[Ansteorra] eating horses and cats, oh my

Aurore Gaudin Aurore at hot.rr.com
Wed Nov 21 14:20:26 PST 2001

Cats and horses, you won't go hungry.  And where is the chocolate dipped
grasshoppers?)  Nice summer treat.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Wieland" <damaris1 at ev1.net>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] eating horses and cats, oh my

> "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.
> Damaris
> (at home nursing a damn cold and therefore not riding, or brewing, or
> blacksmithing :( )
> --
> Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
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