Where can I get good quality horse meat? Page 5

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  • Deleted user 16 January 2013 16:07:56
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  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:08:14 60,620 posts
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    meme wrote:
    A quick google suggests that horsemeat was fairly common in the UK right up until WW2.
    We used to eat anything that moved until quite recently. Rabbits were on every table in the country during the war.

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  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 16:11:32 23,781 posts
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    I've read that in medieval times, in Winter we practically ate the skies free of birds. No bird too small to be stuffed into something else and chowed down upon.

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  • Deleted user 16 January 2013 16:13:11
    All it'll really take is some shitty celebrity chef to come out and say "horsemeat is good, yum yum" and it'll suddenly be back in vogue in middle-class restaurants across the country for a while. Think it was Jamie Oliver who went on about Venison for Christmas dinner a few years back, immediately causing people called Sheridan to flock to Waitrose en-mass. None of them were thinking "noooo, not bambi".
  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 16:17:27 23,781 posts
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    I'd quite like mutton to make a comeback. Damn good in stews, longer life for the animal.

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  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:18:03 60,620 posts
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    Its like fois gras. Everyone gets their pants in a bunch about that but then at christmas they buy it by the bucketload.

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  • Humperfunk 16 Jan 2013 16:18:14 2,299 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a quality bottle of el vino that goes well with stallion?

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  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 16:20:05 23,781 posts
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    I thought only rich people ate fois gras?
    It sounds horrible. Innards in general aren't on my yum list at all.

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  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:20:57 60,620 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    I'd quite like mutton to make a comeback. Damn good in stews, longer life for the animal.
    Your problem is that mutton has always been seen as a cheaper cut but it costs a lot to rear. I love a good shoulder of mutton but no one can be arsed to rear it anymore except poncy lifestyle farmers.

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  • kalel 16 Jan 2013 16:21:43 88,523 posts
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    To be fair there's been a TV chef alliance to try and get people off cod and onto pollack for years, and it still hasn't worked.

    But that's because we all know that an environmental message is driving it and we don't really believe pollack is as tasty as cod, as if it were, we wouldn't have favoured cod in the first place.

    Whereas horse has got a touch of the exotic to it.
  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 16:21:55 23,781 posts
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    Can't you just eat wool sheep when they get on a bit?

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  • kalel 16 Jan 2013 16:23:37 88,523 posts
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    I've actually eaten Fois Grois at the Ivy. It was really nice.
  • kalel 16 Jan 2013 16:25:22 88,523 posts
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    I think both fois gras and veal are not quite the same thing in this country as in others. We have a slightly more humane version.
  • disusedgenius 16 Jan 2013 16:27:56 5,471 posts
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    Yeah, pink veal is basically just young cow, it's the whiter stuff which is the 'locked in a sun-starved cage' thing, iirc.

    Saying that the best steaks in the world come from beer-fed and massaged cows. Win some, lose some as cattle, I guess.
  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:28:49 60,620 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Can't you just eat wool sheep when they get on a bit?
    Different ways of farming. You dont fatten up a wool sheep, so when it reaches the end of its life, its not worth eating as such.

    With lambs you gorge them for five months then kill them. Its not cost effective to do that to a wool sheep for a few years, plus it makes them a pain in the balls to shear.

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  • LeoliansBro 16 Jan 2013 16:29:24 44,570 posts
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    Fois Gras is gorgeous, but undoubtedly cruel. I don't think we actually make it in this country though. Worth noting however that the geese get an otherwise luxurious free range existence, and let's compare to delicious spring lamb killed at 6 months old before we cast stones.

    As for veal, Rose Veal is acceptable (and delicious). Otherwise it's just not on.]

    Edit: months, not weeks.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 16:30:21 16-01-2013

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  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 16:29:48 23,781 posts
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    Slightly...
    Fois gras isn't very humane to us either way though, it's fat central.

    I never got over school liver, mind. I'd imagine nothing ruins liver like 1970's school liver with overcooked cabbage and concrete-like mash.

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  • Mr-Brett 16 Jan 2013 16:30:44 12,840 posts
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    @meme Ramsey tried in 2007 but it didn't really catch on, that could be because he's an unlikeable arse though.

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  • Deleted user 16 January 2013 16:31:48
    I hated liver as a kid, but I love it now. Liver with fried onions and bacon is delicious, probably in my top three of meals. But sadly Sam won't touch it with a forty-foot pole so I'm limited to days when we don't eat together. Plus it's expensive as all fuck here.
  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:33:14 60,620 posts
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    kalel wrote:

    But that's because we all know that an environmental message is driving it and we don't really believe pollack is as tasty as cod, as if it were, we wouldn't have favoured cod in the first place.
    Up your street, but I read an interview with a birdseye marketing bod who said they couldnt shift Hoki Fingers to save their lives. Then they realised they were high in omega 3 and rebranded them as OMEGA 3 FINGERS, marketed them to panicky parents and now they cant box them fast enough.

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  • Deleted user 16 January 2013 16:33:49
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    @meme Ramsey tried in 2007 but it didn't really catch on, that could be because he's an unlikeable arse though.
    Yeah, probably needs someone who's actually capable of stirring emotion.
  • kinky_mong 16 Jan 2013 16:34:00 10,535 posts
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    @Deckard1 You've been romanticising the connection between horse and human while forgetting the most obvious one, woman who grew up in well off families would probably hesitate to eat a creature that they lost their hymen to.

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  • LeoliansBro 16 Jan 2013 16:34:13 44,570 posts
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    Liver is very easy to fuck up. And steer clear of pig's liver, because you need it rare (or you'll chunder and swear off it) AND well done (or you'll chunder and die).

    Chicken livers are brilliant and great flash fried with Panang or Peri Peri.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:34:16 60,620 posts
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  • Deleted user 16 January 2013 16:35:17
    nickthegun wrote:
    Violent anger is an emotion.
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  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:37:29 60,620 posts
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  • sport 16 Jan 2013 16:42:56 12,776 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a nice Chianti to go with dinner tonight?
  • nickthegun 16 Jan 2013 16:51:23 60,620 posts
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    Do what they do on saturday kitchen. Go around the country at great expense and then wander into the local waitrose and read the info card off the front of the bins.

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  • mal 16 Jan 2013 17:36:21 22,728 posts
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    I always thought horses were the dumbest thing on four legs about, but I'm slightly surprised to find that apparently, they're more intelligent than cows. Still fucking stupid, but at least clever enough to realise that a sugar lump in a few miles beats that bit of grass just on the verge there.

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  • MetalDog 16 Jan 2013 17:40:48 23,781 posts
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    Horses are smart about some things and dumb as a box of rocks about others. Like dogs, their intelligence tends to peak where food is concerned =D

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