The "We hope these are tall tales" Department
Since NCPR is requesting 'Food from the North Country' stories and the like. I interviewed and typed up two from some people I know. Jeff Luoma
North Country Food Book page
Best and Worst Meals
Most Memorable: Opening Day and a Fork
"For camp meat purposes, any deer that has had its feet in the snow is no good to eat."
Place: Hunting camp, southern Adirondacks
Needless to say, there may or may not be some question as the the game-law legality of this meal...it depends on when it was eaten...opening day...not likely. Anytime thereafter..maybe, depending on the group having an antlerless deer "party permit."
This was left in a cool corner not too close to the stove with periodic rebasting overnight. The next day of hunting our guest stayed in camp roasting that little darling verrrry slow, while adding carrots, yams, potatoes etc all at the right times to make the group meal come together.
Rev. Mark W. Clark, Au Sable Forks
Worst Ever Wings
My family and I spent a glorious week in the backcountry of the St. Regis Canoe Area, paddling, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and generally enjoying the remote beauty of the lakes and ponds. On our last day my thoughts began to turn to dinner in a local restaurant. As we finished our trip pangs of hunger led us to the first restaurant we came to, a local pizza and sub shop. My taste buds were ready for pizza with all the fixings! However we were informed that there was no pizza available that night. So we opted for wings. Well these were the hottest of the hot wings my mouth had ever tasted. Since I always opt for the mildest of the mild in any type of food, I found myself drooling at the thought of "real" food again, but in reality I just couldn't eat these wings! The celery and ranch dip were my favorite part of this meal. My family and I still laugh about our experience at this restaurant. Maybe our backpacking meals really are the best!