From Men.Style.com's article about things available abroad but not here in the U.S... including this cute little fella, the Ortolan:
Few illicit delicacies offer such culinary sensation mixed with ethical dubiousness. That's thanks to the way Ortolan is prepared: Before they're cooked, the little birds are drowned in Armagnac—right after they've had their eyes poked out. A minor quibble to some. "They're magnificently gamy, succulent, mildly alcoholic, and even a little painful to eat—the bones and organs all burst in your mouth," says Anthony Bourdain. Or at least that's what it sounded like he said over all the crunching.
Am I the only one who feels like poking Anthony Bourdain's eyes out?
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
at 3:48 PM