Texas Spicy Wild Boar Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Heath Wood When I think of the state of Texas, two things come to my mind. One is the incredible hunting that the Lone Star State has to offer, particularly the wild hog hunting. Texas has a population of hogs in 99% of the 254 counties in the state, with an estimated total of 1.5 million,…

Venison Bolognese with Tagliatelle

This is one of three recipes featured from Canadian wild game chef Michael Hunter’s upcoming The Hunter Chef Cookbook. You can pre-order your copy here, and check out his recipes for Roast Duck and Vension and Wild Boar Ribs. Bolognese is a classic Italian meat ragù traditionally served with tagliatelle, a broad flat egg noodle. This is a hearty family…

Roast Duck with Maple Baked Beans and Grits

This is one of three recipes featured from Canadian wild game chef Michael Hunter’s upcoming The Hunter Chef Cookbook. You can pre-order your copy here, and check out his recipes for Venison Bolognese and Vension and Wild Boar Ribs. This dish was inspired by a friend’s dad at duck camp one fall. We came back to camp after a successful…

Venison and Wild Boar Barbecued Ribs

When I helped cook for a charity event for Catch-A-Dream Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Mississippi, I was paired up with a bunch of barbecue chefs from Nashville, Tennessee. It was from them I learned how to dry-smoke ribs. Once you truly nail a dry rub and master smoking ribs, I doubt you will ever go…