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(Sky.com)   Someone's goose is going to be cooked if they ever find out who barbecued one of the Queen's swans at Windsor Castle   (news.sky.com) divider line 77
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2013-08-21 03:15:27 PM
Tastes like chicken.
 
2013-08-21 03:18:49 PM
www.whiteswanbarbeque.com

They can call it chicken, but they're not fooling anyone.
 
2013-08-21 03:20:58 PM

Thisbymaster: If your going to kill a bird at least dress it


www.gooseclothes.net with clicky goodness.
 
2013-08-21 03:23:12 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-08-21 03:27:26 PM
So, this article calls the killing and eating this particular bird "gruesome"; "absolutely disgusting"; "absolutely disgraceful"; "disgusting" (again); "selfish and wrong"; someone was "appalled"; it was "absolutely shocking"; and finally "quite a shock". FARK: The last sentence of the article says that "Cygnets [young swans] were highly prized for their gourmet qualities and were often served at banquets." So, real issue is that the poachers should have eaten a gourmet baby swan, not this disgusting adult.

In memory of this swan, I'm going to eat fried chicken tonight. I think I've read that KFC uses only birds that have barely reached maturity, not disgusting adult chickens.
 
2013-08-21 03:42:28 PM
Fark the Queen and fark her swans, which I am sure she worked very hard for.
 
2013-08-21 03:48:34 PM

brantgoose: In falconry, for another example, Emperors had the right to use eagles, Kings had the exclusive right to peregrine falcons (as Middle Eastern royalty still do, seeing as they are very expensive birds to buy), and right on down to sparrow hawks, which could be used by upper class women, presumably to hunt very small birds indeed as they get their name from their usual prey.



Do you have a cite for that?  That sounds like pseudo-historical BS.
There usually aren't any agreements that govern all European emperors and kings.  That's why we call them "sovereigns."
 
2013-08-21 03:49:40 PM
 
2013-08-21 03:50:53 PM

illannoyin: My first suspicions would be those those incorrigible lads from Porter house. But, they are allowed two swans for their yearly banquet so it couldn't have been them.
/That's right, I'm an American and I know that
//You just had your preconceptions invalidated


What the fark are you talking about?
 
2013-08-21 04:01:33 PM

jaksmata: So, this article calls the killing and eating this particular bird "gruesome"; "absolutely disgusting"; "absolutely disgraceful"; "disgusting" (again); "selfish and wrong"; someone was "appalled"; it was "absolutely shocking"; and finally "quite a shock". FARK: The last sentence of the article says that "Cygnets [young swans] were highly prized for their gourmet qualities and were often served at banquets." So, real issue is that the poachers should have eaten a gourmet baby swan, not this disgusting adult.

In memory of this swan, I'm going to eat fried chicken tonight. I think I've read that KFC uses only birds that have barely reached maturity, not disgusting adult chickens.


The problem with KFC is the Fried Chicken goes through you like shiat through a goose. Swan make nice soft toilet paper coincidentally.
 
2013-08-21 04:02:27 PM

Shostie: I mean, at least CLEAN the thing first, you savages.


I assume that was the only reason for the sick tag.  swans probably taste awesome.  especially if cooked whole over a fire.  (i mean, geese are awesome, how could a swan not be as awesome?... wait, is a swan a goose?)

otherwise, reminds me of the robin hood movie with the kid being chased by soldiers for poaching a deer.
 
2013-08-21 04:03:34 PM

Whiskey Dickens: What the fark are you talking about?


Various institutions, colleges and lords of obscure Scottish islands have been granted the right to serve a certain number of swans each year at a banquet.
 
2013-08-21 04:08:56 PM
No Pecking duck from Christmas story.
 
2013-08-21 04:13:18 PM

Copper Spork: Whiskey Dickens: What the fark are you talking about?

Various institutions, colleges and lords of obscure Scottish islands have been granted the right to serve a certain number of swans each year at a banquet.


I understand the process, I'm wondering what the Porter house is.  Google returns nothing.
 
2013-08-21 04:13:27 PM

jaksmata: So, this article calls the killing and eating this particular bird "gruesome"; "absolutely disgusting"; "absolutely disgraceful"; "disgusting" (again); "selfish and wrong"; someone was "appalled"; it was "absolutely shocking"; and finally "quite a shock". FARK: The last sentence of the article says that "Cygnets [young swans] were highly prized for their gourmet qualities and were often served at banquets." So, real issue is that the poachers should have eaten a gourmet baby swan, not this disgusting adult.



