Game Meats Add Flavor and Context to Classic Stews and American Pies

Mike Sula

Most Americans don’t need to hunt in order to feed themselves anymore. But the first Native Americans and the early settlers surely did. Those intrepid survivors learned to stretch and preserve the animals they killed, increasing their odds of survival when times got tough. The appeal of stews and pot pies, filled with savory sauces, vegetables and all manner of wild, nourishing proteins, certainly hasn’t diminished since then. Modern guests still have an appreciation for...