Skip to comments.I like my dogs grilled or sautéed, reveals Danish prince
Posted on 05/03/2006 1:02:56 AM PDT by MadIvan
Prince Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark, has shocked animal lovers by declaring that dog meat - fried or grilled - is one of his favourite dishes.
The 72-year-old prince, a Frenchman by birth, said his penchant for dog meat had developed from the time he spent growing up and studying in Vietnam.
But the disclosure, made in an interview with a Danish magazine, has shocked the nation, particularly as the prince is the honorary president of the Danish Dachshund Club.
He has several dachshunds and, despite publishing a cookery book called Ikke Altid Gaselever (Not Always Goose Liver), has even published eulogies to them.
He invited Danes to try eating dog meat themselves. "I do not mind eating dog meat at all," he said. "The dogs I eat have been bred to be eaten anyway, just like chickens.
"It tastes like rabbit, like dry venison, or like veal - just drier." He said the meat tasted best when it was sautéed or grilled and cut into thin slices.
A book of Prince Henrik's poems, in which he praised his dogs, was published last year. A poem to his dachshund Evita compares her paws to "wings".
"I love to stroke your coat and to see how it shines/ You dear, you special dog..../ You receive me with papal pride."
He previously provoked nationwide debate when he suggested that parents should use the skills of dog training to bring up their children.
Since the prince's admission in the magazine Ud&Se, Danish newspapers have reopened their files on a royal dachshund that disappeared from Amalienborg palace, Copenhagen, in the early 1990s. Despite a countrywide search, it never reappeared.
Prince Henrik learnt Danish and changed his name, religion and nationality to marry Queen Margrethe II in 1967. But he has repeatedly complained about the Danes' lack of willingness to accept him.
Good for them.
So Euro-dining can be rather exciting, eh? ;-)
He's welcome to eat whatever he wishes, but I'd advise him to keep clear of my abode. My boys, and my tenant's boys, just might "consort" for dinner.
BTW, isn't "prince consort" the regal term for boy-toy? With Henrik at 72, Queen Margrethe is really outta the loop, isn't she? Oh, nevermind, Philip's even older....
GGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, GGGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRR, GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRR...
ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF, ARF...
That will teach him!
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction!
The formerly French Prince has a closetful of scandals.
Besides I got to put 'Howling Dog-Pukin Dog' in the To line for my ping and I just couldn't resist doing that.
And I clicked on the title to see how one would sautee a hot dog.
hahahheheheh.. your bad
"Like my dogs fried with butter. You shore got a purty mouth..."
Just before I eat you.
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