Today, City Room recommends going mushroom hunting in city parks, but what about that other park creature you’d never think to eat? Across the pond, the Brits are turning squirrels into potato chips, beer bottles, you name it. A couple of months ago, the Telegraph noted the presence of squirrel in everything from Asian-style pancakes to tortellini. Now the paper has outdone its previous braised-squirrel recipe with a video of one of the furry lil’ guys being gutted, skinned, butchered, and cooked.
Watch it and ask yourself whether dismembering the world’s fuzzy-wuzziest animal is indeed “positively ethical”; and keep in mind that according to cooking instructions accompanying a Times article from a couple of years ago, braising a squirrel makes your house smell “fabulous.”