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(Telegraph)   Horse meat: It's splendidly healthy, with half the fat of beef and ten times the chloresterol busting Omega 3s. And apparently Gordon Ramsey wants us to eat it   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 265
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2007-05-16 01:24:59 AM
When I was in Slovenia there was a fast food joint called "Hot Horse". Basically, it was like the worlds biggest horseburger served with horseraddish and hot peppers. Freakin' awesome!
 
2007-05-16 01:25:34 AM
California, my home state, passed a law making it illegal to slaughter a California horse for human consumption.

farking dip sh*ts...

http://www.savethehorses.com/

otherwise I love Cali
 
2007-05-16 01:26:58 AM
Well now my school's favorite cheer during football games against our rival actually makes sense "We eat pony meat!". (We are the Wolves and they are the Mustangs)
 
2007-05-16 01:29:26 AM
farkingbush
Well now my school's favorite cheer during football games against our rival actually makes sense "We eat pony meat!".

Heheheh.

/Giggled like a schoolboy
 
2007-05-16 01:29:51 AM
It's only better because horses are cared for. If they were farmed like cows, their meat would suck just as much -- and if cows were treated as well as horses, they'd be plenty healthy enough.
 
2007-05-16 01:31:38 AM
Most americans ate glue in school. How much of a step is it?
 
2007-05-16 01:32:43 AM
Whatever you do, do NOT google "wiki dog meat".

They do not have Fark's image posting standards.
 
2007-05-16 01:32:47 AM
Sid_6.7: TheRealKlaatu: The horse is not kosher because of its cloven hooves, right? If I remember Mosaic law correctly.

Horses have one toe, which means not cloven. Mosaic law? Yes, you got that. Biology? Well...


Pigs have a cloven hoof, which makes them kosher under one definition, along with cattle, sheep, etc. But, kosher animals must chew their cud, so pigs are out. I imagine, that horses could be kosher if they were slaughtered correctly--in a manner which respects the life of the animal.
 
2007-05-16 01:34:04 AM
I'd love to hear an attempt at a rational and logical explanation for why it's okay to eat cows but not horses.

As far as I'm concerned; if it's nutritious (or sufficiently delicious), not poisonous, palatable, harvested ethically, and affordable; I'd eat it. I make an exception for eating people, but that's just a personal prejudice and I have no moral objection to eating human flesh, so long as it's obtained with the consent of it's prior owner.
 
2007-05-16 01:36:10 AM
JesseL

I'd love to hear an attempt at a rational and logical explanation for why it's okay to eat cows but not horses.

They're slower, dumber, and easier to catch.
 
2007-05-16 01:37:25 AM
JesseL
I'd love to hear an attempt at a rational and logical explanation for why it's okay to eat cows but not horses.

Horses run too damn fast.

Personally, I preffer to eat auroch beef.

/Mmmm, auroch
 
2007-05-16 01:37:56 AM
Solid State Vittles
I'd eat it. I'd eat dog if I was in Korea too. What the hell.



Same here.

Dogs, cats, horses, rats, whatever. Grill it up, and put it on a bun. I've got no hang-ups about the kind of meat.

Though I do care where it came from. If they're farm-raised, all the better. I'd prefer not to eat strays or street vermin unless I'm starving. They're dirty, and possibly diseased. (I tend to avoid beef from Wal-Mart for the same reasons.)

I'd even consider trying human, though just once. I'm saving it for when Ingrid Newkirk finally kicks off. She wanted to be BBQd. I'd like to do my part in converting her remains into poop. And maybe pick up a nice PETA-skin wallet as a momento...
 
2007-05-16 01:39:12 AM
I couldn't care less about how horse meat tastes or what health benefits there are too it- there's no good reason why it should be illegal.

/beef uber alles
 
2007-05-16 01:39:53 AM
The problem comes with the tendency to anthropomorphize animals and/or form attachments to them either in person or via pop culture - really, who wants to know that Flicka is on the dinner table? It's a completely normal aversion.

I think I'd try it at least once, especially if it came out of Ramsey's kitchen.

/Got over my issues with meeting my meal a few weeks ago while cleaning live softshell crabs.
//I thought it would be a grand idea to have races to see which one would hit the saute pan first.
 
2007-05-16 01:40:47 AM
Personally, I don't think I could eat horse meat because they're one of my favorite animals. I wouldn't be upset over someone else wanting to eat it, though. I'm not upset that dog is eaten in some places, and I don't see any Indians protesting my hamburgers. So why not?
 
2007-05-16 01:41:54 AM
Reminds me of how a friend was pulling the strings of some fancy dandy tea and linked me too this Then he (later admitted) went out to chinatown and bought the cheapest tea he came across, tea that they probably paid him to take. While brewing it he did his usual hubba promotion and somehow got me to taste it. It amazes me now that I actually tasted it. For the record, it looked black as sin and tasted like dog shiat! Ahhh, too trusting for my own good ...
 
