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Austria: 2,000 years of Hunting and Cooking

Arrow-straight conifers and little ground cover typify the European forest.
Arrow-straight conifers and little ground cover typify the European forest.

It is not surprising that great game cuisine is a tradition in Austria, as elegant and sophisticated hunting is as old as the country itself. In 1020, the Count of Klettgau shot a hawk on a hillside, and he enjoyed it so much, Continue reading Austria: 2,000 years of Hunting and Cooking

Maori and Minimalism – A Taste of New Zealand

maori-Materman-Brancott-WinesThere really is no other place in the world quite like New Zealand. Slightly larger than the British Isles, it consists of two main islands, and several smaller ones. It has vast tracts of forest, enormous masses of land devoted to farming (not just sheep and kiwis), and one of the largest littorals in the world. Continue reading Maori and Minimalism – A Taste of New Zealand

In Good Taste – The Regions of Italy

huntforeverwingshootingatthereadyHunting is an ancient and noble occupation in Italy. Traditions of hunting in the various Italian regions go back to well before the Roman Empire, to the Etruscans and the Greeks and the tribes who first lived in the country long before the wolves found Romulus and Remus.

Carpaccio painted the hunters shooting birds from the gondolas in Venice in 1495. At a few select old Venice restaurants, for example at Ai Veterani, you can still find the traditional dishes like roast stuffed teal, prepared in the ancient way. Continue reading In Good Taste – The Regions of Italy

The Fine Art of Plating Game

ingoodtastePheasanthuntforever050914Hunters who bring home fresh game want to serve it in style. The old-fashioned slab of meat surrounded by vegtables and potatoes has been replaced by concerted, carefully organized harmonies of color. Continue reading The Fine Art of Plating Game