Grassets, Reed Birds, Robins, Larks, Broiled or Roasted

Grassets, Ortolans, Grives, Alouettes, Grilles ou Rotis

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


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By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

  • About


  • 6 or 8 Birds
  • 6 or 8 Slices of Toast
  • 6 or 8 Strips of Bacon


Grassets, reed birds, robins and Larks are delightful Small Game that come in the summer. They are with us from August through October. The Reed Birds, or Ortolans, are the terror of the rice planters of Louisiana. They peck at the rice and spoil the growth, and are, consequently, shot in this season, when the rice is maturing, in order to rid the rice fields of their presence. They are