After the Hunt by Chef John D. Folse
After the Hunt explores man’s hunting history from cave man through American colonization. Travel through time as ancient man learns to create tools, nets and traps for hunting then, cultivates a gluttonous taste for wild game delicacies and grand game banquets that continue for days. From China to Egypt from Greece to Rome, the hunt was a revered sport that prepared men for war. Visit game parks of the noblemen and review the hunting privileges that were reserved for the aristocracy alone. Through Medieval Europe to the Renaissance the hunt was immortalized in paintings, tapestries, china, furniture, symphonies and song. With every page the reader comes to understand that man’s love affair with hunting is not just about the kill, but about the pursuit of an ancient, innate treasure. Conquer the wilds of North America with early colonists and travel down the Mississippi River to the “Land of Louis” for a glimpse into Louisiana’s magnificent hunting camps. After the Hunt is a compilation of countless historical images, dazzling color and tantalizing food photography that pays proper homage to Louisiana as Sportsman’s Paradise and to the hunter of yesterday, today and tomorrow. More than 500 unique game and game fish recipes are included in this 870-page tome. Whether you’re cooking wild boar or woodcock, squirrel or squab, teal or tuna, you’ll find a unique recipe in this book. Tallyho!