2007-05-16 01:43:03 AM
I want a plate of everything. Cook it and plate it. Let's end the arguements once and for all. Cooking squirels and foie gras in one country isn't cool, but fish eggs are in another.

Just. Farking. Eat. Something. With. Sauce.

/when the bombs start dropping, you'll eat your dead neighbor and his cat.
 
2007-05-16 01:44:31 AM
Meats other than the regular cow/pig/sheep/chicken combo are super tasty and I've often asked why some animals are left uneaten.

Yak and kangaroo are both excellent.
 
2007-05-16 01:46:08 AM
I know this is a bit of a threadjack, but has any farker here eaten buffalo?.
 
2007-05-16 01:47:14 AM
I would really like to try horse. As with some of the other posters, I'd eat cat or dog too, given the opportunity. I have pet cat, but people have pet fish and eat fish, and others have pet birds and eat chicken or game birds. I mean, cruelty to me is treating an animal poorly, something many self-professed dog and cat lovers do every day. And cruelty is raising and processing animals at the rate required to meet the industry of fast food. If you eat beef, you can't honestly think that refusing to eat horse is a more humane choice. The reality is that the meat we eat comes from massive processing facilities that dont give a lick about treating animals humanely. Either accept that, or stop eating all meet, including sea food. Once you eat meat, all bets are off.
 
2007-05-16 01:47:50 AM
CygnusDarius

Yes. Its delicious.
 
2007-05-16 01:49:22 AM
CygnusDarius: I know this is a bit of a threadjack, but has any farker here eaten buffalo?

I've eaten american bison, if that's what you mean. Tasted like lean beef - not very exciting.
 
2007-05-16 01:54:10 AM
"I want to eat a swan. Is that wrong of me? I can't find anyone who will sell me a swanburger."

/Probably not too obscure
//Not for fark anyway...
 
2007-05-16 01:55:09 AM
CygnusDarius: ...has any farker here eaten buffalo?."

Yeah, they have it at WholeFoods, so I've prepared it a few times.
Just like beef, but a slight bit tangier with a lot more chew.
If you like venison, you'll love bufffalo, if not, I suggest sticking with cow.

Now, let's talk about gopher.
Good eats or no?

www.filmfodder.com
/they says it's not bad
 
2007-05-16 01:56:40 AM
It's also tough as hell.
 
2007-05-16 01:57:45 AM
JesseL> American bison? Yes. Lots of times. Very lean. Cooks WAY faster than beef, so you have to cut down not on the temps, but the time to cook it by at least 1/3.

To me they make better burgers than steaks, if you're grilling.

But the only way to know that is to make buffalos not on the endangered species list and keep them edible. And there are far more bison than horses in the food chain. Priorities and emotions I guess.
 
2007-05-16 01:59:09 AM
Well, you learn something new every day.

/wants a steak
//T-Bone
///Medium rare
////With mashed potatoes with gravy
//And a side of grilled veggies
//mmmmm
 
2007-05-16 01:59:39 AM
I've had buffalo. I didn't particularly enjoy the taste. It's a gamey form of beef. I prefer beef.

I've had kangaroo. It's not bad. Went to a restaurant in Australia that had a tasting menu of all their major edible critters. Croc, venison...can't remember all of them... 6 meats total. Yum.
 
2007-05-16 02:00:33 AM
CygnusDarius
I know this is a bit of a threadjack, but has any farker here eaten buffalo?



I've had it in burger-form. Though it was in a restaurant and dry as hell. They had to cook the shiat out of it (no pink allowed in ground meats) to keep the Food Police happy. =/ Still decent, but I wasn't impressed enough to pay the difference vs. good beef.

I almost picked up a few steaks at some "exotic foods" market we stopped at last time I ventured into a real city, but picked up a few pounds of emu instead. Sorta similar to a very lean beef. Also tasty, but again without a supplier anywhere nearby just way to expensive to bother with. I can get locally raised white face black Angus cheaper, so it's going to win most of the time.
 
2007-05-16 02:00:48 AM
Horse is pretty delicious actually. I had it in Japan served raw, thinly sliced, and with some onion on top.
 
2007-05-16 02:01:24 AM
I like horses as well, but I haven't hesitated to eat it (had some in both Belgium and France). I wouldn't eat dog though, not because they're cute, just because they're carnivores - too high on the food chain. All that living in cities and eating heavily processed "dog food" just leaves them full of nasty toxins.

And I'm with magic_patch, Yak is excellent, I had some in Nepal. A little tough at first, but with a couple days of aging it got a lot more tender. Lots of flavor.
 
2007-05-16 02:02:19 AM
UltimaCS 2007-05-16 01:06:12 AM
Anyone know the nutritional facts of a toddler?

No idea, check with Jonathan Swift on that one.
 
2007-05-16 02:02:26 AM
CygnusDarius:



Been there, eaten that. Others have said it, but I agree. Not to exciting. Leaner than most beef, and not bad (healthier, if I remember), but nothing to write home about really.
 
