Kill It & Grill It, by Ted Nugent and his wife Shemane is more about a way of life than a cookbook. I was amazed to read that Ted Nugent hasn't bought meat, of any type, from the grocery store since 1969. That is amazing to me. He kills and cooks every type of wild game including squirrels, deer, antelope, wild boar, rabbit, bear and more. Ted discusses the importance of dressing and storing wild game. He and his family also grow their own vegetables. Being self sufficient is the American dream and this family is living it. The stories of touring and taping their television show are humorous and fun. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of the Nugents with their kills. I grew up as part of a family who hunts, but I think the average American Joe reading this book would get more out of the recipes if pictures of the finished meals would have been included. Some people can't fathom killing and eating wild game. With all of the chemicals and pesticides going into our food these days, we'd all be better off harvesting, growing, gathering and killing our own food. Many diseases and health problems could be lowered or even eliminated if this were to occur on a regular basis.
The appendix has information about hunting and conservation groups- great addition. Oh, the recipes are great too!
Ted and Shemane Nugent share their favorite recipes for such exotic fare as wild boar, pheasant, buffalo, and venison. The cookbook is filled with hunting anecdotes, detailed instructions on cleaning and dressing game, helpful hints, and nutritional information.