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Scott Leysath

Valentine’s Day – Dine In, Not Out


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And there’s no waiting, no pressure to vacate the table for the next reservation and we’ll all save some money. Kick back and stay as long as you like. If you plan to impress your special someone with a wild game dish on Valentine’s Day, think about how you can make it pleasing to both […]

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Tales from the Dark Side – How to Cook Lesser Ducks


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Take the often-maligned snow goose, for example. An early season snow goose harvested in Canada is lighter in color and much less, well, gamey than the same birds we shoot in California. It seems that a young bird feeding its way through a barley field up north will taste better than the same goose in […]

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Easy Ways to Make Wild Ducks Taste Better by Scott Leysath


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Put your turkey baster back in the drawer. The drippings that you splooge over the roasting bird will only help to crisp up the skin. Crispy skin is good, but it doesn’t mean squat if the cooked bird is dry. A brine is a mixture of water and salt. You can add other stuff to […]

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A New (and better) Twist on Stuffed Turkey and Duck Breasts


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The next time you set out to stuff a pair of breasts in the traditional manner, try this. Stuff one and don’t stuff the other. Cook them both to the same internal temperature at the breast, ideally around 125 to 130 degrees. Ask a few friends to tell you which breast tastes better. No cheating […]

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