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Can You Eat Raccoon? Absolutely

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Can You Eat Raccoon? Absolutely

The first time I ate a raccoon was about 11 years ago. Some were raiding the chicken coop where we lived, so my roommate and I were charged with dispatching. We trapped one in a Hav-a-Hart, killed it, and being equal parts curious and broke, we cooked it. We braised the first raccoon with a bunch of...
The Worst Wild Game Cooking Advice

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The Worst Wild Game Cooking Advice

From soaking venison in diet soda to letting birds hang until their heads separate from their bodies, there’s a lot of bad advice floating around when it comes to cooking wild game. Do a quick search for “best way to cook (insert wild game)” and you’re less than five clicks away from instructions to...
How to Make the Best Turkey Brine

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How to Make the Best Turkey Brine

There are as many turkey brine recipes as there are ways to shock gobble a tom. The key to the technique is understanding how a brine works and a few things to avoid. Brining is simply infusing a protein with salt, which seasons the meat internally, helps it to retain moisture, and firms up the...