[Sca-cooks] To cat or not to cat
otsisto at socket.net
Fri Aug 3 16:28:00 PDT 2012
In the Midwest, those that have had opossum find that there is more fat then
meat so it is not top o' the list for eating. Polecat, I was raised with it
to mean skunk but the web says that it is a weasel/ferret. The former
doesn't sound that appetizing and the latter, besides the current pet factor
would feel akin to eating a rat which is not top of the meats to eat list,
not even the 20.
You can find rabbits in some grocery stores and some specialty stores have
squirrel. The latter reminds me of eating quail, little meat, little bones.
Possum (Australian not American possum) would put people off because of the
risk of TB. Rabbit is not commonly available in shops, but since it is a
national pest large numbers of rabbits are shot. I still like to shoot
bunnies and possums whenever I get the chance. So many families have
favourite recipes. I have had a couple of stews including at SCA events.
Lots of small bones, and variable flavour as it depends on the forage, etc.,
but mostly reasonable meat.
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