February 17, 2010

Now For Something Different Than Splodey Dopes

Splodey err, stewed cats! Not drunk mind you, cooked ones. That doesn't sound right either. PETA help me out here.

"Tastes better than pigeon"!

A top Italian food writer has been suspended indefinitely from the country’s version of the television programme Ready Steady Cook for recommending stewed cat to viewers as a “succulent dish”.

RAI, the public broadcasting network, said that it had dropped Beppe Bigazzi, 77, for offering the recipe on La Prova del Cuoco, which is broadcast at midday on the main channel. Its switchboard was inundated with complaints from viewers and animal rights groups. Bigazzi said that casserole of cat was a famous dish in his home region of Valdarno, Tuscany.

“I’ve eaten it myself and it’s a lot better than many other animals,” he told viewers. “Better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon.” He said that for optimum flavour the meat should be “soaked in spring water for three days” before being stewed.

Now that I have spoiled your dinner, move on... unless you also heart stewed cat. Click image for the delicious recipe!


h/t HA link thingy

By Stable Hand at 06:40 PM | Comments |