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Re: the old canard "tastes like chicken"

On Wed, Sep 16th, 2009 at 11:41 AM, "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com> 

> You've been beaten to the punch:
> http://improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume4/v4i4/chicken.htm
> According to their findings, a chicken taste is the ancestral trait
> for all tetrapods. I have to question some of their scorings, though
> -- I had kangaroo meat recently (although not Dendrolagus, I think)
> and it tasted nothing like chicken -- more like venison or calf liver.

Kangaroo has a gamey-taste very unlike chicken, and as you remarked is often 
compared to 

My cat eats a lot of 'roo meat (here in Australia it's mostly used as pet food, 
which seems like a 
waste of good low-fat meat to me). He loves it, but he doesn't think much of 
chicken. Since there's 
no more discerning food critic than a spoiled cat, I'd say that pretty much 
proves their dissimilar 

It's often said that crocodile meat tastes like chicken - but that's mostly due 
to the fact that farmed 
crocs have a lot of chicken in their diet. Apparently crocs that eat mostly 
fish have a slight fishy 
taste to them.


Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj