Wild boar




These days, wild boar meat usually comes from a specialist supplier, or at best from a specialist farm shop. But if you have ever had a country holiday in Italy, particularly in Tuscany or the north, but also widely throughout the country, you might have been surprised to hear shooting coming from the woods, and you will certainly have seen the ‘No Hunting’ signs at the side of the road, so there are still places where the wild boar is not only wild, but is hunted avidly for its meat. There are many instances in opera of wild boar being hunted, and this Opera Kitchen article has to consider the hunting and catching of the boar before it can concentrate on the cooking of the boar. So leave the hunting to someone else, and do the cooking yourself – read on to find out how.