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Re: the old canard "tastes like chicken"

2009/9/16 Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu>:
>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
>> On Behalf Of B tH
>> Forgot to mention - on Sunday, I got to eat a little bit of
>> rattlesnake that this friend of ours brought back from
>> Arizona or New Mexico.
>> The DO taste like chicken!
>> I haven't braved frog legs yet, so don't know if they do, too
>> - but this must be proof of the relationship between reptiles
>> and birds.
>> Right?
>> Don't look at me like that.
> Honest to goodness, frog legs always tasted halfway between freshwater
> teleost fish and "chicken" (i.e., reptile)!
> Deep fried alligator tastes like deep fried chicken (or, indeed, like deep
> fried anything...).

Obviously your visit to the UK (I assume you're coming to SVP) is long
overdue -- otherwise you'd know about this staple of our
internationally recognised cuisine: "The deep-fried Mars bar is a
symptom of a wider crisis" -- Nutritionist Ann Ralph, on the Scottish

More here, for those of you planning your British trips: