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Friday, April 29, 2011

Hint: Don’t Order The `Possum On the Half Shell’

Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has posted a very interesting article on armadillos. Excerpt but please go to his site for all the links and the full story :

" Armadillo and road kill jokes abound in the south (Why did the chicken cross the road? . . . To prove to the armadillo it can be done). But apparently some people actually do indulge in that cliché of a southern delicacy – known in finer rural dining establishments as `possum on the half shell’.

I’ll not bother to debate the culinary merits of armadillo stew, since I’m fully aware that tastes (of people, and presumably armadillos) vary. A lesson learned after I once futilely tried to explain `grits’ to friend from the UK while she countered with vividly told tales of `the haggis’.

Neither of us gained much ground with the other."

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