Food for Thought
Some of the Aussies are rather sensitive about eating kangaroo, their national pet, who
is displayed along with the emu on the country’s coat of arms. They liken it to us savoring
the bald eagle or the bison who was emblazoned on our nickel for many years.
We, however, need have no reservations about eating kangaroo and I must say, it is
delicious, tasting much like other lean beefy meats such as venison. In this day and
age, where every type of food imaginable is now available in the United States, there
are no sacred cows except foie gras (French for fat liver). Last year in Chicago, foie
gras was banned from city restaurants. In California, foie gras has not been banned,
but the force-feeding of ducks or geese employed commercially to fatten their livers is
to be outlawed after 2012 on the grounds that it was an inhumane practice.