As the title suggests, this is much more than a cookbook, and, in fact, there are just a couple recipes for each species covered in the book. Instead, Hunting For Food is more of a how-to guide, providing on overview of popular species, along with some general information on hunting each. The meat of the book is really the field-dressing portion, and the authors do a great job detailing the steps to cleaning game, complete with illustrative photos. A new hunter who’s never field-dressed a deer would do a fine job of it by following the couple’s instructions. Same goes for the rest of the animals covered (which includes frogs and turtles, in addition to all the standard birds and small-game animals, as well as hogs and deer).