Weird news from the U.K., and disturbing on so many levels. How entrepreneurial of him to write a cookbook! Will definitely be on the lookout for it at my local bookstore.
It's Finger-Licking Good!
Tuesday January 31, 2006
Hedgehog carbonara, badger sandwiches and even labrador are meat and drink for Arthur Boyt.
The retired civil servant from Cornwall has spent a lifetime eating roadkill animals.
He is so keen to share his enthusiam for the delights of weasel, fox, sparrow and - more conventionally - pigeon and deer, that he has written a cookbook.
Mr Boyt, 66, says his recipes are perfectly safe as long as the creatures are skinned and cooked properly and he has never been ill.
"It's good meat for free and I know nobody has been messing with it and feeding it hormones," he insists.
"It adds to the pleasure of a meal to know I haven't paid for it."
Mr Boyt says he can use virtually all of any whole animal he finds in the countryside near his Davidstow home.
Most go into casseroles which cook for a long time and tenderises the meat.
As for the labrador - it was said to taste like lamb.
The dog had no collar or identification so Mr Boyt could not trace the owners.
So he ate it.