Back at The Lodge Podcast – ON LOCATION!! Hunt.Fish.Feed. in St. Paul, Minn.

Oh my is this a very special Back at the Lodge podcast with Jim and Michelle! We are on location at the Dorothy Day Center (part of Catholic Charities) in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota for Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Hunt.Fish.Feed event. And with us today are TWO special guests – Scott Leysath, The Sporting Chef and Jack Hennessy, wild game food blogger for the Pioneer Press (St. Paul paper). Listen on iTunes here. and on Stitcher here.

Jim interviewing Scott very serious-like

Jim interviewing Scott very serious-like

 

I haven’t been as involved in HFF events in the past few years since I officially left Sportsman and now am a contractor, so it was great to be back in the scheme of things and helping those less fortunate again. And it was especially fun to have Jim at the event as he attended one of our earlier HFF events at this very location in 2010 when we fed fish caught during a nearby ice fishing tourney. (Side note, we will never do that again, fish were too small and cleaning that much tiny fish was too labor intensive.) We had so many volunteers (courtesy of Comcast St. Paul’s office!) at THIS event that Jim and I were able to sit off to the side and interview Scott and Jack.

Comcast volunteers from the local St. Paul office working in the kitchen

Comcast volunteers from the local St. Paul office working in the kitchen

Honestly, you can talk to Scott about wild game cooking for hours – the man is a genius and wealth of knowledge. Here are a few notes from his interview:

Scott cooking an extremely large vat of venison chili

Scott cooking an extremely large vat of venison chili

I just met Jack Hennessy, wild game blogger for Pioneer Press paper, and invited him to volunteer at the event. A few notes from Jack’s discussion:

And More Special thanks to:

Jim Bratten, The Sportsmen’s Blog

Mark Strand, Midwest Outdoors Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Representative Rick Hansen & Representative Barb Yarusso

Pioneer Press Outdoors Editor Dave Orrick 

Dorothy Day Center chef and staff – you are all amazing folks for what you do every day!!