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WILD FOODS

For most of human history, and before large-scale farming, wild game made up a large portion of the diet or our forebears. Until about roughly 10,000 years ago, domesticated animals did not exist; people had no option but to hunt for wild game to satisfy their protein requirements.

Apparently, there are also health benefits in consuming wild fruits, plants and animals, and a hunting lifestyle is good for your health, since it provides the exercise to improve a myriad of health conditions.

Today, wild naturally sourced products of the land are rising stars in the culinary industry. Wild game is indeed the original fed-of-the-land, free-range, healthy and sustainable meat source. Harvesting meat or plant foods from the wild has an even lower impact than a vegan diet – and especially if the wild meat is sourced locally and if the soybean products come from clear-cuts of virgin forests on other continents.

Eating meat from hunted animals is probably the eco-friendliest and humane way to consume meat, and involves no abattoirs and only minimal stress to the animals. Many (older) game recipes suggest that steaks, casseroles and pies, or burgers and sausages are the best ways to serve wild meats. Forget that, and rather discover the whole new universe of the wild foods cuisine – come back to this page often to explore!

Hunters And Their Wild Harvest

Hunters And Their Wild Harvest


For most of human history, and before large-scale farming, wild game made up a large portion of mankind’s diet. Until about 10,000 years ago, domesticated animals did not exist and, throughout the preceding millennia, our ancestors had but one option to obtain essential proteins: They had to hunt wild animals. Meat from wild game provided the proteins that made us human.READ MORE

A Duck Hunter’s Thoughts on Preparing the Bounty

A Duck Hunter’s Thoughts on Preparing the Bounty


Editor’s Note: Wade Truong is a self-taught chef from Virginia, avid fisherman and late onset hunter; his partner Rachel Owen, author of this article, considers herself a Virginia native and says that she didn’t grow up outdoors, the outdoors grew on her.READ MORE

Wild Harvest Initiative


For many of us in modern society, access to grocery stores and restaurants has weakened our ancient connections to nature and the origins of our food. READ MORE