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Beautifully written, informative and eye opening,
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This review is from: Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time (Hardcover)I pre-ordered this book and I am so glad I did.
This book was a great insight into the world of hunting, and how the hunted-food effects to taste of a recipe. I have accompanied my boyfriend on one hunt. It was OK, but have always said that there was no way I was going to be touching anything or buying any camo. I am definitely one of those stiletto wearing women Ms. Pellegrini mentions in this book. She may have changed my mind on the entire process. Ms. Pellegrini showed me a world where hunting was more than just my boyfriend out of town for a week, drinking beer with his friends and leaving me with a whole deer to figure out how to cook. Instead, it is about the origins of human nature, the need for survival, and bringing food to the table for friends and family.
I sat down on Christmas eve and started this book. I finished it on Christmas night. You will not be disappointed.
Of note, having a boyfriend who hunts helped me understand a lot of ideas and words that a year ago I would have never heard before. However, even if you have no knowledge of anything-hunting, the lyrical form of her voice, the engrossing and well woven stories, and the disbelief (people eat SQUIRRELS?!) will keep you reading.