North Carolina Hunting: NC Hunters, You May Bag Your Limit This Season But Can You Cook It?

Downtown Asheville gift shop, Mountain Made presents wild game cookbook author and Cherokee food expert, Johnnie Sue Myers at the signing of her first book, “The Gathering Place”

Online PR News – 20-October-2010 – – Asheville NC: Hunting and getting your wild game limit is exciting. It doesn’t matter if you are going out for deer, bear or just some fun shooting at field rabbits, few outdoor activities can compare with hunting.

But while hunting remains strong in this part of the county, fewer and fewer people actually know how to prepare good wild game recipes. Many of the old recipes and traditional ways of preparing various wild foods are slowing dying out.

That was until Johnnie Sue Myers.

Johnnie is a Cherokee Elder who has a passion for preserving and protecting her Native American culinary heritage, especially the preparing and cooking of wild meats such as deer, bear, rabbit, etc.

As a result of this aspiration, she has recently published her first cookbook: “The Gathering Place: Traditional Cherokee Dishes & Southern Appalachian Cooking.

In celebration of this wonderful achievement, the MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery will be hosting an afternoon book signing for Ms. Myers on Saturday October 23th, 2010, from 1PM to 3PM inside the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville NC.

Johnnie Sue’s Native American and wild game cooking accomplishments were first nationally recognized during the filming of the “Appalachia” episode by the cast and crew of The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods”.

TV host, Andrew Zimmern wrote in his blog, that his trip through WNC was “Amazing”, “But not as awesome as spending a day on a trout stream with the lads from the local fly fishing school and then taking our catch up the hill to Johnny Sue Meyer’s house for a real Cherokee feast with roasted bear, sumac tossed sautéed trout and chestnut bread.”

So if you have ever wanted to learn more about true Native American wild game cooking, especially the traditional foods such as venison or bear or other wild game recipes and easy preparation techniques then you should make time and visit the gallery this Saturday, speak with Johnnie Sue and grab an autographed copy of her book.

Kids and questions are always welcome! To learn more click here ==>

Mountain Made is a project of Mountain BizWorks, a local not-for-profit organization, and features the works of regional artisans, writers and musicians.

The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery and gift shop, as well its proceeds, will further support entrepreneurial development in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at
828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at] or visit (Interviews available on request)


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