Game is obtained from any animal hunted for food or from animals that are not normally domesticated; exact definitions usually depend on the country's climate, animal diversity and local taste. However, all animals that are hunted as game are normally protected by laws that ensure their continued survival; these include specified seasons when the animal may be killed, to allow mating and the rearing of young to take place.

In general, game is cooked in the same way as farmed meat; however, as game tends to be tougher than farm-raised meat, slow-cooking or moist heat methods are often used to make it more tender.

In this section, we take a look at the many species of game available to buy, including furred game such as rabbit, hare, venison and boar, along with feathered game such as pheasant, grouse and quail.

Feathered Game
Grouse, guinea fowl, woodcock, snipe, pigeon, partridge, pheasant, quail and wild duck ...
Furred Game
Buffalo, rabbit, hare, squirrel, venison and wild boar ...