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


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

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.


Anonymous 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...


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

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.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...


Funny you should mention that I was thinking about it yesterday