"Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard an inedible bird and my grill is not idle all day."
Game. Big Game. Wild Game. Sounds fun, don't it? Well it's tasty, too. If you are the outdoorsy type, then you already know what game is, so get cooking. But for the rest of you nine to fivers in your cubicles and high rises--read on.
Game refers to any animal that is not farmed and butchered, but is rather hunted and butchered. It is a label that can be quite far reaching. Almost all food in your local meat counter has a wild game alternative. If you go to the local supermarket to buy a turkey dinner, that does not count as game. If you go to your local hunting grounds and shoot a turkey dinner then it counts as game. Game can include everything from squirrels to rabbits, from squab to goose, from venison to buffalo.
You need not be a hunter to enjoy game. You may satisfy your taste for the wild by ordering game animals from numerous mail order and internet sources. They come butchered and iced and ready to cook and eat. But how do you cook something so...so...wild? Relax, we've done the work already. If you can read, then you can cook game. You can read can't you?