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Donkey meat anyone?

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Donkey meat anyone?

It's true.
A Donkey meat restaurant has opened up in Scarborough, Ontario.
To quote the article "Before you freak out: donkey meat is considered a delicacy offered in China and some parts of Asia. And it's long been rumoured that some Italian mortadella might contain a little bit of donkey meat too..."
Source: https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2019/1 ... t-toronto/
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The Italians would turn anything into sausages. Small horses in the Basque country caled pottoks were nearly driven into extinction when they fell out of fashion and the Italians came to buy them by the boat load. I'm sure if you ask for meat something in Egypt and other nearby places, it is likely to be camel but also could be donkey.
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Antelopes in some of the African countries too. Grilled or fried crickets were a staple street food where I grew up. Donkey is part of the horse family, horse meat was a staple in France, up to the mid 90's. I remember it being available in Montreal in the 80's. It's really North American sensitivities on anthropomorphism about domesticated animals that drives these phobia of eating one animal but another.
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my0gr81 wrote: Antelopes in some of the African countries too. Grilled or fried crickets were a staple street food where I grew up. Donkey is part of the horse family, horse meat was a staple in France, up to the mid 90's. I remember it being available in Montreal in the 80's. It's really North American sensitivities on anthropomorphism about domesticated animals that drives these phobia of eating one animal but another.
Agree. Had a friend who grew up on a farm in Quebec in the 60/70s and she said being from a poor family, they ate everything. Probably the same in most of the world ex North America; though would guess it was the same with the native Canadians/Americans but they were viewed as less than peers over time. Instead we tend to view things that we don't consider "normal" as "backward" .
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I bought smoked horse meat (like prosciutto, maybe more like schinken) at Dutch Toko in Guelph years ago...cured like this it wasn't much different than pork. Not something you often find for sale.
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how long before the animal activist brigade will be protesting in front of that restaurant?
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lecale wrote: I bought smoked horse meat (like prosciutto, maybe more like schinken) at Dutch Toko in Guelph years ago...cured like this it wasn't much different than pork. Not something you often find for sale.
It's my favourite way to enjoy horse, you can find it at many Dutch stores with a deli. There is also a restaurant in downtown Toronto where you can enjoy some horse, though I admit my last visit was about 2 yeara ago now.

As for the topic at hand, I'd try it.

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