My brother is a big fan of cooking shows. He literally can’t get enough of them and you can see his eyes light up when his favourites come on to the box. In fact we make jokes about such programs being “foodie porn”. Personally I like watching Nigella Lawson but the food she cooks does not have that much to do with it. Mostly I am content to watch such programs only if I am really waiting for something better to start.
A top Italian food writer has been “suspended indefinitely” from the Italian version of Ready, Steady, Cook for recommending .stewed cat to viewers as a “succulent dish”
RAI, the public broadcasting television network, said that it had dropped Beppe Bigazzi, 77, for making the suggestion on Prova del Cuoco, which is broadcast at midday before the one o’clock lunchtime news on RAI Uno, the main channel. The RAI switchboard was inundated with complaints from viewers and animal rights groups.
Recommending “casserole of cat”, Mr Bigazzi said it was a famous dish in his home region of Valdarno, the area of Tuscany around Arezzo. “I’ve eaten it myself, and it’s a lot better than many other animals,” he told viewers. “Better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon.”
You see the slaves of cats are a jealous lot who are very keen to punish anyone who dares to demean their masters by suggesting that they might actually be tasty if cooked right. Even if those suggestions are in fact made in jest as it appears to be in this instance. Actually given the way that many cat owners spoil and overfeed their feline companions I would have thought that the real reason that the eating of cat should be discouraged is because it is not likely to be the sort of low fat option that we are encouraged to chose.
Frankly if we are not meant to eat cats then why did the good Lord made their flesh so delicious? 😉
Here are some links to some recipes if you are keen to try cat