Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey, so banishing the bird from your table may seem like the height of madness. But bear with us. Replacing a store-bought turkey with sustainably-harvested game is better for the planet and gives guests a chance to sample exciting new flavors beyond the bland meat from freezer-aisle poultry. We spoke to five hunters and chefs who, after bristling at the thought of serving hormone-filled, fattened turkeys at their tables, shared their recipes for four wild meats (and one vegan alternative) they’ll likely cook up this Thursday night. Yes, there is life after Butterball.
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