Thursday, 10 November 2011

Roadkill: It's A Free Meal (For Two)


Saw this one in the paper the other morning and thought of you dear reader. Jeweller and mum-to-be Alison Brierley 39 [ish] of Harrogate in Yorkshire got herself in the paper with tales of cravings for roadkill.

"now I'm pregnant I get strong cravings for roadkill,' explaines Brierley. 'It's more gamey than other meat and I love the taste. I also don't have to feel guilty about eating it because I know it's had a completely free range and natural life.'

She tells how she's chowed down on: hare, deer, pigeon, rabbit and owls, obviously at this time of year pheasants being abundant. 'I would like to try fox and badger but they're never in good enough condition to eat; although I have used them for my artwork.’ said Brierley.

She's hosted roadkill dinner parties for friends.
"They trust me and they know I'm a good cook so I think they love it. I get the best meat from friends who ring me up to tell me about a kill they've spotted on their way to work"

‘One of the big reasons for being public about this is that I want to raise awareness about where food actually comes from’
, said Alison. ‘Some people are so blasé about picking their food off a supermarket shelf without giving a thought to how it lived or how it was killed.’

Giving food for thought to food faddists, yummy mummies, and other whingers. Well played Alison. 

More soon
SBW

8 comments:

Ian Nance said...

Yikes. Not sure what else to say....

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I'm going with 'good eating'
Seriously if it's lying there a fox will have had it long before it goes off
SBW

Deus Ex Machina said...

So, I am not the only one who thinks about these things. I just don't typically find them fresh enough to eat. It doesn't stop me from collecting turkey feather, squirrel hides, and such.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

D e M

Of course not, though to be fair the area she lives in is fantastic for road kill, myself and The Northern Monkey have a had many a meal from the roads of the Yorkshire moors.

SBW

kmurray said...

Pregnancy does strange things to women. I've heard of some craving dirt and laundry detergent. I guess compared to those, road kill is not so bad.

I'm just glad I only craved Oreo's!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Karri

The Ex Mrs SBW just wanted to drink blood, mine.
SBW

LSP said...

Nice one, Alison.

On another theme; what happened to your Tarquin hunt?

As a fully paid up member of Clan Rupert, I'm more than happy to offer guide services.

Cheers.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

LSP

Funny you should mention that I was thinking about it yesterday
SBW