Sportsman Channel Host Eats Five Hearts in this Week’s Episode of “MeatEater” on Thursday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
NEW BERLIN, WI (September 8, 2014) – There’s an age-old tradition of hunters eating the hearts of the hunting season’s first harvest. Just ask Steven Rinella, host of Sportsman Channel’s MeatEater, as he shares ancient hunter/gatherer lore when he prepares five hearts from five different animals – elk, moose, caribou, mule deer and wild boar – on this week’s episode. MeatEater airs exclusively Thursday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel. Viewers can “eat their hearts out” by taking a look at this week’s episode here.
A heart is at the core of any wild game. It’s been said that by eating the heart of an animal, humans can take on attributes the animals possess. It could very well be a myth, but what if those ancestors are right? The tenacity of a wild boar, coupled with the unwavering loyalty of an elk and the fighting spirit of a moose, could make for a man, nothing short of a superhuman – if he knows how to prepare the heart.
“Really, there’s no reason to ever leave a heart laying on the gut pile out in the woods,” said Rinella. “You need to bring those things home, you need to embrace them. If those ancient hunter/gatherer cultures are right, and we really can absorb attributes from the animals whose hearts we eat, then this has been a very constructive day.”
MeatEater airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He’s a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.
About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo. Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The network also is dedicated to promoting our nation’s military heroes and veterans, as well as providing a voice for conservation throughout the United States. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at www.thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
Shannon Kolpin | Public Relations Assistant