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Saturday, 8 March 2008

Squirrel on the menu

Its true then , my sister wasn't having me on with her early morning text . Having taken her Hexhan Courant back to bed due to the storms outside she informed me that the latest delicacy on themenu at Matfen Hall country club was squirrel with chestnuts( obviously with a much posher title) . Having done my research Dining menu this seems unlikely until I discover this Shop Supplies Posh Restaurant With Squirrel Meat (from The Northern Echo) . Oh dear , it seems fine diners in the region are indeed tucking into poor defenceless little rodents . I don't get it . Why would they ? As Laura herself noted its tantamount to eating a guinea pig and after all squirrels at the best of times are regarded as vermin surely . Who would want to eat one on any grounds ? I personally think that apart from aesthetic grounds , the texture would be all wrong . The bushy tail and nibbbling face would be at the forefront of the mind as one carved . The store of nuts and the cute way they run up treees and pose for photos . No , its just not right .
I can feel a letter to Matfen Hall coming on .

3 comments:

BetteJo said...

E-e-e-w. I'd rather see the squirrel in my birdhouse than on my plate.

MsCatCalls said...

Exactly ... its gross isnt it . Or minging as Nat would say ....

Silliyak said...

I saw a story the other day about England's native squirrels being decimated by immigrant squirrels (Over sexed and over here as it were) And there being groups that hunt down the intruders. Perhaps these are being put on menus rather than waste the meat. Dunno

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