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Video: How to Kill a Squirrel and Eat It

Every culture has different foods that are seen as socially acceptable. Thus, growing up in England, squirrel was never part of my diet. But for John Ny Vang, who is from Laos but has lived in Minnesota for the last 30 years, squirrel is just like any other meat. This fall, he took me out on a hunting expedition to shoot the little guys. More

Squirrel: The Eco-Friendly Meat du Jour?

Photograph from law_keven on Flickr Bushy-tailed and apparently low-fat, squirrels are the haute new mammal to find on dinner plates. According to the Guardian, hunters cannot shoot the American grey squirrel fast enough to keep up with demands. "Ugh, honey, squirrel again for dinner?" Yes, that phrase might become more popular as consumers discover the furry rodent's small carbon footprint and pleasant taste, hovering somewhere between lamb and duck. Available to many, squirrels have great environmental credentials given their minimal food miles. Ideally, you want the fattened-up ones from the countryside though, not the scrawny one scaling your backyard tree. Squirrel meat is already popular in the Deep South and referenced in older copies of The Joy of Cooking as... More

In Videos: Squirrel Melts

Tuna melts are so passé. For your next meal, why not try squirrel melts? All you need are some good shooting skills and a forest of squirrels at your disposal. Let Heidi Wilson, star of The Outdoor Channel's show The Huntress (circa 1999), show you the way with her clear instructions and mellifluous voice. "Squirrel melts; you must try them." Yes, I think this is real. Watch the video after the jump.... More

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