Thursday August 29, 2013 | 09:43 AM

Fans of duck and geese: Don't squawk, but seats are already filling up for an Oct. 30 dinner featuring Hank Shaw, the James Beard award-winning food blogger and author of "Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast" and the new "Duck, Duck Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Ducks and Geese."

The dinner, which will feature several species of domestic ducks and geese, will be held at Beale Street Barbecue, 215 Water St., in Bath. Reservations are from 5 to 8 p.m., but chef Michael Quigg tells me most of the 6-7 slots filled up immediately.

Shaw will meet with guests, sign books and discuss techniques for cooking wild and domestic waterfowl. He'll also share hunting, fishing and foraging techniques and recipes for North American Wild Foods.

The fixed price, multi-course dinner (with options)  will cost $65, but Quigg says most items will also be offered a la carte. Wine and beer pairings will be available.

For reservations, call (207) 442-9514 or email


About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
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