Always #Hunt with the Fat Guy: On one of my very first assignments for Field & Stream I traveled to Houghton Lake, Michigan, to cover Tip-Up Town, an annual gathering of about 50,000 ice fisherman and snowmobilers. There I met Bob Garner, longtime host of “Michigan Outdoors” TV and an accomplished #outdoorsman in his own right. Garner, a self-admitted Person of Weight, told me the following story:
I grew up hunting and fishing for just about anything a young man in the South could ever hope for. In my family, cooking fish was always Mom's job, but cooking game was often a man's job. This is when and how I truly found my calling to be a chef. I actually prefer the tougher cuts of venison, like the shoulder, because they have more flavor, and I go out of my way to get them from my friends who only use the shoulder for sausage.