wild game culinary weekend.

This weekend, Rich and I attended a Wild Game Culinary Weekend sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  We saw it advertised in the paper a few months ago and decided to check it out.  We had no idea what to expect.

We ate constantly.

I’ll spare you the pictures of the field dressing and butchering demonstrations and skip right ahead to what we ate.

Breakfast #1: Blueberry Pancakes, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (so delicious), Maple Smoked Bear Sausage (not bad, super heavy).

Breakfast

Lunch: Beaver Stew (seriously… pretty good), Bear Cheeseburger (tasted like a regular burger), Venison Kabob, Potato Chips.  Not Pictured: Venison Steaks – one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

Lunch

Trying squirrel.  Yes.  Squirrel.  I almost didn’t try it.  Not going to lie, it sketched me out a bit.  It was cooked like a chicken wing, so it mostly tasted like hot sauce.  I don’t think I’ll be searching out more squirrel to eat in the future.

Squirrel

Dinner: Smoked Moose Roast with Gravy (deicious, but heavy), Pulled Bear (pretty good, not super memorable), Baked Potato, Corn.  Not Pictured: Carrot Cake and Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream.

Dinner

Breakfast #2: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Moose Sausage Patty (again, dense… I could only eat half of it).

Breakfast

Those were the main meals.  There was plenty of snacking along the way.  Lots of hot chocolate to keep me warm as well.

Overall, the food was delicious.  I was hoping there would be more time spent on how the food was actually prepared, but the weekend was still great.  Not to mention, we were in Northern New Hampshire in prime foliage season.  It was an overcast and rainy weekend, but the trees were gorgeous.

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