The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine - Steven Rinella

The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine

By Steven Rinella

  • Release Date: 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Methods
Score: 5
5
From 11 Ratings

Description

When outdoorsman, avid hunter, and nature writer Steven Rinella stumbles upon Auguste Escoffier’s 1903 milestone Le Guide Culinaire, he’s inspired to assemble an unusual feast: a forty-five-course meal born entirely of Escoffier’s esoteric wild game recipes. Over the course of one unforgettable year, he steadily procures his ingredients—fishing for stingrays in Florida, hunting mountain goats in Alaska, flying to Michigan to obtain a fifteen-pound snapping turtle—and encountering one colorful character after another. And as he introduces his vegetarian girlfriend to a huntsman’s lifestyle, Rinella must also come to terms with the loss of his lifelong mentor—his father. An absorbing account of one man’s relationship with family, friends, food, and the natural world, The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine is a rollicking tale of the American wild and its spoils.
 
Praise for The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine
 
“If Jack Kerouac had hung out with Julia Child instead of Neal Cassady, this book might have been written fifty years ago. . . . Steven Rinella brings bohemian flair and flashes of poetic sensibility to his picaresque tale of a man, a cookbook, and the culinary open road.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“If you rue the ‘depersonalization of food production,’ or you’re tired of chemical ingredients, [Rinella] will make you howl.”Los Angeles Times
 
“A walk on the wild side of hunting and gathering, sure to repel a few professional food sissies but attract many more with its sheer in-your-face energy and fine storytelling.”—Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall
 
“[A] warped, wonderful memoir of cooking and eating . . . [Rinella] recounts these madcap wilderness adventures with delicious verve and charm.”Men’s Journal

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Must read for a hunter or Angler

    5
    By tommyarnott
    Great book! If you enjoy hunting, fishing or just eating meat you'll enjoy this book. Steven Rinella is a fantastic outdoor writer and I recommend all his books to my hunting buddies.