2007-05-16 02:02:44 AM
It was in France that I first encountered horsemeat. During a brief stint at a Parisian boarding school, it was occasionally served, poached and thinly sliced.

With toast, commonly referred to as "horseshiat on a shingle".
 
2007-05-16 02:02:59 AM
ohh and thank you CygnusDarius for the mashed potatoes slashie reference.
You reminded me to post the obligatory pic.

www.robsell.com
/because this thread would be worthless w/o it.
 
2007-05-16 02:04:37 AM
CygnusDarius, The same cuts to "buffalo" apply to beef too. Yes you can have a Beefy Buffalo T-bone. With a side of green beans.

/eat and be happy
 
2007-05-16 02:08:49 AM
fanbladesaresharp
CygnusDarius, The same cuts to "buffalo" apply to beef too. Yes you can have a Beefy Buffalo T-bone. With a side of green beans.

/eat and be happy


Really? Cool. Next time when I go to the US (a little to the north, I don't think they serve buffalo in Arizona) I'll try to order a cut.
 
2007-05-16 02:10:00 AM
If youre name is "Mr. Hands", please keep away from the horse meat.

/**shudder**
 
2007-05-16 02:10:26 AM
Ditto, Dave!.

I ate raw horse meat and it was really tasty.

Buffalo burgers are good. Elk also gets my thumbs up. And alligator nuggets, but I sort of ate that in a shack in Louisiana and had a feeling it was *quite* fresh. Subsequent alligator has been a let down.

But hands down two best pieces of meat I've ever eaten were, first runner up, smoked steak in Estes Park, CO, and winner, Kobe beef, Kobe, Japan. The cow wins out in the end.

/will travel for delicious carcass
 
2007-05-16 02:10:27 AM
Ithurtswhenidothis And I'm with magic_patch, Yak is excellent, I had some in Nepal. A little tough at first, but with a couple days of aging it got a lot more tender. Lots of flavor.

Why venison isn't sold along side of beef is beyond me. No shortage of deer in the US. Venison needs a couple days for the muscle to break down and be edible, like Yak it seems. Otherwise you're eating a brick.

/I don't care if Bambi is cute, I'm hungry.
 
2007-05-16 02:12:52 AM
Why is it "gross" to eat horse meat? Because its not common?

peoples opinions on shiat like this is just absurd. its just as good/bad as eating cow.
 
2007-05-16 02:14:08 AM
robbiedo Without the horse, there would be no such thing as Western civilization. Some respect please, they and their progeny deserve and earned our respect.


Give me a f*cking break, are you a ghey cowboy or what? Oh, and pass the A1.
 
2007-05-16 02:16:02 AM
If you're gonna eat meat, be morally consistant. :)
 
2007-05-16 02:16:33 AM
I had horse meat before. Tasty but pretty tough. If it was commonly sold here I would have it occasionally.

/has had venison, buffalo, Ox and Yak as well.
 
2007-05-16 02:16:54 AM
CygnusDarius: I know this is a bit of a threadjack, but has any farker here eaten buffalo?.

It's fairly common. Doesn't taste any different than regular cattle. I've also eaten ostrich, which is kind of stringy and a little tough. There's almost no fat in it. But, it tastes just like beef.
 
2007-05-16 02:16:58 AM
CygnusDarius fanbladesaresharp
CygnusDarius, The same cuts to "buffalo" apply to beef too. Yes you can have a Beefy Buffalo T-bone. With a side of green beans.

/eat and be happy

Really? Cool. Next time when I go to the US (a little to the north, I don't think they serve buffalo in Arizona) I'll try to order a cut.

You can get it in Arizona if you look for it, as with any of the big west states. I bought it last in Seattle. 5# of ground buffalo, 35 bucks. No it's not cheap, but it makes for tasty royal burgers. You have to pound the hell out of it into cube steaks for, steaks. There's almost no fat on it.

/insert pulp fiction reference to burgers.
 
2007-05-16 02:18:54 AM
Moose is better than beef.
Bear is not so good.
Alligator doesn't taste like anything else (kinda good, I think).
Walrus and seal are gross.
Alpaca is like beef and tofo mixed together.
Guinea Pig tastes like chicken.
Grasshoppers are yummy.
Zebra tastes like antelope.
 
2007-05-16 02:22:59 AM
I just had grasshoppers! In Oaxaca, Mexico!

/Crickets, I believe, but they called them grasshoppers.
 
2007-05-16 02:24:13 AM
@Cerebral Ballsy

No, but I hold a Ph.d. in Political Science. Do some research. In fact, if you're capable of reading more than the captions of comics, try a popular press history book: Jared Diamond, "Guns, Germs, and Steel." It will give you an appreciation how important horses were to the rise and dominance of Western Civilization, and how utterly unique horses are of all the large land mammals.

Remember the old saying, it is better to be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. It will serve you well.
 
2007-05-16 02:24:22 AM
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"You can still see where the jockey was beating it!"
 
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