Mammal Menu (Extreme Cuisine)
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Book by Goldish, Meish
mammals. cow’s heart Fried Bat Bats are the only mammals that fly. Yet that hasn’t stopped some people in Thailand from catching them. Villagers simply place a net outside the entrance to the bats’ cave. When the furry fliers leave their home in search of food, they get trapped. Soon they are turned into a crispy treat. Before bats are cooked, their hair needs to be removed. Some people burn it off. Others skin the bat. The animal is then cut into small chunks. To prepare the dish,
In Kentucky and other southern states, however, some people eat another kind of mammal—squirrel. Sometimes cooks grill squirrel meat or use it to make a stew. Other times people just eat the animal’s brains! How are squirrel brains prepared? First, the animal’s head is shaved. Then it is fried and cracked open. The brains inside are now ready to be sucked out. Some people prepare squirrel brains in a different way. They scramble them in gravy or with eggs. People don’t get smarter by eating
dog 14–15, 22 England 8 France 8, 16, 22 Germany 8 haggis 10–11, 22 heart 4–5, 10, 22 horse 16–17, 22 Japan 16 Korea 15 meatballs 16–17, 22 Mongolia 19 mouse 12, 22 Peru 4, 22 pig 4, 8, 20 Scotland 8, 10–11, 22 sheep 4, 10, 20 Spain 8 squirrel 20–21, 22 Sweden 16 Thailand 6, 15, 22 Trinidad 8, 22 United States 20, 22 Vietnam 14, 22 Zambia 12, 22 Bibliography Hopkins, Jerry. Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People Eat. London: Bloomsbury (2004).
villagers first remove the animals’ insides. Next, they boil the mice in water and add salt. The small animals are then dried by the fire. They are now ready to be eaten with nshima—a thick cornmeal dish that people in Zambia eat each day for lunch and dinner. Mice can be healthful to eat. They are a good source of protein, which the human body uses to build bone and muscle. 12 13 Dog Dishes In most countries, dogs make great pets. In some places, however, they make a tasty meal. In parts
they’re also made from ground horse meat—and that’s not the only difference. They’re also eaten raw. Whoa! Now that’s some dish. It’s very simple to make horse meatballs. Just add one egg, garlic, salt, and pepper to the ground meat. Then shape it into balls. Some people place chopped onions around the meatballs and serve them with ketchup, olive oil, and soy sauce. The meat isn’t just tasty, it’s healthful, too. Horse meat has fewer calories than lean beef. Maybe that’s why cooks in Japan,