Sounds like something Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala would sell…
Residents downstream of China's controversial Three Gorges Dam in Hunan province have responded in traditional fashion to a plague of two billion rats forced into farmland by rising water levels - by offering them to restaurants in neighbouring Guangdong province, the home of "if it's edible, we'll eat it" Cantonese cuisine. …
The economics are as follows: farmers pocket around six to ten yuan a kilogram (20 to 35 pence a pound in old money, the Telegraph helpfully adds), while Cantonese restaurants knock it out as delicious rat stew for up to four quid a pound
Just yesterday I beleive came the comment from the chap riled by a mix of metric and imperial. I wonder how angry the added currency variable made him.
Compare yuan per kilo with GBP per pound. Sounds like a trick question from a GCSE paper, except this one doesn't have the answer right after it or award points for getting your name right!
the *whole* China-thing is bloody desaster, pretty much like Russia (no offense to any particular Chinese or Russians meant). So the Chinese eat rats, huh? Too funny. I'd rather be worried about all the other things they eat. Remember the Cold War, when for some reason we were not totally dependent on Russian ressources and gas was cheap nontheless? Or do I mix things up?
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While some household blenders may not be up to the task, a bit of preparation with household cleaving instruments should suffice. Have you watched "Yan can cook" on TV?
There is also the option of "juicers", which do have the ability chop and separate hard materials from their essential liquids.
Just a thought for those experiencing a windfall of hard-to-prepare mammals.
You want some of this?
What is it?
How do you eat that?
First you cut off the head and the tail.
Then you gut it.
It's all a matter of the sauce.
You don't just plop down warm rodent on a plate and say:
''Here's your river rat. Would you like white or red wine?''
Why isnt the following the first thing that came to mind when you read the story ?
Baldrick: Right, how about a nice meal, while you chew it over?
Blackadder: [suspicious] What's on the menu?
Baldrick: Rat. [shows him a big black rat] Saute or fricassee.
Blackadder: [peers at the rat] Oh, the agony of choice. Saute involves...?
Baldrick: Well, you take the freshly shaved rat, and you marinade it in a puddle for a while.
Blackadder: Hmm, for how long?
Baldrick: Until it's drowned. Then you stretch it out under a hot light bulb, then you get within dashing distance of the latrine, and then you scoff it right down.
Blackadder: So that's sauteing, and fricasseeing?
Baldrick: Exactly the same, just a slightly bigger rat.
In one of the greater injustices perpetrated on the innocent in this world they tried to force the learning of Latin on me at high school. One of the few things I remember is that they had this same problem in Ancient Rome:-
Ceasar adsum iam forte,
Pompei ad erat.
Ceasar sic in omnibus,
Pompei sic in at.
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