Chef Aaron Barnett of Portland’s St. Jack is enthusiastic about game birds—so much so that last year he won Oregon’s annual Wild About Game competition with his guinea hen.
He predicts that in the near future more people will start taking notice of how delicious game birds can be. “People are going to start respecting things other than duck,” he says. “I love all the little birds: quail, squab, poussin.”
Here, five fantastic recipes for all the little birds Barnett wants you to get to know.