breast recipe if you want to eat it like a steak or a London broil. Reverse seared goose breast sliced thin and served simply.

Duck Terrine

Making a duck terrine is not as hard as you might think, although you do need some equipment. Why bother…

Shop My Cookbooks

Everything you need to know to get more out of the fish and game you worked so hard to bring home.

Mushroom Recipes

Mushrooms are endlessly fascinating in the kitchen, whether they are wild or cultivated. Springtime is when the first edible mushrooms start showing, and morels are the star of the show. Here are some fun and tasty mushroom recipes for your harvest.

Huitlacoche Quesadilla

A recipe for huitlacoche quesadillas. Huitlacoche, “corn smut,” is a mushroom that grows on corn, and is amazing cooked with chile and onion on a tortilla.

chanterelle sauce

A recipe for a summery chanterelle sauce that works well with fish, poultry, pasta or bread. Chanterelles, cream, corn and roasted garlic.

Mushroom Fried Rice

A simple, quick and easy recipe for mushroom fried rice. This recipe works with any fresh mushroom, from buttons to morels, and whatever vegetable is in season when you make it.

Mushroom Tart

A mushroom tart recipe with an eggy, cheesy filling and a crispy pie dough crust. You can use any sort of mushrooms, and either a pie or tart pan.



Sweet Things

A selection of recipes for snacks and desserts featuring wild edible plants. You’ll find baked goods, ice creams, cookies and cakes, all using wild nuts and berries.

Cucumber Agua Fresca

How to make a cucumber agua fresca with lime and a touch of salt. This is a great hot-weather drink that also uses up cucumbers if you have too many.

Olive Oil Rosemary Cake

A recipe for an olive oil rosemary cake with pine nuts. This is an Italian cake that isn’t too sweet, and is great with preserved fruit and a little liqueur.

Pine Nut Cookies

How to make pine nut cookies, pignoli, with American pine nuts — although any kind of pine nut works. These cookies have a touch of rosemary in them and are not too sweet.