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(BBC)   We've secretly replaced the fine beef burgers they usually serve with horse meat. Let's see if anyone can tell the difference   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-01-16 01:02:58 AM  

minoridiot: doglover: Horse meat is really good.

I'd pay extra for horse burgers.

Yes, it is very good.


I've had horse meat. I don't remember it being anything special. Tasted more or less like beef to me.

I've also eaten water buffalo, which also tastes pretty much like beef.  Hindus eat it in lieu of beef, since cows are sacred in Hinduism, but water buffalo aren't.
 
2013-01-16 01:04:19 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


YES!

Iiiiiii heard that!
 
2013-01-16 01:05:18 AM  
Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.
 
2013-01-16 01:08:56 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Agrees (nsfw language).
 
2013-01-16 01:10:37 AM  
brap:

And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Farmed domestic catfish is probably farmed domestic catfish.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:45 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What's the big deal about horse meat? I hear its as good as any other meat. Why not eat it, except that we usually don't.


Horses are companion animals. Same reason we don't eat dogs. Putting to slaughter something we bred to have a certain level of emotional intelligence would be kind of messed up.

I had it in Europe a couple times...personally, I don't think we're missing out.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:49 AM  
I've only ever had raw horse sushi. But it is easily the #2 tastiest sushi for me after tuna. I can only assume that, like tuna, it's good cooked as well.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:53 AM  

Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.


Yeah, I'm not getting the "sick" tag.
 
2013-01-16 01:14:20 AM  
FTFA:
Professor: "There is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process"

Agriculture Minister: The burgers pose no health risk. The Republic of Ireland probably has the best traceability and food safety in the world".


They're finding that 1 in 3 samples of "beef" is kind of horse-meaty, up to 29% by volume - and that they have no farking idea where it came from -- and yet the govt minister assures everyone with complete certainty that there's no risk from the mystery meat and that they know better than anyone where all of their meat comes from.

Guess what: "Governments lie"
 
2013-01-16 01:16:12 AM  
Soylent Green is PONIES!
 
2013-01-16 01:17:09 AM  
I like horses, but I will definitely eat them if necessary. I can't imagine they'd taste any worse, and I've eaten elk, bison, venison, rabbit... properly prepared, it's all meat. And all delicious.
 
2013-01-16 01:17:31 AM  
The last time I had horse it was horse tartare. Good stuff.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


Who is awesome? I don't know...
 
2013-01-16 01:18:39 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


Not sure where so many people get the notion that pigs eat trash. It's true that a portion of pig feed is made up of byproducts, but that doesn't make it trash. It's made up of things like brewers yeast left over from beer manufacturing, beat pulp from making sugar, potato peals from french fries and a host of other leftovers from fruit and vegetable type manufacturing. It's actually highly nutritious. In the wild pigs, or boars, are foragers and eat mostly leaves, grass, roots and fruits. As far as people who say pigs will eat their own shiat, that only happens if they're malnourished, sick and not being cared for properly.
 
2013-01-16 01:18:50 AM  
Having actually eaten horse meat in France, I can assure you that if you noticed the difference, it's only because it would taste better than beef.  Horse meat is delicious.  Or maybe it's just because it was the French who were cooking it and they can make pretty much anything taste good, I dunno.
 
2013-01-16 01:19:24 AM  
As someone whose wife was served a horse steak on our honeymoon, I am almost as amused as I was then. She, however, was not then and probably will not be now.

/glad I ordered the fish
//don't know what kind of fish it was, but it was fresh
 
2013-01-16 01:21:05 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


I don't know.
WAIT! I DIDN"T MEAN TO SAY THAT!
 
2013-01-16 01:22:27 AM  

Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]


That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).
 
A7
2013-01-16 01:23:09 AM  
We're all food.
Get over yourself.
 
2013-01-16 01:24:30 AM  
I'd eat it. And I'd make it breakfast the next morning.

i.chzbgr.com

No, seriously, Bourdain covered this last May. It's red meat. It's from a herbivore. How could it not taste good?
 
2013-01-16 01:24:53 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


You have no idea what modern pork farmers feed pigs, do you? It must be nice arguing from ignorance.
 
2013-01-16 01:26:14 AM  

sno man: Pretty sure none of these burgers would have been advertised as halal or kosher, but very not cool kids.
*checks tesco*
Ingredients
Beef (99.2%),Sea Salt ,Cracked Black Pepper
nothing about either, just that it's not currently available.


Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper aren't ingredients. They're the horses names.
 
2013-01-16 01:30:18 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


I've seen chickens eat the bugs growing on their recently deceased brethren. They love it! Birds are nasty farkers.

/I like chicken.
 
2013-01-16 01:31:10 AM  
horse has got to be better than tofu. if you have volunteered to eat tofu more than once, you are the fool.

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-16 01:32:50 AM  
Add me to the "what's so wrong with horse meat?" crowd. Not that I've ever knowingly eaten it, but I probably have. My understanding is it was a more historical objection - when horses were commonly used as beats of burden, any horse being sent to slaughter was probably old and tired and therefore the meat would have been of very poor quality. So if you're paying for beef and getting horse, you're being ripped off.

