So You Want to Cook Some Game?
by John Ash with Sid Goldstein
American Game Cooking: A Contemporary Guide to Preparing Farm-Raised Game Birds and Meats
Addison Wesley, 304 pp., $22.50
This popular California chef explains cooking techniques and provides contemporary recipes for farmed game, many provided by chefs. Includes useful wine-pairing information.
by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker, Scribner, 1,136 pp., $35
The New Joy of Cooking
The section on game contains introductory information about basic preparation, as well as a solid selection of recipes. Mike Hughes of Broken Arrow Ranch served as consultant.
by Judith and Richard Morehead
The New Texas Wild Game Cookbook
Eakin Press, 104 pp., $14.95
This Austin-published volume includes regional recipes for all things wild, from armadillo to javelina (and venison, of course).
by Terry Thompson-Anderson
Texas on the Plate
Shearer Publishers, 304 pp., $34.95
This stunning new regional food book (it looks like a coffeetable book but works like a useful kitchen companion) contains regional recipes for venison, wild boar, and pheasant.
by Rebecca Gray
Willow Creek Press, 96 pp., $19.50
Part of the "Game and Fish Mastery" series, this volume delivers all venison all the time, from roasts and steak recipes to calzones and stir-fries. Each recipe is illustrated with life-size, full-page photos by Saveur's Christopher Hirschheimer.
by Janie Hibler
Wild About Game: 150 Recipes for Cooking Farm-Raised and Wild Game
Broadway, 312 pp., $32.50
In addition to the wonderful recipes (including side dishes, sauces, and condiments), this handsome, comprehensive book is loaded with rich contextual information about the history and evolution of game consumption in the U.S. Includes fascinating historic and contemporary drawings and photos, mail order sources, and nutritional data.