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    Exotic meats

    I have the chance to get my hands on a horse brisket (from my butcher who knows how much I love making brisket) I think it would be awesome to attempt, but my better half says she won't eat it. Translation: I won't get to try it.

    Has anybody ever tried making a smoked brisket from an animal other than beef?

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    Only rib tips which are the brisket of the pig, or at least part of it. Not very exotic.

    I'd have a real hard time eating horse.
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    Nope... Can't do horse. I've had bear, deer, bison, emu, and rabbit. All good, but horse... Nope just can't.
    McDonalds is the only freak meat I've eaten and it's been awhile since I've had that.
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    I'd have to try horse before I would say I can't eat horse. My wife is a picky eater though, she didn't even eat pork before I met her and it's taken me years to get her to even start trying it.

    If the animal is raised for slaughter, I don't see a problem in trying it.

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    I guess for me it simply boils down not eating animals that we humans create a bond with typically as pets. For me, eating a horse would be along the same lines as eating a dog or cat. Not that I can't do it, just wouldn't want to.
    If I was starving to death then those priorities would get reevaluated and the menu items start to expand and open up but I would really need to be literally starving before I could eat a horse, dog etc. Just my opinion.
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    I understand why a lot of people feel that eating a horse is taboo. I know I'm probably in the minority of North Americans who would try horse. I love meat so much that I would be willing to try any meat once before I decided I didn't want to eat it. Heck, I've even eaten sea urchin in sushi, and I vehemently suggest against it, unless you like eating something with with the texture of cold mucus.

    In French culture it's perfectly acceptable to eat horse, the same way there are cultures who do not keep dogs and cats as anything more than security and pest control and have no problems eating fragrant meat.

    I didn't start this post to rile anybody up, I was merely curious to see if we have any members who have an adventurous palate like I do.

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    Hi.

    I don't think anyone is offended by this thread. But I think we all have different viewing on the theme. for instance: In Norway we have guinea pigs as pets, but in south America they deep fry them. In china they eat dogs and horses. For me it's no problem as long as I don't have to eat it the same reasons mentioned earlier in this thread.

    a small link on the topic : | The Sun |News

    Don't feel bad tying.

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    I've owned two horses in my life that I should have eaten. lol

    Figure if I were born several thousand miles to the east or west, my menu would look a whole lot different.. and I'd be thankful to have it. (what ever it is)



    edited to add.... I did have to give up on raising meat rabbits. They were just too cute for me to process.
    Last edited by cowgirl; 11-02-2012 at 02:24 PM.

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    If I have an audience that will eat it, I'll make it. The people I cook for won't. I have to find some local food oddities people and start doing potlucks, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAdam View Post
    unless you like eating something with with the texture of cold mucus.
    Oysters come to mind! Yuk.
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