Spicy Ham and Red Beans; dead animals in the meat case; Weekly Menu — 10 Comments

  1. I think the feathers are retained (as well as feet and heads) to confirm the species. Eeek. We are squeamish here in the US and prefer our meats “sanitized” of any recognizable parts. Somehow assuages our guilt.

  2. Shopping for food in France is always an experience, even at Monoprix or Franprix.
    That looks pretty darned good, by the way. Just the ticket for a fall evening.

  3. Well…. I do think that display would make me turn to vegatarianism. I am indeed a wimp, and I admit it. It does, however, sound like the meat you get might be raised under better circumstances than much of it here in the States.
    At some point I’ll actually read the recipe. It sounds pretty yummy. 🙂

  4. I just could not look at those carcases. I am mainly vegetarian but on occasion do enjoy red meat. The spicy ham and red beans is much more my thing and not the basket of broken hearts.

  5. I just had to chuckle at your comments. I remember the first time, back in 1968, that I entered a German supermarket. Actually, back in those days, they were not super yet. Seeing clothed bunnies and birds was almost shocking. It makes you wonder why America is so…different. One of the best meals I remember was a roasted rooster in the area of Cortona, Italy. He came to the table, rolled on a cart with head and feet attached. He was carved by my plate and it was the best tasting chicken in my life.

  6. Zoomie, I would trust them if they just labeled the birds….
    Mimi, sometimes it’s really an adventure… and one never knows what treats might be included.
    Laurie, I’m getting used to it – as long as I don’t have to deal with it myself…
    Healy, it is… and tasty!
    Manningroad, it takes some getting used to….
    Susan, when we first moved to Andorra, the furred and feathered were hanging from meat hooks – help yourself! (Too much for me!)
    Terry, there is no doubt as to what it is and that it’s fresh!
    Pam, most people here a much closer to the land and the farms then they are in the US…. they learn from their parents.