[Sca-cooks] To cat or not to cat

Craig Daniel teucer at pobox.com
Thu Aug 2 13:39:26 PDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
> The author Ronald Searle was in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese early in 1942. He spent the rest of the WWII in a POW camp.
> I read his memoir about his experiences Ronald Searle: To the Kwai and Back, War Drawings 1939-1945 and remember quite vividly that he described that they ate a
> cat and her kittens for Christmas Day the one year. It was the first meat they had had for months. He weighed at one point only 6 stone or 84 pounds. I wouldn't
> begrudge anyone eating anything they could get their hands on under such circumstances.

Yeah, desperate circumstances will often drive people to do things
we'd be too squeamish for otherwise. However, I'm not sure that's
relevant to the question of de Nola's cat recipe, which is not an
emergency dish but rather notes that cats are good food.

 - Jaume

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