Cooking with quail scares some people—they're small, delicate and full of tiny bones. Even Bobby Flay steers clear of them on his shows: "If I do something like grilled quail, it has less appeal because people think to themselves, 'I don’t even know what quail is!' or 'Where can I get quail?'" But cooking this little bird is actually quite easy. Quail usually only need to be roasted for about 10 minutes to cook the meat completely with all the juices locked in. If you've had bad, dry quail, then it was probably overcooked. Food & Wine provides plenty of great recipes with ideas for marinades, stuffings and rubs.

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