Um, Reuse and Recycle? Jamie Oliver's New Show Features Road Kill
Before you go ‘eww’ on this one, let’s take a look at what this ‘shocking’ new show is bringing to the table. From the article,
“The BBC programme, with the appetising name Road Kill CafÃ©, made by Oliverâ€™s TV-production company Fresh One, features pioneering forager and road-kill chef Fergus Drennan.
Drennanâ€™s delicacies include badger meatballs, roast duck and wild squirrel stew.
And Drennanâ€™s main ingredients all have one thing in common: they met their ends on the road.”
Okay, but keep in mind that this road kill is super-fresh. â€œThe animal must be fresh. If rigor mortis has set in itâ€™s not eaten. Otherwise itâ€™s immediately back to his kitchen. In the show, Road Kill CafÃ©, Drennan goes to Sandwich in Kent to persuade locals to forage for the first time and discover the delights of road-kill meat.
At the end of a three-week stay, he holds a wild-meat banquet, offering people the choice to eat either the food he sourced from beaches, forest undergrowths and roadside gutters or from normal channels.”
Um, well, I’m a little split on this one. On one hand, I can only trust the regulations in place for the meat I consume to protect me; even then, I have no idea how these animals are treated. So, roadkill would be a nice alternative. However, I’m not sure how much I trust the guy driving around town looking for meat off the side of the road; nor what killed the animal in the first place. All of this in consideration, I would still be curious enough to stop in and sample the menu. Would you? Have you ever tried road kill?