Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let Them Eat Cat!

I have been traveling a lot over the last week, and the blog has suffered for it. I am back home now, and hope to resume a more normal posting schedule. However, I thought everyone might enjoy a more entertaining post. Something that has nothing to do with President Obama, Iran, or Global Warming. Eating cats...

I first stumbled across this story on the Drudge Report, and went to the Times UK article. I can't write a better intro than the the Times UK:

A top Italian food writer has been suspended indefinitely from the country’s version of the television programme Ready Steady Cook for recommending stewed cat to viewers as a “succulent dish”.

I really did laugh and laugh at this. The article goes on to explain that the Chef was raised in an area of Italy that was known to eat cat in time of economic hardship. The article tells of the terrible incident:

“I’ve eaten it myself and it’s a lot better than many other animals,” he [Chef Beppe Bigazzi] told viewers. “Better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon.” He said that for optimum flavour the meat should be “soaked in spring water for three days” before being stewed.

Personally, I think the story was just as funny as can be. I wish the Chef the best of luck as the network has placed him on indefinite leave. However, if my own cats don't mend their evil ways, I may have to write Chef Bigazzi for the recipe.

1 comment:

the anonymous guy said...

Funny. Some people even eat these things.