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Blood soup and the lunar new year could trigger the next bird flu epidemic
Quartz ^ | January 7, 2014 | Adam Pasick

Posted on 01/09/2014 1:49:00 PM PST by nickcarraway

After taking a seasonal vacation, bird flu is making a comeback in Asia this winter, and the forthcoming Lunar New Year—when huge numbers of people travel between cities and the countryside—has the potential to spread it even more widely. + If you’re looking to contract bird flu, there is probably no tastier way than by consuming a bowl of the Vietnamese delicacy tiet canh, a soup made of animal blood—usually duck or goose, but sometimes pig—and garnished with peanuts and herbs. Vietnam agriculture minister Cao Duc Phat told a government meeting that tiet canh is often eaten after some Lunar New Year rituals in which the animals are slaughtered for worship, according to the country’s Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. + H5N1 has been detected in more than half of Vietnam’s poultry markets, and an outbreak of the virus has also been reported in poultry in China’s Guizhou province. The even more deadly H7N9 virus, which has killed about a third of the 150 people it has infected since the strain emerged last year, has been detected in four Chinese patients in recent weeks, and H7N9 has been found in poultry and water samples in a suburb of the Chinese city of Guangzhou.


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1 posted on 01/09/2014 1:49:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps a Bird Flu Vortex!!


2 posted on 01/09/2014 1:52:45 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: nickcarraway

They would do well to follow the instructions of the Bible which prohibit the consumption of blood.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 1:56:57 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, man! Reminds me of the czarnina my grandma used to make. My favorite soup ever.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 1:57:47 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Much better in the Original Klingon.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 2:00:14 PM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

They should just stick with Velveeta. Oh right.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 2:05:42 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 01/09/2014 2:09:22 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway; Vendome; humblegunner; Semper Mark

Saigon, February 1970.

Been there. Done that. Lived to tell.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 2:10:40 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: unlearner

What?

I eat Sangre all the time.

Maybe ill have that for dinner.

Yummmm ....


9 posted on 01/09/2014 2:40:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: raybbr

czarnina?

What’s that?

Never heard of it.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 2:41:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

gross


11 posted on 01/09/2014 2:41:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Vendome

http://www.polishclassiccooking.com/2011/09/czarnina-polish-duck-blood-soup.html


12 posted on 01/09/2014 3:31:24 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Vendome

Nuts! I should have checked the previous link. This one is better as it is the most authentic.

http://soupsong.com/rczarnin.html


13 posted on 01/09/2014 3:33:52 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Vendome

Don’t shoot the messenger. I didn’t make the rules, so you will need to consult the Author if you disagree with them.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:14:23 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: GeronL

I still wonder how people stumble across some of the delicacies of the world.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 10:47:04 PM PST by Antihero101607
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16 posted on 01/09/2014 10:51:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Antihero101607

Why is it when someone says “delicacies” I say yuck?

Is it articles like this one?

Someone had to try it first. lol


17 posted on 01/09/2014 10:52:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: unlearner

LOL

No, I wasn’t aware there was a biblical prohibition about drinking/eating blood.

Ave Good Day...


18 posted on 01/10/2014 7:26:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Not meaning to give my opinion if it is not wanted, but here are the relevant passages if the topic interests you:


Genesis 9:1-4
So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Before Noah’s flood apparently people had never been authorized by God to eat meat, just grain, fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. So this is the first time we see animals being used for food with the one caveat that the blood is not supposed to be consumed.

The law of Moses had further dietary restrictions for Jews but was never specifically directed toward Gentiles. In the New Testament, the early Christian church began as a Jewish sect which later spread to the Gentiles. As a result, there was a debate as to whether Gentiles needed to convert to Judaism in order to become Christian. Churches outside of Jerusalem sent a request to the apostles in Jerusalem to settle this dispute which is recorded in detail in Acts 15. The dispute was settled, and a letter was written from the apostles to the Christians saying that Gentiles did not need to convert to Judaism but should observe a few specific ordinances which were in the Law but applied to Gentiles as well as Jews:


Acts 15:23-29
They wrote this letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
Greetings.
Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law” —to whom we gave no such commandment— it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.
Farewell.

It is not that there are no other standards of conduct for Christians but that these 3 or 4 things were expected of Christians immediately upon conversion: no more sex outside of marriage, no more idol worship (including eating idol sacrifices), no more consuming blood (including eating meat of strangled animals).

The people described in this article practice all of these forbidden things. This is understandable since they are non-Christians, but Christians are supposed to know better.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 9:55:35 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: unlearner

Thnx.

Yer a Freeper. Your opinion is always valued and welcome.

Going back to sleep...


20 posted on 01/10/2014 3:27:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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