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« Reply #73260 on: February 18, 2020, 12:41:30 pm »
Generally avoiding the more robustly flavoured or difficult to prepare meats or cuts :P

Yes, it's called "throwing it out when it goes bad" as opposed to the European  "change the recipe when it goes bad"  :moon:
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« Reply #73261 on: February 18, 2020, 12:47:05 pm »
My brother and nephew raise sheep in northern Saskatchewan. From what I recall, most of their lambs are shipped overseas. There's just not much of a market for it in North America.

And yes, the wool is mostly a throwaway byproduct.

Doesn't Canada have hipsters?

Yes. They buy wool clothes from imported sources. There is no affordable Canadian garment industry.
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« Reply #73262 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:36 pm »
For small farms in NA wool is an expense rather then a profit maker. Costs more to shear it then you can sell it for

Same in Europe, for sheep farms more focused in milk than wool, shearing is a cost, not a boon.

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« Reply #73263 on: February 18, 2020, 01:58:07 pm »
Generally avoiding the more robustly flavoured or difficult to prepare meats or cuts :P

Yes, it's called "throwing it out when it goes bad" as opposed to the European  "change the recipe when it goes bad"  :moon:
The world's best food is peasant food, whatever the cuisine - forced creativity with shit cuts :P

True genious is creativity with innards.  :P Traditional Roman cuisine, for instance, has a heavy focus in them.

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« Reply #73264 on: February 18, 2020, 04:07:10 pm »
Apparently the Boy Scouts have declared bankruptcy because of sexual abuse cases.  From NPR.
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« Reply #73265 on: February 18, 2020, 04:16:26 pm »
Generally avoiding the more robustly flavoured or difficult to prepare meats or cuts :P

Yes, it's called "throwing it out when it goes bad" as opposed to the European  "change the recipe when it goes bad"  :moon:
The world's best food is peasant food, whatever the cuisine - forced creativity with shit cuts :P

True genious is creativity with innards.  :P Traditional Roman cuisine, for instance, has a heavy focus in them.
I kind of agree :blush:

Some of the best Italian food I've ever had has actually been a tripe dish I had in Florence and I do think that the highest level of cooking. Anyone can make a prime cut taste decent. It takes genius to transform something awful into something delicious.

By contrast in Istanbul I went to a Kurdish restaurant. One tripe dish was really good and one was the worst thing I have ever confronted on a dinner table. Generously, it smelled (and tasted) of the farm :x
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« Reply #73266 on: February 18, 2020, 04:32:57 pm »
It's funny really. Guts and other junky parts of meat get the most hate from vegetarians but they're the best thing to eat really, helps to reduce animal deaths by using the entire thing.
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« Reply #73267 on: February 18, 2020, 04:34:53 pm »
It's funny really. Guts and other junky parts of meat get the most hate from vegetarians but they're the best thing to eat really, helps to reduce animal deaths by using the entire thing.

Really?  I was not aware vegetarians were sort of ok with eating only the best parts.  :P

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« Reply #73268 on: February 18, 2020, 04:44:00 pm »
It's funny really. Guts and other junky parts of meat get the most hate from vegetarians but they're the best thing to eat really, helps to reduce animal deaths by using the entire thing.
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« Reply #73269 on: February 18, 2020, 04:49:52 pm »
I can't eat liver because it gives me gout.  :(

Beef heart is nasty. :yuk:
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« Reply #73270 on: February 18, 2020, 04:56:34 pm »
It's funny really. Guts and other junky parts of meat get the most hate from vegetarians but they're the best thing to eat really, helps to reduce animal deaths by using the entire thing.

Really?  I was not aware vegetarians were sort of ok with eating only the best parts.  :P

Veggies I know tend not to make a sound over someone eating regular meat. They're used to it.
They throw a fit over the thought of haggis though.
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« Reply #73271 on: February 18, 2020, 05:13:16 pm »
God I love haggis. Also veggie haggis is really really good too.
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« Reply #73272 on: February 18, 2020, 05:15:54 pm »
God I love haggis. Also veggie haggis is really really good too.

Soy lungs cooked inside a soy stomach?
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« Reply #73273 on: February 18, 2020, 05:34:39 pm »
God I love haggis. Also veggie haggis is really really good too.

Soy lungs cooked inside a soy stomach?
The lungs, liver and heart is finely chopped so you don't really know it's meat at all because it's mixed with suet, oatmeal and spices etc.

 So the veggie haggis just replaces the offal with chopped pulses and lentils I think. Change the suet for a veggie fat and otherwise it's much of a muchness.

I honestly think it's really as good as a normal haggis.
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« Reply #73274 on: February 18, 2020, 05:37:03 pm »
I honestly think it's really as good as a normal haggis.

Damning with faint praise.  :P
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