Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Here is a version of my Wild Pheasant Rillettes with farmed poultry instead of game birds. I have a preference for guinea hen, but chicken or farmed pheasant will work just as well.
Rillettes are a spread made of salted meat slowly cooked in fat, first mentioned in 15th century cookbooks. Although they were originally made from pork, I chose wild pheasant today to satisfy my never-ending wintry game cravings.