Book Review of
- wild turkey and oyster stew
- stuffed quail
- pheasant tagine
- venison sausage
- fundamental stocks, brines, sauces, and rubs
- suggestions for interchanging proteins within each recipe
I really enjoyed the book Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini. My dad hunted when I was a kid. Many of our friends hunted and still do. My husband and all three of my kids hunt.
Hunting is not new to me, and I am so glad that this book is helping to change the stereotype that hunting often has.
This book is not a how to hunt book though. Girl Hunter is more than just stories about hunting. It instead helps you realize the connection that hunting and preparing food has with everyday life.
I really enjoyed the way the author was not afraid of the whole process of hunting. She really connected to the food and the whole process. She not only hunted it, she did the whole process of taking it from the woods to the table. And she shares a few recipes along the way.
I do wish that this book would have emphasized more the fact that many people need to hunt. There are people who hunt simply to put food on the table and to help feed their family. It is not a sport to people that hunt because they have to. This was covered some in the book, but I think it could have been dealt with a little deeper.
Not everyone hunts like this author hunts, but overall I loved the book. And if you enjoy hunting, grew up with hunters, or have always wanted to hunt, this is a book you will probably enjoy.