[Sca-cooks] A curious question about the rotted meat mythos
sclemenger at msn.com
Wed Mar 12 20:35:30 PDT 2008
I just saw a bit about that on PBS...It was actually really interesting. Apparently, the shark meat, raw, contains stuff that would poison a human being (something ammonia-related), and the prolonged, uh, process that the shark goes through renders it edible for people. The smell's apparently pretty awful though, because of the ammonia-stuff leaching out. The piece the fellow was using to test the doneness had an appearance (on screen) of a solid, creamy-white cheese. Didn't look much at all like the raw stuff.
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From: Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius<mailto:adamantius1 at verizon.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] A curious question about the rotted meat mythos
On Mar 12, 2008, at 8:53 PM, Kimberly Vallance wrote:
> Greetings list,
> Ok I know that Rotten meat myth is a big thorn in most of our sides.
> But how
> much of a myth is it really? This question comes from me watching
> foods which presents unusual cultural foods. recently it was on what
> be rotted meat to most Americans, hakarl (rotten shark meat).
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