To pluck or skin? It’s a question all bird hunters face. Most of a bird’s distinctive flavor is in its skin and fat, but plucking can be tricky. Here’s how to go about it.
Pan roasted partridges cooked simply and served with a my all-time favorite winter salad: radicchio, Belgian endive and bitter greens like dandelions. This is a bright, happy dinner to make on a cold winter night.
Roast woodcock with a sweet-tart sauce of Michigan apples and Michigan-made vinegar, served on toast. It’s pure Michigan, and I wish I could get back there to hunt timberdoodles again soon…
Hanging upland game birds is a lot like dry-aging beef: It concentrates and refines flavors, tenderizes meat and generally transforms a pheasant from a rather boring chicken into a bird fit for a king. Here’s how to do it safely.
I can see light at the end of the tunnel. My book tour is nearly over, and I’m feeling good about the last week of events. So I was in a fine state of mind for a woodcock hunt in Michigan last week.