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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cougar Tartare

posted by on January 31 at 11:05 AM

Apparently it’s a good idea to cook cougar before you eat it.

Raw cougar meat, eaten by a deer hunter who found himself being stalked, is the apparent source of Washington state’s first case of trichinosis since 2001, a health official says. The hunter was hospitalized for a time after eating the uncooked meat in October but has since recovered, Klickitat County Health Director Kevin Barry told the Yakima Herald-Republic.

“I’ve been told by everyone I know who has eaten cougar that it tastes pretty good,” Barry said.

Hm… I like wild game. It was a wild game restaurant that restored my then-vegetarian boyfriend back to full carnivore status. Are there any restaurants around here that serve cougar meat? I’ll have mine medium, of course.

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Yeah, I caught a nasty disease from eating a cougar once. Slightly, um, different context, though.

Posted by tsm | January 31, 2007 11:15 AM

We don't eat cats. Period.

Posted by Kitten | January 31, 2007 11:17 AM

If cougar has trichinosis, I'll take mine medium-well, please.

Posted by John | January 31, 2007 11:24 AM

It is impossible for me to imagine eating cat without getting that awful hair on the tongue sensation.

Posted by longball | January 31, 2007 11:27 AM

Doesn't that Exoctic Meats place on Aurora have cougar meat?

Posted by Soupytwist | January 31, 2007 11:32 AM

I love meat, but I don't think I could eat a cat... Not that I like cats.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | January 31, 2007 11:38 AM

@1 - Ha! That's why you should eat rural cougar instead of urban.

Posted by Callie | January 31, 2007 11:44 AM

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Posted by Tiger Boy | January 31, 2007 11:50 AM

Cougar carpaccio has a nice ring to it though, as does Kanagroo carpaccio with kumquat:

Posted by kinaidos | January 31, 2007 12:53 PM

Hot cougar? I'll take the Demi Moore special, please--with extra sauce

Posted by Boomer | January 31, 2007 1:09 PM

What about Ed's Kort Haus on 67th and Greenwood? They've got all sorts of exotic burgers. Seriously.

Posted by Frank | January 31, 2007 1:50 PM

how about a little George with some extra TarTar sauce?

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