The Scavenger's Guide: A Year In the American Wild in Search of One Epic Feast [NOOK Book]

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A rollicking tale of the American wild and its spoils, The Scavenger’s Guide is at once an adventure in hunting and gathering and a visceral experience of the distance between ourselves and the food we love. After stumbling upon Auguste Escoffier’s 1903 culinary milestone Le Guide Culinaire, outdoorsman, avid hunter, and nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on an unusual quest: to procure all necessary ingredients for a forty-five-course meal, ...
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The Scavenger's Guide: A Year In the American Wild in Search of One Epic Feast

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Overview

A rollicking tale of the American wild and its spoils, The Scavenger’s Guide is at once an adventure in hunting and gathering and a visceral experience of the distance between ourselves and the food we love. After stumbling upon Auguste Escoffier’s 1903 culinary milestone Le Guide Culinaire, outdoorsman, avid hunter, and nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on an unusual quest: to procure all necessary ingredients for a forty-five-course meal, born entirely of Escoffier’s esoteric wild game recipes.

For one year, Rinella traverses the country assembling his feast—fishing for stingrays in Florida, flying cross-country to Michigan to obtain a fifteen-pound snapping turtle, and hunting mountain goats in Alaska. While in pursuit of his ingredients, Rinella encounters colorful characters, introduces his vegetarian girlfriend to the lifestyle and dishes of a huntsman, and comes to terms with the loss of his lifelong (if not culinary) mentor, his father. The Scavenger’s Guide is a delicious, absorbing account of one man’s relationship with his family, friends, food, and, of course, the natural world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781941757000
  • Publisher: TAG : Content
  • Publication date: 3/12/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 186,087
  • File size: 545 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2006

    This book is incredible!

    I've never read anything like this. This author is an expert on Auguste Escoffier, the outdoors, high cuisine, the natural world, hunting, animals, and many other things. He's even in love with a vegetarian! I laughed out loud. I couldn't put it down. This boook would appeal to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2006

    A Dream Come True

    This is the book I've been waiting for all my life, a book that teaches me something about the outdoors, about cooking, about history, while making me feel as though I'm just reading for pleasure. I wouldn't normally read a book like this, but a friend of mine gave it to me and insisted, so I picked it up and couldn't put it down. The author describes his quest to recreate an old French cookbook. He writes about his friends, all interesting and funny characters, and about the people he meets along the way, mostly outrageous eccentrics. There is also a love story nestled into the beautiful, accessible prose. I loved, loved, loved this book, and I wish I could buy it for the whole world. READ THIS!

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