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Recipes For Thanksgiving: Chefs' Dishes For The Wild Foods Of The First Thanksgiving

First Posted: 11/21/10 12:33 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET


For their Thanksgiving issue, Field & Stream magazine asked several acclaimed chefs, including Thomas Keller, John Besh, and avid hunters Kerry Heffernan and Tim Love, to contribute their recipes celebrating the wild foods of the very first Thanksgiving, including America's most heralded game species: wild turkey, whitetail deer, and mallard ducks (read T. Edward Nickens' article, "A Brief History of Thanksgiving (and Why It's the 'Hunter's Holiday'"). These recipes work just as well with game purchased from your local butcher or other trusted purveyor, but if you are for the food on your Thanksgiving table, check out their guide how to hunt fall turkeys.

And for good measure, Field & Stream also asked Momofuku Milk Bar's Christina Tosi to share the recipe for her famous 'Crack Pie.'

Check out all the dishes and recipes below for riffs on the foods of the first Thanksgiving from these celebrated American chefs.

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