Food, food culture, food as culture and the cultures that grow our food

le Fauconnier

August 1, 2004

Serge is a childhood friend of Fred (de Kristine) and is a professional falconner. He trains falcons to hunt birds for humans. It seems that falconning is as old as bird eating itself. Hunters would (and still do) ‘beat the rushes’ - make lots of noise in order to flush out the game birds. Seeing the quail and pheasant au plein air, the falcons would swoop in for a nibble. This inspired someone to teach the falcons to give up their prey for a bit of luvvins and the security of knowing that the grits will just keep on coming. Don’t you think that Serge looks a bit like a falcon?

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