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How to Serve a Wild Turkey for Thanksgiving

Cooking Techniques

How to Serve a Wild Turkey for Thanksgiving

There is always debate over the best sides for Thanksgiving dinner, but there is no doubt that turkey is the centerpiece of the holiday dinner. If you’re planning on serving a wild bird instead of a butterball this year, there are a few things to consider. Whole Bird versus Breaking it Down Nothing...
Wade Truong Nov 21, 2022
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Do You Need to Bleed Deer?

Butchering & Processing

Do You Need to Bleed Deer?

My first in-person experience with dead deer was when I was a kid and saw a few does hung up on a meat pole with their throats slit. I asked why their throats were cut, and I was told: “to bleed them.” I didn’t start hunting until much later in life, so I just tucked the whole experience away in my...
Wade Truong Nov 14, 2022
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Rockfish Chowder

Recipes

Rockfish Chowder

I’ve been corrected a number of times for using the term “rockfish” to describe striped sea bass. I will also make note that none of these people were from the Chesapeake Bay area. Here, striped sea bass are called rockfish, namely for their tendency to congregate on rocky structures. Regardless of...
Wade Truong Nov 1, 2022
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Bear Fat Cobbler

Recipes

Bear Fat Cobbler

Cobbler was the first thing I ever made using bear fat, and it remains one of my favorites. Bear fat, also known as bear oil or bear grease, is a near-perfect culinary fat. It has a neutral flavor and smell, balanced richness, and the consistency is easy to work with. Using bear fat in any baking...
Wade Truong Oct 12, 2022
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