The man behind Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, an endearingly honest (and James Beard award–winning) blog, is passionate about duck and other wild fowl. Once you start reading (and cooking from) Duck, Duck, Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Duck and Geese, Both Wild and Domesticated
—part field guide, part excellent recipe collection—you will be too. You may even end up echoing Shaw’s rallying cry: “Free yourself from the Tyranny of the Chicken”! P.S. Should you be gun-shy, you can make the recipes with domesticated birds too.
Gift to go with: A gorgeous ceramic pâté crock