I've never heard the "companion animal" argument that was raised up thread. I suppose if you're a horse-person that might bother you, but me, I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon) and I don't care.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:12 AM  
Many old horses in the U.S are shipped to Mexico to be killed & slaughtered, where they don't have these silly hangups about eating horse meat while at the same time being perfectly OK with eating cow meat.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:51 AM  
phrawgh: Artificial calamari is delicious (as well as cheap and plentiful).

mmmmm, tasty bung.
 
2013-01-16 01:34:49 AM  

Cyberluddite: Having actually eaten horse meat in France, I can assure you that if you noticed the difference, it's only because it would taste better than beef.  Horse meat is delicious.  Or maybe it's just because it was the French who were cooking it and they can make pretty much anything taste good, I dunno.


Horse is mostly dependent on the prep. It was a French army cook who 'wrote the book' on how to prepare it, IIRC. On the recommendation of Napoleon's surgeon-in-chief, no less.
 
2013-01-16 01:35:25 AM  

willfullyobscure: Horse is good. fark load better than goat. No idea how you nasty motherfarkers eat goat.


In curry, of course.
It's excellent.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:06 AM  
"In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger"

i131.photobucket.com

NO ONE EXPECTS HORSE MEAT IN THE BURGER!
 
2013-01-16 01:36:38 AM  

ladyfortuna: Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]

That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).


My wife and I discussed it and, in the event of necessity, we'd eat someone else's pets, but not our own


/I love my wife
 
2013-01-16 01:36:42 AM  

postnobills: I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon)


For those of you who don't know what pigeon tastes like, this is a very high recommendation.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:33 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: horse has got to be better than tofu. if you have volunteered to eat tofu more than once, you are the fool.

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I like tofu. Particularly tofu fried in sesame ginger sauce and coconut dessert tofu. Then again, I'm not going to get all worried if someone says eating tofu isn't macho because I'm not a man.
 
2013-01-16 01:43:35 AM  
The Eastern European mob strikes again! Why? FTA, the meat is from Iceland, but Iceland sources from "two continental European third party suppliers."

Totally hilarious.
 
2013-01-16 01:45:24 AM  
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2013-01-16 01:48:46 AM  

0Icky0: postnobills: I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon)

For those of you who don't know what pigeon tastes like, this is a very high recommendation.


Damn straight. For burgers though, I'd say ostrich was better.
 
2013-01-16 01:50:40 AM  
It said there was no risk to health.
if this were the US I'd opine that horse meat has a greater chance of being more safe than the crap that passes for beef.  It's why it's called Mad COW disease.
 
2013-01-16 01:51:58 AM  

CipollinaFan: If the only person that noticed was the government then it does not really matter.
If it tastes good and it is not bad for you then what is the problem?


See Jungle, The.

I'm fine with unexpected meat sold as long as it's *labeled correctly*.

Would prefer more info than that but these days beggars choosers etc
 
2013-01-16 01:52:37 AM  
SN1987a goes boom:

Thank you!

/mobile
//no linkies
///you've enhanced my calm greatly.
 
2013-01-16 01:53:39 AM  
I've had horse steak before.

It was delicious, but it's not for everyone. Considering it's the UK, I'd be more concerned about the BEEF content...
 
2013-01-16 01:54:59 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: CipollinaFan: If the only person that noticed was the government then it does not really matter.
If it tastes good and it is not bad for you then what is the problem?

See Jungle, The.

I'm fine with unexpected meat sold as long as it's *labeled correctly*.

Would prefer more info than that but these days beggars choosers etc


That book put me off school lunch (and food in general) for weeks when they forced us to read it.
 
2013-01-16 01:55:26 AM  
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2013-01-16 01:55:35 AM  
Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

www.halles-grenoble.com

If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:02 AM  

PreMortem: Sick tag?

[blogs.suntimes.com image 425x236]


It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's Fritters!
 
2013-01-16 02:00:57 AM  

Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.


www.jonco48.com
 
2013-01-16 02:02:16 AM  
s2.postimage.org
 
2013-01-16 02:06:24 AM  

This thread makes Colonel Potter angry.

www.zz22.net

 
2013-01-16 02:17:06 AM  

Cyberluddite: Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

www.halles-grenoble.com

If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.


Uh...doesn't faux mean false? I think you got a shot of genuine imitation horse there


/my french is a bit rusty
 
2013-01-16 02:20:37 AM  
nmemkha:

I was waiting for this, oddly enough.
 
2013-01-16 02:20:42 AM  
Richard Harris ain't amused either, just hanging around
 
2013-01-16 02:21:10 AM  

Brainsick: ladyfortuna: Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]

That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).

My wife and I discussed it and, in the event of necessity, we'd eat someone else's pets, but not our own


/I love my wife


I'd have to be really, really desperate. Like Book Of Eli desperate. The little monster has a proven history of bringing back the live catch as well, so he's pretty safe even in the apocalypse.
 
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