Tuesday, January 20, 2009

If you love gourmet wild game...

If you love eating wild game - and eating it well - then chances are you've seen Boyfriend's blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.

I know many of you are devoted readers of his, but just in case you're one of those more casual readers who doesn't check in every day, I wanted to alert you to a new development: His blog has been nominated for the best themed food blog by the Well Fed Network. You can vote for him by following this link.

Now, normally, I don't use this blog space to pimp my boyfriend - at least not this aggressively. But I kinda feel like I owe him.

See, two Sundays ago, we had planned a lovely wild duck dinner for four guests. One of the guests was a magazine editor; another was a magazine photographer. This dinner was going to result in a two-page magazine spread.

Imagine how proud I was of Boyfriend!

Now, imagine how utterly crappy I felt when I got sick the Friday before the dinner, went to the emergency room that Saturday and found out that my appendix needed to come out ASAP. I wouldn't come home from the hospital until late Sunday morning, and even then I'd be a mess, doped up and moving gingerly.

The dinner was off. And our guests would be leaving town a few days later, so there would be no rescheduling.

I've had to cancel a lot because of this surgery. I bailed on going to the SHOT Show. I've bailed on hunts. I've left my students to do a lot for themselves as they prepare for the next semester of running the campus newspaper. It had to be done. But canceling that dinner is the thing that really makes me wince.

So please help me make up for that by following that link and voting for Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. And even if you don't care about doing me a favor, just think about the message that you'd be sending to the world - that wild game is seriously good food, and we're all blessed to be able to partake of it.

© Holly A. Heyser 2008

15 comments:

The Hunter's Wife said...

I Voted!

Albert A Rasch said...

I'm on it!
Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
Proud Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Southeast Regional OBS Coordinator

PS: I really thought about you every day. Wish you could have made it, but there is always next year! AAR

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Hank
gets my vote every time
SBW

Kristine said...

I voted. I love HAGC.

Tom Sorenson said...

Done deal.

Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said...

Thanks a heap, everyone! I am running second behind a woman who runs a blog about bento boxed lunches for children. Takes all kinds I guess...

You have until Saturday to vote, so let's see how we do. Thanks again!

h.

Phillip said...

Did my turn at the box when I got the email earlier today... Hank was ahead then.

Can't believe the bento box lady has taken his lead!

NorCal Cazadora said...

I know! Why vote Bento Box when you can vote out of the box? Insanity! Spread the word!

Blessed said...

I Voted! I'll blog about it later in the week too :)

Kristine said...

This post will be added to Community Wednesday and I'll mention it on the OBS blog as well.

NorCal Cazadora said...

Oh no, some chick with a blog about gluten-free food has gone into second place. We must defeat bento box and gluten-free! Ask a friend to vote!

flanhammer said...

Not that I'm a big advocate of Chicago style democracy, but can we vote more than once?

Kris said...

i tried to vote, but i keep getting an error...is the voting done already? or is there just a tech glitch?

Native said...

I voted for Hank also Holly, eagerly awaiting the outcome!

NorCal Cazadora said...

Well, the voting ended Saturday, and the results disappeared with it (though I'm sure they're posted someplace else where I can't find them).

But Hank's blog placed third behind what turned out to be two very established and popular (as rated by Technorati) blogs about box lunches and gluten-free cooking.

I'm bummed, but he's genuinely happy to have been up there and supported by hunters all over the country. So thanks everyone!