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Wild Game: Love It or Hate It?

I enjoyed every bite of the 2010 Chefs' Holidays cooperative dinner, which featured five courses from talented California chefs. But I might have been most pumped about trying Matt Bolton's venison chop. I'm definitely an adventurous eater. Living in the city, however, I don't have wild game too often. Hence, anytime I spot elk, boar, venison, or even alligator on a menu, I spring for it. Still, less-than-daring diners might be turned off by the thought of eating game or wild meat. How do you feel about it?

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courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
LOVE IT! I frequently cook with rabbit and bison, and I love most of the things mentioned here: venison, alligator, game birds, moose, etc.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
love wild game, its how meat should really taste.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Eat it every single day and love every single minutes! My favorites are ELK & OSTRICH!!
danaruth danaruth 7 years
I like venison, rabbit, and all game birds. I'd try bison, ostrich and boar, but I'll keep clear of the reptiles. That just seems yucky.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
I think we should get at least one point for voting in a poll!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I like it. My brother-in-law hunts and we get venison from him. Venison steaks are pretty decent and you can use ground venison like you would use hamburger. We also like to eat fresh-caugh panfish from the lake, but we only eat it in the summer and even then, only occasionally so we don't get too many toxins. I'm also a big fan of wild turkey and duck, but I'm not crazy about rabbit.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Ostrich is great! We've also tried kangaroo, it's delicious too. I'm not too keen on trying alligator though - not my speed.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
YES! Come from a family of hunters. So much better than supermarket meats. Excuse me, I'm drooling right now.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
:feedme: Venison, buffalo and ostrich=YUM!
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 7 years
I just made a bison meatloaf over the weekend, which was delicious - so I say, bring it on!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Miss it (since I'm now a vegetarian). That picture is making me hungry.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Love it. Bison, elk, rattlesnake, ostrich all yummy. With the exception of insects and as long as it doesn't look like the original animal, I will try it! Except for rabbit. (my European family served us rabbit once, which we didn't know, and the terrible part was we were petting it just the week before. turned my sister vegetarian. i stopped eating meat for several weeks after that too) My brother lives to hunt, so when he comes by for a visit he brings the family some of the wild fowl he's gotten. Pheasant is pretty good.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i dont like the gamey taste it has
weffie weffie 7 years
I can't even stomach beef, no way is Bambi getting anywhere near my plate (unless it's to share my salad with me lol).
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I'm not really turned off by the idea of game, I just don't like the taste of venison or other similar meats. Alligator is not bad, though.
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