Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mountain lion tastes like...

Mountain lion tastes like...
I'm watching the Today Show and the guest chef in the cooking segment mentioned cooking it. He also said the meat is incredibly tender.
I don't think so! I mean, I'm sure it is tender and tastes like veal but it will not go down this pie hole. Do you know what 'nada' means?
I'm sure this chef didn't stumble upon nothing new. Americans have probably been eating mountain lion since the cats started eating us.
I enjoy food but not what I consider..."change." I have never eaten many things and that's not to say I never will eat these things. If I'm starving the lion's going down.
It probably has a lot to do with the first 'exotic' meat I ever ate. That would be squirrel. Back in the 60's there were many people out there shooting squirrels for food. Do people still shoot and eat squirrel in Illinois? Do you need a hunting license for squirrel? Where is my friend Sue, she's from Illinois too. I'm quite sure she doesn't hunt squirrel but she may know someone.
OKay, I remember my adopted Dad frying this. I don't remember if my Mom was actually in on this brilliant idea. I think I saw her roll her eyes a couple of times. If Dad cooked, she got out of the way and let Dad cook.
Anyway, if someone ever tells you it taste like chicken you might not necessarily believe it. This was not chicken...the meat is grey and tough. I think this might be mostly used in stews or soups.
I'm not going to go look it up because I don't care to care.
I have been offered snake, venison, rabbit, buffalo and emu. Oh, let's not forget turtle and frogs legs. No! The good news is that you can have it all for yourself!