Argentina’s partridge are the last great secret for wannabe gentlemen. A pleasant stroll in a vast flat field with a nice double and a good pointing dog or two – what could be better?
Perdiz are not partridge at all but a form of tinamou, related to rheas and the other large flightless birds. You can see it in their head structure and movement, though the size is obviously much different.
They are also very possibly the finest game bird to grace a dining table. If big city chefs knew about them there wouldn’t be one left. Fortunately there are plenty to go around, but they can’t be farmed. You have to go find them yourself.
Peter P. Ryan www.faraway.co