The horse, of course, is the beef's main-course; outsourced!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Dothraki? Sounds like a Greek liqueur or folk dance or instrument or an instrument you play for drunken Greek folk dances or something.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

They are horse lords from Game of Thrones.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Ah. Not a drum or a sandwich made from heavily spiced leg of goat, or a piece of bitter invective, then? Could have sworn it was Greek for something.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

I was certain it was Romulan.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Naw, definently not greek.

I've tried Horse Steak when I was in Europe with my cousins, it ain't that bad. Also buffalo burgers are delicious. Not sure why so many people are dead set on cows, pigs, and chickens being the only things they'll eat. o.O

I'm so happy my friend's mom started a farmer's market in our town. Fresh beef from cow farmers nearby, fresh produce, and lots of cool little crafts as well. :D I love fresh food.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

View Poststrawhat89, on 22 January 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

saw a deskinned, eyeless body of what looked like a kitten.


I agree with another poster: a skinned bunny looks like nothing so much as a skinned cat. I've had rabbit, but don't care for it. While I've never, to my knowledge, eaten rat, rabbit is what I imagine it would taste like. A little too rich, stringy, dry; not entirely appealing.

Horse meets all the basic criteria for food; it's a grazing vegetarian. But, well, it's cute. Lamb is cute and we don't even let the poor kids grow up. Mutton is good, but American's don't eat it. It has a strong, distinctive taste. We prefer our meat be mysterious and tasteless. Real meat often tastes "grassy" unless intentionally denatured. Wild meat tastes "gamey." And, seriously, chicken does have a distinctive flavor that's not synonymous with bland.

People often seem uncomfortable with meat that tastes like meat. They'd prefer it tasted like nothing at all. Sort of protein in density, maybe a little burnt on the edges, but talk about what it ate and that's disgusting. McDonalds could switch to TVP today and few would notice. Perhaps they already have. Pink slime, anyone?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

Aw man, you have no clue how many people won't try the gyros at my parent's restaurant cause they have lamb in it. I mean, come on, it's just lamb?! D: I love the taste of lamb. Mutton is good, but never did care much for the taste. Buffalo is delicious, as is lamb, goat, various foul that arn't chicken, and tons of other animals. Don't even get me started on milk not from a cow, jeeze, goat milk and cheese tastes better and /is/ better than that stuff. *grumblemumble*
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

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A little too rich, stringy, dry; not entirely appealing.

I didn't think it was rich actually. Stringy and dry ya but not rich.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Aside from "interger".
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

I'm pretty sure I have eaten rat. Another restaurant I went once to got closed after a surprise inspection where they found rats being served as chicken. What with the meat being white and all.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

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gyros are greek tacos and therefore i approve of them.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

View Postishkabible, on 23 January 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I didn't think it was rich actually. Stringy and dry ya but not rich.


I'm looking for the right word and I'm afraid rich might be too ambiguous. The intended meaning is something you can't eat that much of before you're done with it. Dark meat is richer than light meat in this context.

When I go to my local Filipino place I usually order crispy pata. That is, a deep fried pig's foot. It's yummy, but the meat is "rich" and sometimes too much to finish. It is a wonderful thing to get your fill of chicharon, though.


View PostAthenaDX, on 22 January 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

many people won't try the gyros at my parent's restaurant cause they have lamb in it.


Their loss. Again, lamb has flavor. Also, people often don't know how to cook it. In many meats, the fat is tasty. The fat of sheep and goat is rather nasty. You have to render the fat out properly and then it's delectable.

Note, in the US, lamb is often what the Aussies call "two-tooth" which is a little more muttony. Also, most gyros I've come across use the shawarma log rather than straight up lamb, which is more of a meat loaf.

Non cow cheese? Well, goat milk actually doesn't behave the same as cow. The curds have no strecth. You simply can't make a cow cheese like a goat cheese and vice versa. Literally, different animal.

Some people refuse to leave their food comfort zone... we can but pity them.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

I think Andrew Zimmerman said it best in one of his shows. It was something along the lines of he tries everything at least twice and if it looks tasty then eat it. That is what I live by and there are foods I don't like but I will go back and try them again because the palate changes. I used to not like blue cheese at all and now I can't get enough of it, but I still can't do raw tomatoes.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

As long as it tastes good, is not illegal, and won't harm me. I don't care what kind of meat it is.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

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well in that case, let me introduce you to gabehabe...
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