Does anyone ever eat any different or unusual meats? Different, as in that you can’t (normally) go to your local butcher or supermarket and pick it up off the shelf.
There was a continental market in town this weekend so I wandered down to see what was on sale. There was a French stall selling bread, croissants and other non exciting French stuff. Then other countries were represented by stalls; Germany, Spain, Italy etc. I stood listening and watching the Germans make sausages for a while. I always get slightly awe struck and fascinated when I hear/see people are from abroad (what can I say, I’m easily pleased). As if they get here by magic without such things as metal birds and boats. In about 5 seconds I’ve already invented a life for them and picture them at home – which confirms them all wearing lederhosen all day, everyday. Anyway, I digress…
There was a stall different meats: kangaroo, ostrich, crocodile, wild boar and a few others I can’t remember. They sell some of these at Glastonbury Festival too, but never knowing how well these would be received by my bowels I’ve always avoided them (Glastonbury is not the place to be trying new stuff which may give you frequent bowel movements)!
Anyway, I opted to purchase a piece of Skippy and some Ostrich burgers. I can confirm both as being very nice and neither tasted ‘just like chicken’. I did prefer the ostrich though, it just seemed to be a bit more meatier.
I mentioned my purchases in work today and everyone looked at me as if I had two heads. Then, after contemplating it for a second, decided they’d probably try it too. So (if you are a meat eater), have you tried different/odd/unusual/alternative meats which are not normally on sale at supermarkets?