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Horse Meat - popular in Poland?


osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #1
<---- worried Donkey

Horse meat is eaten in some countries.
In other places in is frowned upon.

I once read somewhere that the flesh of the horse is not popular in Poland.
Everything I have seen on this forum suggest otherwise.
Your opinions please.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Oct 2007 /  #2
Don't know really, i think i've never eaten horse meat yet...

worried Donkey

Hehe...
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #3
never eaten horse meat yet

Perhaps not knowingly.
I know this is from another thread, but...

What about polish sausage called "kabanos" I liked it very much until someone told me it is made of horse meat

I've eaten quite a few of these. It never occurred to me to read the ingredients list.
It wouldn't have changed my mind about them though.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
29 Oct 2007 /  #4
it is popular in belgium. i tried it once, its just like steak.

horse milk is disgusting though.
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2007 /  #5
horse milk is disgusting though.

horse milk....sounds yuck...

kabanos is made of pork, and also beef, lamb, and horse...
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Oct 2007 /  #6
Perhaps not knowingly.

Hmm...maybe...i tried snails though, ever tried ? Haha !
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #7
horse milk

Well, milk from cows and goats is fine - include sheep in that list definately for cheese-making.
Horse, Camel (see Mauritian Cheese)...
You'd really have to try it first (or ask someone who has - get a second opinion maybe).

snails

Delicious - like a little sea-creature.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
29 Oct 2007 /  #8
horse milk....sounds yuck...

depends if you make the mistake of which sex is which:D
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #9
depends if you make the mistake

This is going off the equine subject matter.

However, one of the first things I ever learnt in Polish was something fairly disgusting about billy goats.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Oct 2007 /  #10
Quoting: Polson
snails

Delicious - like a little sea-creature.

LoL i tried only once, when i was a child, it was good, but don't know if i'd try again...just weird, and i'm not a big fan of sea food (except for fish)
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2007 /  #11
depends if you make the mistake of which sex is which:D

hehe..i hope you didn't mistake it...

one of the first things I ever learnt in Polish was something fairly disgusting about billy goats.

billy goats look cute... so what's disgusting about them?
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #12
Snails are eaten in France, Spain, probably vast swathes of the rest of the world.
They're definately not big in the UK.
How about in Poland?

Alright! Alright! I know they're not horses, but something has been started here...

billy goats look cute... so what's disgusting about them?

The things they do to attract the lady goats.
Goats are one of the coolest animals in the world. Don't get me wrong!
The term I learnt was something to do with... no it's just not right to post it here.
Where's the Swear-words thread?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
29 Oct 2007 /  #13
i havent seen any snails being eaten here in krakow, and this place (krakow) has a few frenchy cafe's. BUT!!!! i have been to some chinese resturants where you can buy frogs legs, which i loved! when you cook them their legs squat which turned me off them.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Oct 2007 /  #14
Snails are eaten in France, Spain, probably vast swathes of the rest of the world.
They're definately not big in the UK.
How about in Poland?

About France, eating snails is more a stereotype than a reality, like frogs legs...cause a lot of French people are disgusted by the idea of eating them :P But foreigners like asking "did you like snail/frogs legs ?" ;)
lazybones 2 | 52  
29 Oct 2007 /  #15
I once read somewhere that the flesh of the horse is not popular in Poland.
Everything I have seen on this forum suggest otherwise.
Your opinions please.

O, nice.
It was after the WWII when people were eating horsemeat. some say it was not so bad.
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #16
Why people eat other lovely, intelligent, useful, and above all cute animals and not horses for some of those reasons, is a mystery to me.

Oxen - powerful, mighty beast!
Pigs are certainly very clever.
Sheep - like little clouds all over the hillsides.
Goats - they share a similar wily nature to many human beings.
Donkeys, well, they're megacute.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Oct 2007 /  #17
Donkeys, well, they're megacute.

Any influence in what you're saying ?... ;)
Jacek 1 | 8  
29 Oct 2007 /  #18
I remember when I was a child my neighbour used to breed nutria (correct me if im wrong but i think the name is the same in Polish and English) I dont know what he did with them, how he prepared/ate them.

For me they looked horrible, like very big rats.
I've never eaten meat from nutria but would like to try.
Maybe someone else have? what does it taste like?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
29 Oct 2007 /  #19
I've never eaten meat from nutria

Hey, you never know:

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Jacek 1 | 8  
29 Oct 2007 /  #20
Hey, you never know

I guess you're right.



RalphyCC 1 | 34  
29 Oct 2007 /  #21
Snails... The Blasted Romans introduced them to Engalnd as food, Now they eat all the veggies!!!
Shawn_H  
29 Oct 2007 /  #22
Horse Meat - popular in Poland?

Hopefully, only among the lady horses.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
29 Oct 2007 /  #23
anyone tried stinking bishop?? it tastes great:D
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #24
Yes, but I've tasted better.
Epoisses is good for a powerful cheese, but for washed rind I prefer Ardrahan.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
29 Oct 2007 /  #25
i found a great shop which sells german version of cheddar cheese, it so blooming expensive here i almost fainted when i looked at the price:)
moonmustang 2 | 46  
29 Oct 2007 /  #26
my neighbour used to breed nutria

Haven't tried it myself, but knew a Cajun that used to swear by it and say its good. Apparently they run rampant in the bayou of Louisiana and are easy food there.

They look like giant rats!!! YUCK!!!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
30 Oct 2007 /  #27
Horse meat is not eaten by the majority of Poles, but they do however butcher them if the horse is old and feed it to the dogs, since horse meat is cheaper than cow meat per pound. Lot of horses end up on the French tables.

Here in the US it is also frowned upon and it gets exported to Canada, where it's considered a delicacy by the French Canadians there.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
30 Oct 2007 /  #28
I think Italy is/was the bigger importer of Polish horses for meat, so they don't get butchered or eaten here too much, but they end up on tables anyway
lazybones 2 | 52  
31 Oct 2007 /  #29
Harvard Univerity's Faculty Club had horse meat on the menu for over one hundred years, until 1983.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
31 Oct 2007 /  #30
Eating a horse... disgusting...

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