On eating rat


I don't get what the big deal is. This whole germ argument, it's preposterous. So you don't eat them raw. Fine. I cook mine, well done in fact (it's not beef, after all).

And here's the thing--they're tasty, nutritious, and no one's out anything. You eat a rat, one more baby will grow to adulthood. No big deal. It's not like eating spotted owls, or anything.

Rats aren't that hard to catch either, not really. They're plentiful, they're great with mango and cranberry chutneys, and you can use the remnants to make some really nice throw rugs.

I just don't understand why so many people make a big deal out of it.

Come over and have nachos some time.


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    See? That's exactly what I'm talking about.

  2. I find it interesting that I have no problem whatsoever eating escargot, but ask me to eat any other insect and I'll want to throw up. Ask me to eat slugs, even, and I won't do it. But for some reason, snails are just fine.

  3. Hmm. You've given me something to think about. Perhaps this year for my birthday dinner, instead of beef stroganoff . . .

  4. Yes, I suppose that would.

    In other news, I rather perfer mine coal roasted. I've only eatten rat once...and it was on a survival trip. It was much better than the insects. Although ants have a delightfully lemony taste. Quite like a lemon head actually.....

  5. Ahem....

    *Sam the Eagle voice:

    You are all weirdos.

  6. .

    Now that I know you can catch ordinary garden snails and clean their system with a week on corn meal and eat them, my opinion of escargot has changed tremendously.

    I've never eaten ants, but have a cousin who told me he'd had some that tasted like anise.

    And Daltongirl--I send you my recipe.

  7. So when I was in France and ate about twenty escargot that were caught that very morning... you're saying that their systems weren't cleaned out? That was nine years ago, but I think I'm going to throw up...

  8. .

    I'm just sayin' what I read in the newspaper.