[Ansteorra] eating horses and cats, oh my

Susan Wieland damaris1 at ev1.net
Wed Nov 21 14:13:02 PST 2001

"Mark.S Harris" wrote:

> Nope, I wouldn't eat my cats, either. Actually, I believe all of the
> recipes for horse that I highlight in the file below are actually
> from southwest Asia and not Europe. I believe the emphasis on
> knighthood and the horse, precluded them from regularly using
> horseflesh. However, if anyone does have recipes or other evidence
> for horse being eaten in Europe in the Middle Ages, I'd like to get it.
> In times of famine, all the rules disappear, including those on
> cannibalism, expecially when it involved the bodies of the "enemy".
> See the accounts of the Crusades for evidence on this. (Maybe I
> should finish the file for the Florilegium on canabalism).

Geez, all this talk about eating cats and horses.  Those are the only
animals I have on my ranch besides grasshoppers in summer.

(at home nursing a damn cold and therefore not riding, or brewing, or
blacksmithing :( )

Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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