Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780679645283
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Number of pages: 256
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB “Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.”—The New York Times Book Review Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. Praise for Meat Eater “Full of empathy and intelligence . . . In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing.”—The Wall Street Journal “Steven Rinella is one of the best nature writers of the last decade. . . . This book was a page-turner.”—Tim Ferris “Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed.”—The Boston Globe “A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from.”—Anthony Bourdain


Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780385529822
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 244
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB The host of the Sportsman Channel's "MeatEater" presents facts about the natural world and history of hunting while also tracing his evolution as a sportsman, exploring such topics as Manifest Destiny, the ethics of killing, and humanity's responsibilitytoward prey.


Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780385529815
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 244
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Doubleday

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB The host of the Sportsman Channel's "MeatEater" presents facts about the natural world and history of hunting while also tracing his evolution as a sportsman, exploring such topics as Manifest Destiny, the ethics of killing, and humanity's responsibilitytoward prey.


The Complete Guide to Hunting Butchering and Cooking Wild Game

Filename: the-complete-guide-to-hunting-butchering-and-cooking-wild-game.pdf
ISBN: 9780812994070
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Number of pages: 416
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online The Complete Guide to Hunting Butchering and Cooking Wild Game in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 full-color photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well. This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting • how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using • how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness • basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags • a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species • how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts • instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site • how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks • cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game


American Buffalo

Filename: american-buffalo.pdf
ISBN: 9780385521697
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 289
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Download and read online American Buffalo in PDF and EPUB American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella's hunt for this animal in the Alaskan wilderness. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo's past, present, and future.


The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine

Filename: the-scavenger-s-guide-to-haute-cuisine.pdf
ISBN: 1401360173
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Number of pages: 336
Author: Steve Rinella
Publisher: Miramax Books

Download and read online The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine in PDF and EPUB A hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and travelogue, and a love song to hunting and fishing and the American wild, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is about one man's quest to live off the land and recreate the recipes from Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, the 1903 magnum opus. Nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on a yearlong journey across America, trying to locate the bizarre, often esoteric ingredient of Le Guide Culinaire. His adventures take him fishing for stingrays on a Florida beach; skinning eels with an upstate New Yorker who keeps an emu as company; and hunting mountain goats on the snow-covered cliffs of Alaska's Chugach Range. Praised by reviewers for its lyrical prose and humor, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is a narrative that opens up a deeper understanding of the things we eat and our place in the natural world.


A Hunter s Heart

Filename: a-hunter-s-heart.pdf
ISBN: 0805055304
Release Date: 1997-09-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: David Petersen
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online A Hunter s Heart in PDF and EPUB An anthology of essays exploring the pleasures of being in the wilderness and the emotional implications of taking the life of another creature features the writings of Jimmy Carter, Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthessen, and others


Whitetail Nation

Filename: whitetail-nation.pdf
ISBN: 9780547504452
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Pete Bodo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Whitetail Nation in PDF and EPUB Every autumn, millions of men and women across the country don their camo, stock up on doe urine, and undertake a quintessential American tradition – deer hunting. The pinnacle of a hunter’s quest is killing a buck with antlers that "score" highly enough to qualify in the Boone and Crockett record book. But in all his seasons on the trail, Pete Bodo, an avid outdoorsman and student of the hunt, had never reached that milestone. Sadly, he had to admit it -- he was a nimrod. Whitetail Nation is the uproarious story of the season Pete Bodo set out to kill the big buck. From the rolling hills of upstate New York to the vast and unforgiving land of the Big Sky to the Texas ranches that feature high fences, deer feeders, and money-back guarantees, Bodo traverses deep into the heart of a lively, growing subculture that draws powerfully on durable American values– the love of the frontier, the importance of self reliance, the camaraderie of men in adventure, the quest for sustained youth, and yes, the capitalist’s right to amass every high tech hunting gadget this industry’s exploding commerce has to offer. Gradually, Bodo closes in on his target – that elusive monster buck -- and with each day spent perched in a deer stand or crawling stealthily in high grass (praying the rattlesnakes are gone) or shivering through the night in a drafty cabin (flannel, polar fleece and whiskey bedamned), readers are treated with a hilarious and unforgettable tour through a landscape that ranges from the exalted to the absurd. Along the way Bodo deftly captures the spirit and passion of this rich American pursuit, tracing its history back to the days of Lewis and Clark and examining that age old question – "why do men hunt?"


Girl Hunter

Filename: girl-hunter.pdf
ISBN: 9780738215396
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Georgia Pellegrini
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Download and read online Girl Hunter in PDF and EPUB What happens when a classically-trained New York chef and fearless omnivore heads out of the city and into the wild to track down the ingredients for her meals? After abandoning Wall Street to embrace her lifelong love of cooking, Georgia Pellegrini comes face to face with her first kill. From honoring that first turkey to realizing that the only way we truly know where our meat comes from is if we hunt it ourselves, Pellegrini embarks on a wild ride into the real world of local, organic, and sustainable food. Teaming up with veteran hunters, she trav­els over field and stream in search of the main course—from quail to venison and wild boar, from elk to javelina and squirrel. Pellegrini’s road trip careens from the back of an ATV chasing wild hogs along the banks of the Mississippi to a dove hunt with beer and barbeque, to the birthplace of the Delta Blues. Along the way, she meets an array of unexpected characters—from the Commish, a venerated lifelong hunter, to the lawyer-by day, duck-hunting-Bayou-philosopher at dawn—who offer surprising lessons about food and life. Pellegrini also discovers the dangerous underbelly of hunting when an outing turns illegal—and dangerous. More than a food-laden hunting narrative, Girl Hunteralso teaches you how to be a self-sufficient eater. Each chapter offers recipes for finger-licking dishes like: wild turkey and oyster stew stuffed quail pheasant tagine venison sausage fundamental stocks, brines, sauces, and rubs suggestions for interchanging proteins within each recipe Each dish, like each story, is an adventure from begin­ning to end. An inspiring, illuminating, and often funny jour­ney into unexplored territories of haute cuisine, Girl Hunter captures the joy of rolling up your sleeves and getting to the heart of where the food you eat comes from.


