Skip to comments.NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats
Posted on 12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST by shrinkermd
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Yes! I remember that song, but I never knew any more than the first two lines!
My life is complete.
Three of these are fairly common fare - the author has lived a sheltered life.
You can get snapper soup (turtle) and frog's legs in restaurants serving plain old American food. If you've eaten in a Thai restaurant, you had something or other made with fish paste. I never heard of a dish including duck feet though.
Pigeons are not indigenous to North America. They were imported by settlers as a food source.
Turns out everything old is new again.
Fawlty offered rat to the health inspector, but of course Manuel referred to it as "Hawmster".
You can do both! ;)
But the potential for serious disease is real, and it's a good bet that many of these poor immigrants don't have health insurance. So if they do get some strange disease from uncooked whatzit meat, they'll be in the ICU, getting treated on the taxpayer's dollar. Given that situation, and the risk of contaminating safe food supplies that most people prefer, some kind of regulation may make sense here.
Maybe someone should check our refrigerators daily to make sure that package of USDA inspected ground beef hasn't been thawed too long. While we're saving medical expenses, let's make children prove they have coverage to ride a bike or play ball. Both these activities cause more hospital visits than eating mystery meat.
You don't eat the cute animals, you make them into fur coats ;^)
That's the beauty, you can do both. It wasn't that long ago that some restaurants served marsh hare which was muskrat.
Those are Rock Doves. We have wild Band Tailed pigeons that require a degree in Chemistry to cook properly...
That's the "Rat Temple" in Deshnok, Rajasthan.
I've been to Chinese restaurants where duck (and chicken) feet have been on the menu, though I've never been interested in trying them.
"Extro-Primo-Good, Mr. Fawlty!"
"Don't mind him. He's from Barcelona."
"Located next to the Sex Change Hospital"
Sorry about this, but I'm now forced to post it...
Right next to a KFC at 47th and Troost in Kansas City is a Planned Parenthood clinic.
I surrender...you win
lol mystery meat- they must not eat at McDonalds or they'd think nothign of the meat they found in those places- McDonalds uses raidioactive mystery meat lol http://sacredscoop.com
Terry Pratchett fans understand.
Moral of the story: God declared all meats clean. If you can kill it, grill it.
What's for supper,,,,Ping....;0)
mmmmmmmmm.......Got fries with that ?...
Yuck was my reaction. Armadillo?
The point is that we have developed a system which aims to ensure that we have wholesome food. The prospects of a large outbreak of cholera, hepatitis or other food/waste- associated disease increases dramatically when there is a source of uninspected food being provided by and for a large, isolated population of people, many of whom haven't had the basic health screening required of legal immigrants.
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the cats that were caged and skinned for the use of the fur that was used to make pretty little kittens and cats in various positions. They were sold here until animal rights had a fit about it and put an end to it.
The second thing that comes to mind is how many would object to their precious little dog or cat appearing on a hook in the local grocery for sale (so long as it was FDA approved)?
I don't care to go to any store and see a filthy rat, a cat, a dog, an iguana or an armadillo. My culture does not eat these animals and the proof is that the FDA is seeking this stuff out. Assimilate is the issue. When are people here going to notice the difference?
If these folks want to eat cat and dog or rat and iguana they can go to their country and eat it. I am sure they would expect me to assimilate. I am no animal rights advocate. I simply find it rather uncivilized and primative. I suppose you can't wait for the living worms/larva next to the potato salad in the deli? Shall we accept cannibalism too--afterall it is their culture? We just need to get the FDA to approve it and go along with their tribal laws.
Assimilate, assimilate, assimilate! Some things we just don't have to go along with and I do not believe it is a cultural issue but rather an issue of available food.
Please pass the Frank's Hot Sauce...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,,,,Hey,,hehehhhehehe,,This is funi,,,
Between moozzi wanting a room at the airport(thread)and
the "Food" thread,,,,,TOO funi,,,Serve this stuff in the
HAHAHAHAHA.. heck ya.. hot sauce and pork
LOL,,,I've eaten roasted "something" on a stick long ago,,
We never knew what it was !
Went and got another one ,,
ummmmmmmmmmm what did it taste like???
BWAHAHAHAHA,,,"Tastes like Chickin' "...;0)
That's really too bad, rodents are too plentiful. Can you imagine millions of immigrants eating rodents? The rodents might even be eliminated as a problem.
Armadillos are for racing, not for eating! They might have killed a *champeen.*
Horrible thought!!!! LOL.
Just terrible - can't imagine "Texas Flyer" being served as "Hoover Hog on the Half-Shell." Tain't right!
I thought the job of meat inspectors was to make the world safe FROM Tyson.
Trailer Park Groundhog
Take gun (.22 cal is good). Load with bullets and accurately fire at head [Ed. Note: We're assuming the groundhog's head, not your own].
Skin groundhog and gut him. Clean out carcass with waterhose.
Cut critter into quarters.
Make up a big batch of your favorite marinade (make sure it has oil and vinegar to help tenderize the groundhog).
Throw marinade and critter pieces into plastic trash bag and marinade around 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Take out marinated critter pieces and throw on the grill on low heat. Cook until rare to medium rare. Do not overcook, critter will dry out.
And no one likes their critter dry.
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. cooking oil
1/2 tsp. sugar
Clean and skin as soon as possible. Remove all sent glands. Cut off head, feet and tail. Cure in cool place by suspending from hook approximately 4 days.
When ready to cook, lard according to recipe.
Dress groundhog as you would a rabbit, removing the small sacs in the back and under the forearm. Soak groundhog overnight in salted water to remove wild flavor.
Combine flour, salt and pepper; rub into groundhog pieces. Brown grounhog in hot oil in skillet; sprinkle with sugar. Reduce heat and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove cover and cook for 10 minutes longer.
Boil & Bake Groundhog from "Cookin' With Home Storage" by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate.
Skin and clean the groundhog. Boil until tender. Remove from the water and season with salt, pepper and red pepper. Bake in an oven at 350°F. or cook over an open fire.
I've had armadillo and found it tasty and lean, much like a very good cut of pork. I didn't find it greasy at all. It may have been how it was prepared. (It was definitely armadillo; I was there when my guide caught it). I think the concern with armadillo is that the meat may carry the pathogen for Hansen's disease (aka, leprosy).
Many of the other things mentioned in the article are normal ethnic food. A Norwegian breakfast buffet (at least, in Norway) is not complete without fish paste. I passed but the Norwegians are in general a remarkably fit and healthy people so perhaps they are on to something.
All North American mammals and birds are edible, however, they are not guaranteed to be palatable.
The reason the city is cracking down on these vendors seems less a matter of what they serve than one of licensing in the Bloomnanny empire.
Criminal Number 18F
Barf-o-rama! Those look awful.
What you said...mostly. Here's the local version:
Gobs and gobs of ground up gopher guts,
Chopped up monkey meat,
Little baby parakeets,
Fried eye balls
Floating in a bowl of blood.
And you forgot your spoon.
Agreed. But - as the illegals become more and more mainstream - so will their dinner choices.
Here's what we sang right after that:
Scab sandwich good for you
Monkey's vomit, camel's snot
chicken's eyeballs chopped in two
Scab sandwich good for you!
Hoof-and-mouth disease is what happens to food animals. Foot-in-mouth is an affliction that visits people. ;)
Yo Fred, why you lettin' Digger take pictures of Matilda on a bun?
I like the fact that the Potted Meat Museum has Kerry/Edwards gifts for your dog...