Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species

Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species

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by Jackson Landers
     
 

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North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals, pushing native breeds to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: eat them! Combining thrilling hunting adventures, a keen culinary imagination, and a passionate defense of the natural environment, Eating Aliens chronicles Landers’ quest to hunt

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North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals, pushing native breeds to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: eat them! Combining thrilling hunting adventures, a keen culinary imagination, and a passionate defense of the natural environment, Eating Aliens chronicles Landers’ quest to hunt 12 invasive animal species and turn them into delicious meals. Get ready to dig into tacos filled with tasty black spiny-tailed iguana! 

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Miya's Sushi Chef Bun Lai
Part travelog, part conservation treatise, this is a terrific read and an effective call to arms.

Library Journal
From Asian carp in the Midwest to green iguanas in the Florida Keys to nutria in Louisiana, invasive species cause very real, possibly irreversible damage to their environments every day. Scientists and government agencies have been at a loss for how to stop them, but Landers (The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food) has a plan: create a demand for them as food, then eat them until they're under control. It's not such a crazy idea; as he points out, humans have hunted plenty of species into extinction (the passenger pigeon, for example). Moreover, many of the invaders are delicious. Lionfish taste like Chilean sea bass and the feral hogs tearing up great swathes of the South are nothing less than free-range pork. The book chronicles the 16 months Landers spent traveling around the United States hunting and eating invasive species, often in the company of colorful characters. VERDICT Part travelog, part conservation treatise, this is a terrific read and an effective call to arms. Readers may or may not come away wanting to hunt, but they'll almost certainly be curious to try some of the fare described within.—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120270
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Sarah Swenty
EatingAliensshows howeatingour way out of the invasive species issue can be a delicious challenge well worth the undertaking.

Miya's Sushi Chef Bun Lai
Let Jackson Landers teach you how to eat in a fun, exotic, delicious and nutritious way that can also help restore the environment!

Joe Roman
Along with overhunting and habitat destruction, introduced species are one of the mindless horsemen of the environmental apocalypse. Landers uses the tools of the hunter to battle the scourge of invaders—from giant Canada geese to swamp rats, or nutria—across the country.

chef and author of Preserving Wild Foods Matthew Weingarten
Grab your shotgun and your frying pan, and letEatingAliensbe your guide to becoming the ultimate invasivore!

Meet the Author

Jackson Landers is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. He teaches hunting workshops across the United States, has been featured in the Huffington Post and the New York Times, and is the subject of a documentary entitled Close to the Bone. He lives in Virginia.

Hank Shaw is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook.

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