[Sca-cooks] Why *X* and not *Y*?

James Prescott prescotj at telusplanet.net
Mon Jul 28 13:28:47 PDT 2008

Kangaroo steak is quite suggestive of beef, but significantly tastier 
(to my palate).
Very tender.

Emu steak, surprisingly since it is a bird, is also quite suggestive 
of beef, and
again significantly tastier (to my palate).  Very tender.

If you like your beef to taste bland, as many do especially in North 
America, then
you might not enjoy either the kangaroo or the emu.


At 4:01 PM -0400 7/28/08, Heleen Greenwald wrote:
>  Please...... What does kangaroo taste like?  And please don't say 
> chicken...... It's just that after reading this thread for a 
> while..... now I am curious as all get out.
>  It strikes me as curious that we  (used as a general pronoun) get 
> certain mind-sets that  *X* is OK to eat (ie,, beef) while *Y* is 
> NOT OK to eat  (ie dog) in this culture anyway. And I mean that as 
> an emotional reaction, not religious or dietary. I know that 
> (stupidly, I'm sure, I am sitting here wondering what kangaroo 
> tastes like, but if you were to give me a kana-burger... I'd gag 
> and not be able to eat it.  I grew up with tongue, which I remember 
> being delicious, but today I would gag on it.  That's just overly 
> emotional , not useful at all...... Thank You Spock..... OK, I;m 
> free-associating now.... I have to leave.....
>  ...... or why do they sell lamb, beef, chicken freely, or rather 
> commonly in supermarkets, but not deer? Or baby lamb, but not 
> mutton?  Can you get mutton freely in Britain?
>  Just wondering...
>  Phillipa
>  Have I been banished to the Rock?

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