Feasting on Doves in a Galilee Hamlet

While pigeons have been consumed since ancient times, it’s hard to obtain the delicacy today − mostly because it doesn’t pay to breed them. Maybe the fact that the dove is a symbol of peace also has something to do with it.

“I am still torn on the matter of bird-shooting. I dread the day when conscience shall triumph over palate. There is no more delicious food than quail or dove, the one meat white, the other dark. I dress them whole, and they must be picked, never skinned. I stuff them with buttered crumbs and pecans, dip them in flour and brown them in butter. I place them then in a casserole, pour over them the browned...