Podcast: Episode 328, Fishing in a Tuxedo

Join Justin and the crew as they talk about conservation issues in Florida and get to know Field Staff Writer Jeff Benda. They chat about how Jeff got his start in wild game cooking, recipe development, food photography, a bunch of Jeff’s recipes, and much more!

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J. Benda

Special Guest:

About Field Staff Writer Jeff Benda:

Cooking gives me a creative outlet to transform wild game and bring it into traditional recipes from around the world to help expand people’s perceptions. My goal is to celebrate local fish and wild game and provide achievable, bright recipes designed to build confidence for new cooks, and inspire everyone to elevate their cooking. I hope that by sharing and celebrating the food I create with the fish and wild game I harvest, I can highlight the great contribution so many hunters and anglers have made to conservation in this country, and reflect the freedom we have to enjoy America’s great outdoors.


Southern Fried Rabbit

Canada Goose Gondi

Pickled Northern Under a Fur Coat

Bang Bang Ji Rabbit

Show Notes:  

Hot Tip From Josh McCown: Vacuum Sealing 

Listen to Ep 324 Trout Fishing in PA

Oregon shooting range disputes

Shocker Series Gear from Allen

Jim Hasley – Harvesting Nature contributor

Issue with Development Plan in Walton County, Florida

Seagrove Forest Road

go to backcountryhunters.org and go to Take Action for Florida

Jim’s article on HN website

Jeff’s BIO

Some of Jeff’s recipes on HN

Growing up dreaming about the outdoors

Introduced to ducking hunting in college

Tasty Duck Treats

Finding inspiration from Hank Shaw

converting the family to wild game

Jeff’s growing popularity in the Wild Game Cooking community

Jeff’s Instagram

How to take food photos

Lighting is key

HOT TIP: after pictures, set the phone down and eat

Southern Fried Rabbit

Canada Goose Gondi

Finding Inspiration in Cookbooks at the Library

How to fit wild game to recipes in mainstream cookbooks using domestic meat

old tarpon fishing tricks

Fishing in a tuxedo (on an island off the coast of Florida)

Pickled Northern Under a Fur Coat

Bang Bang Ji Rabbit

Jeff’s favorite cookbooks 

drawing an Elk tag where Teddy Roosevelt use to hunt

Recipes for the future

Connect with Jeff on IG

filling the freezer with does

Know what your family enjoys to eat on a regular basis then use that to incorporate wild game

Music by Cam Pierce

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