Another Way to Enjoy the Creatures You Study: in a Tasty Sauce

Another Way to Enjoy the Creatures You Study: in a Tasty Sauce 2

Susan Fleming

John A. Marzluff has eaten crow and liked it—particularly when it was paired with a fine merlot.

When you eat what you study, it pays to be discerning.

John A. Marzluff, an expert on birds in the corvid family, can attest to the pleasure of dining on crow. Once, after having tried roadkill deer, elk, and moose that he had collected for trapping or feeding ravens, the University of Washington professor of forest resources came upon a recently car-felled crow, and ate that, too. "It is very good to eat crow, you know," he says. "Especially with a fine merlot. Really, it is