I believe that the angst is directed at the manner in which the swan was prepared. A true epicure would have gutted and plucked the bird before hanging it to age for a few days. When roasting, proper basting of the skin is critical to the overall success of the meal. As there was no mention whatsoever regarding side dishes (and not so much as a by your by regarding a soup course) one must conclude that the stereotype of English cooking would not apply to the person being interviewed in TFA.
 
2013-08-21 04:18:16 PM

Whiskey Dickens: brantgoose: In falconry, for another example, Emperors had the right to use eagles, Kings had the exclusive right to peregrine falcons (as Middle Eastern royalty still do, seeing as they are very expensive birds to buy), and right on down to sparrow hawks, which could be used by upper class women, presumably to hunt very small birds indeed as they get their name from their usual prey.


Do you have a cite for that?  That sounds like pseudo-historical BS.


The Boke of Seynt Albans (1486) has a list of hunting birds appropriate to each rank of English society.

Load of bunk, apparently.

See also: A Kestrel for a Knave.
 
2013-08-21 04:24:18 PM
i.imgur.com

The best guess is Harold Saxon.
 
2013-08-21 04:24:20 PM

naughtyrev: FTFA: "Park wardens made the gruesome discovery in Windsor, Berkshire, at 3pm on Sunday, and called Swan Lifeline, which cares for sick or injured birds along the Thames."

The wardens found it cooked with its meat stripped off - what were the rescue folks going to do?


One of these is relevant:

Helivets

or

Animal Clinic
 
2013-08-21 04:53:09 PM
What kind of beer goes best with roasted swan? Maybe a British room-temperature lager?
 
2013-08-21 05:17:23 PM
The worst thing is that Swans mate for life. I don't know how amenable they are to finding a new mate. So, this person removed half of a breeding pair. Very sad.
 
2013-08-21 05:18:43 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Copper Spork: Whiskey Dickens: What the fark are you talking about?

Various institutions, colleges and lords of obscure Scottish islands have been granted the right to serve a certain number of swans each year at a banquet.

I understand the process, I'm wondering what the Porter house is.  Google returns nothing.


Might be a book called Porterhouse Blue, by Tom Sharpe - about an English University (Oxford I think) - that mentions eating swans. It's about 20 years since I read it so it's all a bit vague.

As for the swans, my money is on Polish people- they've done it before in either the UK or Ireland.
 
2013-08-21 05:21:46 PM

tigerose: The worst thing is that Swans mate for life. I don't know how amenable they are to finding a new mate. So, this person removed half of a breeding pair. Very sad.


"Usually" mate for life. Also, it's not as if the swan's living partner will necessarily be lonely for the rest of its life; swans are one of the few species that can divert to homosexuality in times of loneliness.
 
2013-08-21 05:24:41 PM

DubtodaIll: I have', answered Gargantua, 'by a long and curious experience found out a means to wipe my bum. The most lordly, the most excellent, the most convenient that was ever seen. I have wiped my tail with a hen, with a cock, with a pullet, with a calf's skin, with a hare, with a pigeon, with a cormorant, with an attorney's bag, with a Montero, with a falconer's lure. But to conclude, I say and maintain that of all the torcheculs, arsewisps, bumfodders, tail-napkins, bunghole cleansers, and wipe-breeches, there is none in the world comparable to the neck of a goose, that is well downed, if you hold her head betwixt your legs. And believe me therein upon mine honour, for you will thereby feel in your nockhole a most wonderful pleasure, both in regard of the softness of the said down and of the temporate heat of the goose, which is easily communicated to the bum-gut and the rest of the inwards, in so far as to come even to the regions of the heart and brains.


Ok, you owe me a new keyboard for posting that.
 
2013-08-21 07:11:54 PM
Has anyone determined what the Queen was served that day?
 
2013-08-21 10:43:48 PM

Whiskey Dickens: I'm wondering what the Porter house is.  Google returns nothing.


It's where Mr. Porter lives, but that's not important now.
 
2013-08-22 01:03:15 AM
Sounds like it was a hungry homeless person.  The wrinkled prune will never miss it.
 
2013-08-22 03:12:34 AM

boinkingbill: Sounds like it was a hungry homeless person.  The wrinkled prune will never miss it.


Wait, they were serving prunes, too?
 
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