[Sca-cooks] food laws
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 30 21:37:22 PDT 2008
On Aug 31, 2008, at 1:27 AM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:
> A capybara is a very large rodent, I believe it is native to South
> and possibly Central America. About as large as a medium-sized pig,
> as I recall.
> Kinda cute, actually... I wonder if any of the big ones were native
> to Florida? We had a lot of very large mammals in Florida, from the
> blurb on Fossil Vertebrates of Florida it's a distinct possibility,
> have to look it up.
> Ok, that's enough channeling the geologist-in-training, I'm going to
> bed now. Hold a good thought for those in the path of Gustav.
> Isabella de la Gryffin
> Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
> Frank Zappa
Another [remote] possibility is that where capybara was written, coypu/
nutria was meant. I consider this only because the coypu is, like the
capybara, large (although not as large as the capybara), edible, and
more likely to be found in the Southern US than a capybara. And the
name is vaguely similar...
Or we can just take Fra Niccolo at his word, since I can think of many
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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