Thursday, February 09, 2006

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

I got a horse right here, his name is Paul Revere...John Sweeney got quite a bit of ink yesterday after the Ag Department did an end around his anti-horse eating legislation. Sweeney has been saying nay to equine consumption for quite some time ---and this week he wasn't happy: "Commerce and greed have ruled the day," said the congressman, who knows a thing or two about both of those topics.
Eating horse meat may sound barbaric, but just a few hours up the Northway, it's what's for dinner. Horse is regarded as very tender and low in fat, and according to the Montreal based supermarket chain Metro:
Herbs and spices complement the delicate flavour of horsemeat, especially tarragon, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chervil, parsley, mustard, ground pepper, and of course, garlic.
Mmmmmmm... Horsey. Metro also features two pages of horse recipes on their web site, including such delicious sounding dishes as Horse Meat Fajitas and Peppered Horsemeat Tournedos.