Tuesday, July 07, 2009

"Basically, I want to be Jim when I grow up."

An enticing look at the Montana abode of novelist Jim Harrison:

The wilderness is never far away. One night a few years ago, wolves ate 44 of a neighbor’s sheep, right under the Harrisons’ bedroom window. The front yard is full of rattlesnakes, which Mr. Harrison says he shoots at with a pistol.

Sun drenches the big open kitchen, where Mr. Harrison and guests occasionally cook elaborate, multi-course meals—many featuring birds and game he’s hunted himself. Earlier this summer, Anthony Bourdain, chef and host of the Travel Channel’s food show “No Reservations,” visited Mr. Harrison’s home during a trip to Livingston. Mr. Harrison cooked an elk and antelope stew and grilled about two dozen doves, washed down with several bottles of Côtes du Rhône. “Basically, I want to be Jim when I grow up,” Mr. Bourdain said in an email.


Cultural Offering said...

Michael - some posts have the ability to make a person's day. You just accomplished that. Thanks.

Michael Wade said...


I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. I'm going to go shoot some rattlesnakes.