I'm liking the link, not the activity. I miss my guinea pig Dave.And here we have how to eat one! From Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/guinea-pig-last-supper
Reminds me of an ad I've just seen for 'Guinness Clear', i.e. a pint of water.The strange story of 'White Coke'.
While clear colas were a fad in the '90s (and I've seen clear coke from Japan in this day and age), it was invented after WWII for Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov.
He loved Coca Cola but wouldn't be seen imbibing such a running drink of capitalism so he asked the company to make it look like vodka. Thus, 'The colorless version of Coca-Cola was bottled using straight, clear glass bottles sporting a white cap with a red star in the middle.'
'While all goods entering the Soviet zone normally took weeks to be cleared by authorities, Coca-Cola shipments were never stopped.'
I've seen whole cooked chickens in a can in some USA grocery markets, and thought it was a dumb, somewhat gross idea.My father was the state manager of the company he worked for when I was a child. One Christmas, he was sent a hamper from a Japanese client which included an entire chicken (cooked) in a can. It was possibly the most revolting foodstuff I've ever encountered. Pale, soggy meat and a pile of bones in a mess of gelatinous goop. Almost 50 years later, I can still smell it.
+1, and here in the UK they’re:Several people upthread mentioned squirrels as human food. ...there's an official, legal squirrel hunting season in mid-autumn, when the little bastards are nice and fat and getting ready to hibernate.
Wild, forest-dwelling squirrels in season, though, are a different story. They eat nuts and fruit and acorns and peoples' garden crops, which renders them plump and downright palatable.
They're not bad! ...not nearly as good as deer meat, but tasty.
So if you're invited for lunch in certain parts of South America and someone says "Been devising new recipes, who wants to be the guinea pig?" run away.I saw them for sale in a South America. Looked like they had been run over by a steam roller and then deep fried, fur and all.
SkyFans of the sweet treat could soon find grubs up in their cornet with the fly larvae being touted as a high-protein and sustainable alternative to the traditional dairy-made frozen product.
While interest has been growing in insects as a more eco-friendly food source in the West, a South African food maker has gone a step further and used maggots harvested from flies as a basis for ice cream.
I sent a scorpion in a vodka flavoured lollipop to Fridesy once .. it was past its eat by date so I warned her about that but it raises two questions: how the fuck does anyone assess the use by date of a dead scorpion in a lollipop anyway and ... did she eat it just for a laugh? ..Mmmm, this looks good!
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Foodstuffs from this New Zealand based company have been recently popping up on my Instagram feed.
According tho their website:
A large whole roasted zebra tarantula, dipped in delicious 50% dark, dairy-free chocolate.
Approx. 1 Tarantula. / 4cm - 10cm
Our packaging: Outer box, 100% recyclable. Inner plastic, home compostable.
All of our insects are raised for human consumption and are sourced from sustainable, ethical and reputable farms throughout Asia and are prepared with care, here in New Zealand.
You can also get crickets, scorpions (in lollipop form too) and various other bugs. Also bug flour for all of your baking needs.
Here's their website: https://www.eatcrawlers.co.nz/
Such a thing was regularly served up at my school. The last one I ever had still had the surface of the tongue attached.I think a lot of people are not even familiar these days with the pressed tongues, which were traditionally served with a bit of lettuce and tomato as a salad. Warning: the tin contains whole tongues . . .
The beverage consists of a mummified human toe floating in a whiskey shot; patrons must let the digit – or its blackened nail – touch their lips in order to receive a certificate and qualify for admittance to the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.
“We usually don’t get frostbitten toes. Usually, they’re from gout or diabetes, or they’re lawnmowers or chainsaws or accidents … to get a frostbitten toe, that’s phenomenal.” There are currently three toes in use.
Pub near Gatwick used to do a nice squirrel and walnut pie...+1, and here in the UK they’re:
a) An invasive destructive pest species;
b) ... with no close season, so they can be taken all year round with no bag limits!
Who’s up for some “flightless partridge”?
Hmmm. Not sure there is much food value in even a large spider. Then there's the detail about the contents of the abdomen... yuck.
Pressed tongue is surprisingly popular. I used to cook it sometimes for the former Mr Snail. A few years back Techy mentioned it so I made him some too and he was suitably impressed.I think a lot of people are not even familiar these days with the pressed tongues, which were traditionally served with a bit of lettuce and tomato as a salad.
Reminds me of Kelly Monteith's joke about not wanting to eat anything that would taste him right back.Pressed tongue is surprisingly popular. I used to cook it sometimes for the former Mr Snail. A few years back Techy mentioned it so I made him some too and he was suitably impressed.
Probably the best part of the process is unpacking the raw tongue and chasing family members and visitors round the house with it.