Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Pet Food

Before

This week, I seem to have been hearing a lot about food and feasting. Not here, but in the US, where they're limbering up for a day of celebration and excess. I thought that this blog should get into the spirit of things with a cookery post.

You'll no doubt be familiar with Guniea Pigs. You may know that they were originally bred in captivity for their meat. This makes sense, after all, they are quite plump creatures. They are still eaten in Peru.

In case you need a novel and "different" dish for Thursday's celebrations, or perhaps Christmas, I have found some recipes. Before you all rush off to the pet shop, or your child's room, I do have one word of caution - please check that you're not breaking the law. Apparently the consumption of this nourishing meal is illegal in New York City, although it is okay in the rest of the state.

If you don't have any Guinea pigs to hand, you might want to check your local laws with regards to dogs. Cats don't seem to be considered much of a delicacy anywhere. Which is a pity, as there are far too many of them about, and they could do with a predator.

If you have squeemish guests, then you may wish to save this dish until you want to get rid of them. I remember seeing an interview many years ago with a couple who kept a placenta in the freezer. When their guests overstayed their welcome, they would remark that it was time for supper, and that they had something special to fry up. It worked every time.

Bon Appetit!

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22 comments:

Bee said...

You have accopmlished your mission. I have now lost my appetite for a year or so.
I'll thank you again once I've lost the weight I've been trying to get rid of for the past few years.

Jean Knee said...

oh my word, the little creatures faces are still attached.

I bet they would make good eating though. I suspect I ate dog one drunken evening in a dive bar. It was disguised in a tamale but I know those recent immigrants put FiFi right in the pot.

if only I had thought of this post first, all the good ideas are thought of by other people, drat

Bee said...

mmmmm... Yummy dog tamales made by recent immigrants...

Jean Knee said...

Bee, I'm not lying they were the best tamales I've ever tasted.

the dog added a certain little zing

Bee said...

You mean it has an extra bite?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

As always, I'm glad to be of service. Just let me know if your appetite starts to come back, and I'll see what I can do.

Jean Knee:

They serve them whole so that people know they're not sneakily serving fido instead. Of course, I'm not sure you'd notice if they substituted something like groundhog.

Jean Knee said...

hmmmmm

Jean Knee said...

knock, knock

Bee said...

who's there?

Jean Knee said...

OJ

Bee said...

OJ, who?

Jean Knee said...

OJ's a homicidal maniac who should fry in the electric chair

Jean Knee said...
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Bee said...

AAARGGGHHH! You scared me!

Bee said...

Did he try to delete you? OJ I mean.

Jean Knee said...

prolly

no I always post comments twice lately
ain't it crazy?

Bee said...

YEAH A LITTLE... So what's up with the puppy you kilted?? Are you gonna cook him?

Jean Knee said...

no, I left him in the road for the buzzards to pick over.

let's leave this blog, nothin happenin

Bee said...

Po-or po-or pu-ppy!!!

Brian o Vretanos said...

OJ:

Jean Knee's comments represent her own opinion, and do not necessarily reflect my opinion. Please don't sue me. Or kill me.

PS:

Please don't kill Jean Knee either She loves you really - your BBL is her most treasured possession...

Magdalene said...

Yeuck. I know a woman who went to Peru and had to eat guinea pig out of politeness. This weekend, I also met a man who told me that he once got stopped by the police with a plastic carrier bag in either hand. One bag contained a kilo of fresh marijuana and the other contained his wife's recently delivered placenta. I was quite disappointed when he said that they didn't actually search the bags. There are some right funny folks about.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Magdalene:

It's amazing what people carry around in plastic bags.

I'm not very adventurous when it comes to eating, so like your friend, I'd only eat something like GP if I felt pressured into it.

Come to think of it I'm not very adventurous when it comes to holidays, but at least they don't make you eat things like that in Burnham...