The Orvis Guide to Great Sporting Lodge Cuisine

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Thomas Nelson, Apr 8, 2008 - Cooking - 232 pages

Capture the adventure and good eating of the sporting life through 150 full-color images and 140 recipes from 40 of the greatest sporting lodges in the United States and Canada.

Whether fishing the storied streams of the Rockies or hunting quail in the Deep South, the great sporting lodge is where the day's hunt is relived with friends over tables laden with tasty game dishes, regional delicacies, and fine wine. This lavishly-illustrated cookbook contains favorite recipes provided by chefs from the great sporting lodges of North America.

The book is organized by lodge and region, with a description of the experience at each lodge, recipes, and photos. For each lodge, the opening spread features a picture of the lodge and the surrounding landscape or outdoor activities.

Orvis has been serving sportsmen since 1856 and has 35 retail stores in North America, the oldest mail order catalog in the U.S., and 500 authorized dealers.


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The first recipe we tried "Captain Kirk's Smoked Seafood Chowder" has such incomplete directions that we are left guessing when, where, and how much water to use. I'm only on the first recipe but it is so poorly written that it prompted me to post this online before I tried anything else.
I don't know if the whole book is this bad...but if it is then you'd better be ready to start guessing at how to make these recipes.
I had to pull up 5 or 6 other chowder recipes online to see how they are made...then use that knowledge to back into a best guess as to how to make this one from the book. Not cool Orvis...not cool.
If you just want nice pictures of the outdoors with descriptions of lodges where you can spend a bunch of money then this is a pretty good book. If on the other hand you actually want to be able to make the food they have listed...the jury is still out on that one.


Midwest Endless Heartland
Northeast The Great North Woods
Northwest Where Mighty Rivers Flow
Rockies Cathedral of the Trout
South Mountain Hollow and Coastal Marsh
Southeast Bobwhite and Bonefish
West Big Country
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