[Ansteorra] eating horses and cats, oh my

Mark.S Harris mark.s.harris at motorola.com
Mon Nov 26 08:13:08 PST 2001

It's surprising to me, considering the wide variety of other things
and creatures that were eaten in various places in the Middle Ages in
the cultures we study, but I've yet to see any evidence of any insects
being eaten, even in famine years. Nor, do I think I remember any
referances to eating snakes.

If someone has such evidence, I'd love to see it.

For those wondering what other strange critters might have been eaten,
check this file in the FOOD-MEATS section of the Florilegium:
exotic-meats-msg  (73K)  9/21/01    Period and SCA exotic meats. Swans,
                                       crawfish, dormice, cat.

Stefan li Rous
stefan at texas.net

Susan wrote:
> >Here in Arlington (elfsea), there are a couple of Vietnamese store that
> >sell chocolate covered ants . . . . I'm not sure about grasshoppers
> >though.
> >
> >Plus, anything has got to be better than Haggis.
> >
> >Gustave aft Blitzgarten
> My kids like to eat their ants plain, they say that they taste like Sweet
> Tarts.  I have only tried their favorites, the large black carpenter
> ants.  It is amusing as to how persuasive they are, a great many people
> have tried them on their recomendation.  The key advice, remove the
> mandables first.  Ant's got your tounge has quiet the ring to it....
> Only other insect I have eaten on purpose were Katidids.  Not bad, but
> don't care to again.  It is when the random moth is inhaled that I protest,
> wings on the back of the throat are annoying; but I can't imagine that I
> would like the crunchy carpace of the grasshopper.  Is there a certain
> season that Balsac prefers them?
> Susan the Curious
> Susan-the-Curious at swbell.net

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