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Would you try eating whale meat?

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Offline nicneufeld

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Would you eat whale meat?
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:57:05 AM »
Just a general question.  I know there are a lot of food-appreciative types and likewise a lot of environmental types in the wide homebrewing community.  If you were, say, in Japan where its legal to my understanding, and someone offered you a bit o' whale meat, would you try it?

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 06:58:50 AM »
Hells yeah. I'll eat anything made of meat. No, wait... You know what I meant.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:20:32 AM »
no way.

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 07:23:20 AM »
While I am not down with whale killing I admit I would try a bite if it was offered to me.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 07:39:19 AM »
I wish they wouldn't kill whales and just leave them alone. But if it was already dead, no use letting it go to waste. Yes...I would give it a try.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 07:48:56 AM »
Alaska still has tribes that hunt. I saw some of their heritage first hand. They eat for months off one whale and the whole family gets some of the whale. They also serve Muktuk, blubbler....I would be willing to try meat. I passed on the muktuk....My poor wife was offered eskimo icecream. Seal blubber blended with some spices and berries for flavor. Then realized what it was and downed an ICY cold soda to try to get rid of the flavor...the blubber instantly gelled to everything in her mouth.... :o
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 07:51:30 AM »
Yup

Certain species of whales are overpopulated, eat em up yum
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 07:57:15 AM »
My poor wife was offered eskimo icecream. Seal blubber blended with some spices and berries for flavor. Then realized what it was and downed an ICY cold soda to try to get rid of the flavor...the blubber instantly gelled to everything in her mouth.... :o

 :o  ahhhh man, that would be rough!  And the way fat adheres to stuff, I'd almost be ready to get the dish detergent out and do some gargling!

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 08:06:23 AM »
Depends on how much you gave me to drink beforehand.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 09:04:01 AM »
I'm not big on killing whales, but if someone offered some blubber up to me, I'd eat it.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2010, 09:22:43 AM »
I'm not big on killing whales, but if someone offered some blubber up to me, I'd eat it.

Blubber is only the outer layer of fat, inside is very lean meat.



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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 09:57:43 AM »
Since 1986 there's been a worldwide ban on whaling. I am a proponent of this ban. ...and yes if I was starving to death and it was in front of me I would eat it.

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2010, 09:59:52 AM »
Assuming that it could be legally sourced and a species that was sustainably harvested, I would certainly try it, even though I eat considerably less meat these days than in the past.  
But I do enjoy trying exotic foods, and I've heard that whale is pretty tasty.

In any case, in reality I guess  a whale steak would be no more odd or unusual than a lot of the stuff I grew up eating in a household with two generations of Eastern Europeans that consumed animals head-to-tail.  
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2010, 10:20:10 AM »
 I could not imagine anything more delicious than magical whale bacon.    Mmmmmm...........whale bacon............
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2010, 10:23:21 AM »
I could not imagine anything more delicious than magical whale bacon.    Mmmmmm...........whale bacon............

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