Forget the Pig Ribs, Bring Me Some Horse Ribs
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes the French to convince you otherwise.
The French have decided that eating horse just isn’t their thing anymore.
What will they do with all those horses that are no longer suitable for riding schools? It used to be the animals were shipped to the butcher and ended up on some hoity-toity restaurant menu. But France’s other piece of famous meat, Brigitte Bardot, went on a rampage to get the French to stop eating Mr. Ed or Trigger or Seattle Slew.
When Brigitte Bardot got wind that they would be serving horse meat during the four-day event, she launched a media fatwa against the event…
Eating horses has fallen by 12 percent in two years and is now about 1% of the meat eaten in France
“Horse is indeed a French dish, but you’d be very hard-pressed to find it in any restaurants now,” said the chef at restaurant Le Central in Paris…
Apparently, the horse became acceptable at meal times when Napoleon’s surgeon-general said the famished soldiers should eat the dead horses on some battlefield.
I had Oxtail while in Paris once.
Bring on the horses.
Kentucky is out of it again. We have some beautiful horsemeat here, but none on the menu. Marijuana is the biggest cash crop, but no legal clinics, hemp grows like weeds, but because it’s pseudo-pot, it’s not legal to grow.
Nope, here in Kentucky, we eat the elegant pig, smoke the addictive tobacco, and remove beautiful mountaintops to get to ozone destroying coal.