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Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie is an Atlanta-based chef, author, restauranteur, and culinary contributor for MeatEater. He is the owner of the Red Beard Restaurant group and the founder of Defend Southern Food Foundation, an organization committed to helping alleviate hunger inside Atlanta communities. Kevin is a seven-time James Beard Awards finalist as well as a two-time finalist and “fan favorite” on Bravo’s hit TV show “Top Chef.” He’s a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman who seeks to inspire people to redefine their relationship with food by committing to more thoughtful and sustainable practices.

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Pheasant Pot Pie

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Pheasant Pot Pie

A really great pot pie is all about creating a luscious filling baked between two sturdy but flavorful crusts. This recipe goes great lengths to make the sauce as luxurious as possible while ensuring the meat inside is not overcooked. The real secret to a great pot pie is baking the bottom crust...
Understanding Domestic and Heritage Turkey Breeds

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Understanding Domestic and Heritage Turkey Breeds

Turkeys are just about the most American of all poultry. They originated here and are celebrated by cultures ancient and modern. However, what was once a prized animal brimming with intelligence and flavor has now largely become a mere shadow of its original self. Thankfully, you have another choice...
Quail Fricassee

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Quail Fricassee

In Episode 3 of Sourced, Danielle Prewett, Durrell Smith, and I hunt quail in my home state of Georgia. This recipe is a spin on a classic Southern dish that's often be made with rabbit or chicken. The key to its success is allowing the butter in the pan to brown lightly before adding the meat. You...
Smoked Doves with Maple Glaze

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Smoked Doves with Maple Glaze

Dove hunting is as much about getting together with your friends to celebrate the beginning of hunting season as it is anything else. Almost every hunter I know only keeps the boneless skinless breasts of the doves, but I’m convinced that’s because they don’t realize just how easy it is to pluck a...
Mountain Goat Torta

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Mountain Goat Torta

This recipe is from the first installment of MeatEater Cooks—our new culinary series on YouTube. You can watch me and Steve tour his garden, discuss high-elevation goat hunts, and create this sandwich in in the first episode. Milanese is a type of thin meat cutlet that's been breaded and fried, and...
Classic Blueberry Muffins

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Classic Blueberry Muffins

Every summer, droves of travelers descend upon Maine in search of a taste of its official state fruit, the wild blueberry. Cultivated blueberries of all varieties are native to North America and, depending on what part of the country you come from, may take the form of either “low-bush” or “high...
Vietnamese-Style “Clay Pot” Fish

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Vietnamese-Style “Clay Pot” Fish

This recipe comes from the third episode of Das Boat Season 3. Watch the series here. Clay pot fish, or "ca kho to," is a staple in the homes and kitchens of Vietnam where the dish originates. Traditionally, the dish is made with the rather plentiful and inexpensive snakehead fish. Oftentimes...
Granny Gillespie’s Peach Cobbler

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Granny Gillespie’s Peach Cobbler

When I was a kid growing up in Georgia, summertime meant endless adventures with my cousins at the beach, shelling peas and shucking corn on the porch, and hopefully at least one big bowl of my Granny’s famous peach cobbler. We were very fortunate to live only a half-mile or so from one of the...
Guava-Glazed Venison Heart Skewers

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Guava-Glazed Venison Heart Skewers

I had the opportunity to hunt axis deer on Molokai, Hawaii, this summer with Danielle Prewett, Ben O’Brien, and the folks from Camp Chef. In addition to being overrun with deer, this beautiful island provides an abundance of wild food. Almost everywhere we went, we found guava hanging from the trees...