Nature: On Bustards and Bunting
From gastronomical France, Christopher Jones writes:
Regarding the fate of those bustards who fell victim to a terror-fox, I can only comment that its tough to be a bird. Although I have never tasted a bustard, he sounds pretty gamey. However, in the name of the protection of nature, I have learned that one of the most mysterious gastronomic rituals of western civilization has disappeared. In the Parisian temple named Laserre, a little rare bird called an ortolan (a.k.a. in English as a "bunting") was served to the mighty of earth. The guest was suitably prepared for the event by covering the head with a large linen napkin so that none of the extraordinary aroma would be lost. This delicacy has been banned by fiat by those who rule us -- lost forever! A tragedy of unparalleled proportions!
RH: St. Francis is joyful, and so are ecologists and the Greens. The disappearance of species is a subject worthy of a WAIS. discussion.
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