Duck rillette. If you know what this is, you definitely know your food. If you don’t, think of it as a fancy way to say “potted meat.” See the difference? I’d eat “rillette.” Potted meat evokes images of SPAM and other industrial horrors. A rillette is basically a preserved, fatty meat product pulverized enough to be
I learned French cuisine early on in my cooking career, so there are more than 60 French recipes for fish, seafood, wild game, edible wild plants and mushrooms here on Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.
French recipes find their way into the cuisines of many other nations, largely because for a long time, French cuisine was considered the greatest in the world.
A great many of the techniques in classic French cooking are still used today, often reimagined for modern times, but using the same bedrock skills, like making a consommé, or rillettes, or a terrine.
Fish, game and edible wild plants and mushrooms are featured in a lot of French recipes -- which is why you'll find more than 60 recipes here.
There's everything from 40 clove garlic pheasant, to a basic rillettes recipe, to classics like coq au vin made with grouse or pheasant, to duck a l'orange and a sexy chanterelle soup.
Eating the Mystical Snipe
I went on my first-ever snipe hunt recently, and as soon as I had four of the little marsh birds in hand I began plotting an appropriately glorious way of cooking what has been something of a questing beast for me. I devised what I thought would be such a plan, and Holly and I
Classic Civet of Hare
This post could be subtitled, “Why the French aren’t all bad.” But then I could also fall back on the fact that this recipe is equally well-known in Britain, where it is known as Jugged Hare. Civet de Lievre sounds so much better, though… Pause for a moment and think about this recipe. Jugged hare,
Salmis of Wild Duck
Salmis (Sal-me) is one of those classic French preparations I love to make whenever the weather turns cool. We’ve actually had cold weather here in Sacramento — the mercury dipped to 42 degrees this morning. That’s cold for here at this time of year. As we are on our “empty the freezer” binge, I thought