Great Scott!

I knew my wanderings through the 2010 Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade show would yield some interesting moments, but I had no idea I would meet one of my industry idols: Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef.” Now, I wouldn’t pass up a chance to shake the hand of some of SHOT Show’s hunting and shooting stars — saw R. Lee Ermey and Jeff Foiles there — but as an avid amateur game meat chef, I’m more in awe of a man who can turn wild ducks into delicacies. That takes some talent, for some species especially.

Most of you know Scott Leysath from his appearances on Ducks Unlimited TV Shows and in their publications. His recipes are simple enough, calling for ingredients often already in the cupboard, and they produce savory results, though I suspect his versions would always come out better than mine. I’m a measurer, I told Scott at our recent meeting, to which he replied that he “never measures.” But that’s the difference between an artist, such as Scott, and one who merely cooks.

~ by SpeakingZenaphorically on January 24, 2010.

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