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December 21, 2009

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The Curious Cat

Hmmm...I am curious about horse meat and its taste...but I disagree with your views slightly here...But each to their own. xxx

giles

cheese and meat again!! aaaarrh.. is there any dish you prepare where dairy and meat don't collide?

Diane

I'd give horse meat a go - no qualms about that. Your writing has me in stitches. I love the "romantic" way you see the locals sharing a bottle of red - I don't see it quite that way in Rotherham bus station!! But it could be Switzerland - we have snow! Have a great Christmas and heres wishing you another great year for 2010.

campuschef

Nick,

Here in the Southwest (in the states), we have a lot of Mexican influence in our cooking. I am sorry that you had a bad experience with tripe, but if you get a chance, try "Menudo", which is a spicy soup made from the tripe. It gives a tolerable profile to the taste.

Also, after the war (WWII), my father used to bring home horse meat from the butcher, since beef was in short supply. My mother never knew a thing. Horse is leaner than beef, since it is not raised to be valued for its retail value per pound, it is not fattened up before going to market.

As your blog has proven over the past year, if it has grown, walked, swam, flown or squirmed, humans at some time or another have eaten it.

Good show as usual!

cristele

I am French and when I was a kid, I remember seeing butcher shops specialized in horses only, but they practically all have disappear now. When we used to use horses we would eat them when they start getting old. I've never heard people saying eating young horses. Now I know it may sound creepy you would use an animal carrying you/stuff around and then eat it. But it actually kinda makes sense. A horse is a huge animal, what would you do with it? bury it? It's probably more hygienic to shop in small pieces and then do something with this huge amount of meat. But again nowadays I don't see much horse around hence I don't see much of its meat either

Alex

Good job and a great post, as always. Looking forward to the book

paganboat

Its not the age of cow that makes people against veal. Its the way they are held so they cant move so that they dont develop muscle whch makes the meat tender which is the problem

debt and finance resource

Everything published made a bunch of sense. However, what about this? what if you were to write a killer post title? I ain't suggesting your information isn't solid, however suppose you added a post title that makes people want more? I mean HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food: Horse Meat: Seabiscuit Steaks… is a little plain. You might look at Yahoo's front page and see how they write news titles to grab viewers to open the links. You might try adding a video or a pic or two to grab people interested about what you've got to say. Just my opinion, it could make your posts a little bit more interesting.

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