The Game Is On

Dinner becomes a wilder affair as Americans turn to once exotic meats

Game--it's what's for dinner. More and more two-legged carnivores who find themselves either bored with beef or concerned about healthy eating are turning to a herd of exotic meats. How about a medaillon of elk leg? Zebra steak? Or some rabbit saddles and quail satay?

Americans tend to be queasy about game meats on their dinner plates. Rabbit conjures up visions of Bugs and the Easter bunny; venison, of Bambi's mom. It doesn't help that many diners' first (and often only) experience with game is from chewing on strong and, well, gamy-tasting meat from tough old deer hunted for sport. But...

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