We’ve all got people like this in our lives, right? Staunchly opposed to trying or cooking game because of previous unsavory experiences. And who can blame them? In fact, I empathize. Over-cooked, dry, minerally, gamey wild game is unpleasant for even the most adventurous eaters. However, despite the culinary trauma of her formative years, Paula bravely lifted a fork of the seared venison, took it in, and was delighted to discover the slightly honeyed and tender venison all the while true to its wild origin. And with that bite the wild game demons were exorcised. She was a convert diving in for seconds.