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Friday, February 20, 2009

Ornament or food?

Put this on the list of meats worth trying: Buttonquail.


Okay, maybe that's going to be a long shot. But maybe there is something to the idea - after all, wasn't there a movie ("The Graduate"?) where part of the plot is some kind of dinner club where everyone gets to dine on endangered species? I seem to recall Matthew Broderick babysitting a komodo dragon for this purpose.

But to dine on something simply because it is endangered seems a bit too unsophisticated. For example, if I were to ask to taste an endangered meat, I'd probably say coelacanth. Which is, incidentally, consumed in remote regions of Indonesia, although I hear the meat isn't so tasty.

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