Call of the Mild

Filename: call-of-the-mild.pdf
ISBN: 9781455510641
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 336
Author: Lily Raff McCaulou
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Download and read online Call of the Mild in PDF and EPUB When Lily Raff McCaulou traded in an indie film production career in New York for a reporting job in central Oregon, she never imagined that she'd find herself picking up a gun and learning to hunt. She'd been raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist and an animal lover, and though a meat-eater, she'd always abided by the principle that harming animals is wrong. But Raff McCaulou's perspective shifted when she began spending weekends fly-fishing and weekdays interviewing hunters for her articles, realizing that many of them were more thoughtful about animals and the environment than she was. So she embarked upon the project of learning to hunt from square one. From attending a Hunter Safety course designed for children to field dressing an elk and serving it for dinner, she explores the sport of hunting and all it entails, and tackles the big questions surrounding one of the most misunderstood American practices and pastimes. Not just a personal memoir, this book also explores the role of the hunter in the twenty-first century, the tension (at times artificial) between hunters and environmentalists, and new models of sustainable and ethical food procurement.


A Thousand Deer

Filename: a-thousand-deer.pdf
ISBN: 9780292743601
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Number of pages: 198
Author: Rick Bass
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online A Thousand Deer in PDF and EPUB In November, countless families across Texas head out for the annual deer hunt, a ritual that spans generations, ethnicities, socioeconomics, and gender as perhaps no other cultural experience in the state. Rick Bass's family has returned to the same hardscrabble piece of land in the Hill Country—"the Deer Pasture"—for more than seventy-five years. In A Thousand Deer, Bass walks the Deer Pasture again in memory and stories, tallying up what hunting there has taught him about our need for wildness and wilderness, about cycles in nature and in the life of a family, and particularly about how important it is for children to live in the natural world. The arc of A Thousand Deer spans from Bass's boyhood in the suburbs of Houston, where he searched for anything rank or fecund in the little oxbow swamps and pockets of woods along Buffalo Bayou, to his commitment to providing his children in Montana the same opportunity—a life afield—that his parents gave him in Texas. Inevitably this brings him back to the Deer Pasture and the passing of seasons and generations he has experienced there. Bass lyrically describes his own passage from young manhood, when the urge to hunt was something primal, to mature adulthood and the waning of the urge to take an animal, his commitment to the hunt evolving into a commitment to family and to the last wild places.


Coyote America

Filename: coyote-america.pdf
ISBN: 9780465098538
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Number of pages: 288
Author: Dan Flores
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Coyote America in PDF and EPUB With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends donÕt come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as AmericansÑespecially white AmericansÑbegan ranching and herding in the West, they began working to destroy the coyote. Despite campaigns of annihilation employing poisons, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didnÕt just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New YorkÕs Central Park. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won hands-down. Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the ÒwolfÓ in our backyards, as well as its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism. An illuminating biography of this extraordinary animal, Coyote America isnÕt just the story of an animalÕs survivalÑit is one of the great epics of our time.


The Mindful Carnivore A Vegetarian s Hunt for Sustenance

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ISBN: 9781681770314
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Number of pages: 352
Author: Tovar Cerulli
Publisher: Pegasus Books

Download and read online The Mindful Carnivore A Vegetarian s Hunt for Sustenance in PDF and EPUB A vegan-turned-hunter reignites the connection between humans and our food sources and continues the dialog begun by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver. While still in high school, Tovar Cerulli experimented with vegetarianism and by the age of twenty, he was a vegan. Ten years later, in the face of declining health, he would find himself picking up a rifle and heading into the woods. Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians. In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death? Drawing on personal anecdotes, philosophy, history and religion, Cerulli shows how America’s overly sanitized habits of consumption and disconnection with our food have resulted in so many of the health and environmental crises we now face.


Pan

Filename: pan.pdf
ISBN: 9781776597918
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Number of pages: 191
Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: The Floating Press

Download and read online Pan in PDF and EPUB In this dreamlike parable from Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, a disenchanted military man and the daughter of a small-town merchant cross paths one day and instantly fall prey to a heated mutual attraction. But can the passionate romance survive their drastically different backgrounds and beliefs?


American Serengeti

Filename: american-serengeti.pdf
ISBN: 0700622276
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Number of pages: 172
Author: Dan Flores
Publisher:

Download and read online American Serengeti in PDF and EPUB The story of what happened to six major species of the Great Plains pronhorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the prospects for recovering North America's "Serengeti" in our time by re-creating a great Plains wilderness on a Yellowstone-sized scale. The book is thus the story of plains slaughterhouse history in the 19th century and large-scale conservation hopes for the 21st."