From the New York Times interview with one of my favorite writers, Jim Harrison.
Mr. Harrison pointed out that it was important not to overcook doves, lest they turn into “billiard balls,” and after pondering a bit, pronounced the antelope more delicate than the elk, even if some ranchers think that antelope are little better than prairie rats, eating up all the hay. Then he declared: “Food is a great literary theme. Food in eternity, food and sex, food and lust. Food is a part of the whole of life. Food is not separate.”