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Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France

Old Jan 23rd 2007, 7:05 pm
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Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France

By Peter Allen in Paris
Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007

Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
a plate of steaming horse meat.

Those contemplating a taste of the French delicacy have inevitably been
put off by its associations with all kinds of equine treasures, from
sporting heroes like Desert Orchid to darling childhood ponies. Now,
however, Paris chefs and butchers are reviving the meat's fortunes by
offering it as a trendy and healthy alternative to beef, pork and lamb.

Horse meat being sold in a Parisian butchers;
Horse meat being sold in a Parisian butchers

The CIV (Centre d'Information des Viandes) meat information service has
reported an increase in sales by specialist horse butchers, the
so-called "boucheries chevalines".

Many thought that they were dying out in the 1990s, after their numbers
fell to fewer than 1,000, but new ones are opening every day. Most of
their produce ends up in expensive restaurants in the fashionable
arrondissements much favoured by tourists from Britain and America,
countries which have both traditionally viewed horse meat as taboo.

"One of my biggest challenges is to get British and American diners to
try it," said Otis Lebert, a chef who runs the bustling Taxi Jaune, in
the Marais district of Paris.

As he sliced up horse steaks yesterday, Mr Lebert said: "We produce all
kinds of dishes with the meat, and it is much better steak than beef."
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As well as a classic entrecote with fried potatoes, his signature
dishes include a plump horse cut called "le poire" - or pear -
which he presents with a generous slab of foie gras melted over the
top. He expects to sell at least seven, priced at �14 each, every
night.

"Horse meat is relatively low in fat and high in iron," said Xavier
Panier, a doctor specialising in nutrition and homeopathy. "The food
horses eat is extremely natural, and so their meat is easier for our
bodies to assimilate."

Beef, and particularly British beef, is still associated in the French
public imagination with health scares, including mad cow disease.
Scabies in sheep has also worried lamb eaters.

While trichinosis - the parasitic disease - has affected fresh
horse meat stocks in the past, it is generally viewed as a clean
animal. For those who fear that they are being swamped by all kinds of
Anglo-American culinary horrors, it is also seen as a reassuring link
with the eating habits of old France.

The first Parisian horse butcher opened in 1866, for those who could
not afford beef. When the Prussian Army laid siege to the city in
1870-71, it became a staple diet for a starving population.

Michel Brunon, who runs his eponymous butcher shop in the Beauvau
covered market in eastern Paris, supplies horse meat to numerous Paris
restaurants. He used to sell it solely as an "emergency cut" on a
Monday - a day when traditional beef butchers shut up shop in France
- but now it is on offer every day.

His assistant, Gaelle Bienvenu, who is 20, said young people were
slowly becoming aficionados. One group of young professionals has
formed a dining club for horse eaters, called "Le Pony Club".
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 7:59 pm
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Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :

>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>
> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>
>By Peter Allen in Paris
>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>
>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>a plate of steaming horse meat.

No not really.

It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
nice meat.
It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I think
the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�se" was
traditionally made with horsemeat.


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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 8:04 pm
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On Jan 24, 9:59 am, Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote:
> Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>
> >http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QF...
>
> > Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>
> >By Peter Allen in Paris
> >Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>
> >Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
> >a plate of steaming horse meat.No not really.
>
> It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
> nice meat.
> It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I think
> the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�se" was
> traditionally made with horsemeat.
>
> --
> Tim C.

is still popular in Belgium, low cholesterol
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 8:08 pm
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:59:04 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]>
wrote:

>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>>a plate of steaming horse meat.
>
>No not really.

indeed, how often is a steak "steaming" anyway?
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 8:54 pm
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Following up to The Reid <[email protected]> :

>On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:59:04 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]>
>wrote:
>
>>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>>>a plate of steaming horse meat.
>>
>>No not really.
>
>indeed, how often is a steak "steaming" anyway?

The article was another poor attempt at trying to make Johnny Foreigner
look uncivilised, when all it really did was to make the writer look like a
snob.
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 9:07 pm
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:59:04 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote:

>Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>
>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>
>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>
>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>
>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>>a plate of steaming horse meat.
>
>No not really.
>
>It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
>nice meat.
>It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I think
>the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�se" was
>traditionally made with horsemeat.

and the wine with antifreeze.
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 9:08 pm
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On 24/01/07 9:59, in article [email protected],
"Tim C." <[email protected]> wrote:

> It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
> nice meat.


We often prepared it teriyaki style, marinated for a day with soy sauce.

The meat is very red, since the horse needs more oxygen than the more
placid cow. The redness is due to myoglobin, related to hemoglobin
and necessary for muscle which is highly used. "Elle est le transporteur
intracellulaire principal de l'oxyg�ne dans les tissus musculaires."

One finds red meat in wild animals. For instance, wild boar will have
red meat, the domestic pig, white. Horse meat is not fatty, it is
a lean meat.


Chevalines are increasingly difficult to find in France. Years ago
some of the meat was imported from Yugoslavia.


Fin septembre 98 dans les d�partements du Tarn et de la Haute-Garonne, une
�pid�mie � Trichinella a atteint plus de 500 personnes. Un cas d�atteinte
neurologique grave a �t� observ�. Cette infestation r�sulte de la
consommation de viande d�un cheval originaire de R�publique f�d�rale de
Yougoslavie. Cette �pid�mie fait suite � celle observ�e en f�vrier 1998 �
Montauban lors de laquelle 130 personnes ont �t� touch�es suite � la
consommation de viande de cheval provenant de Serbie.

Since pork in Europe is nearly free of this disease this caused a shock
nationally. The US standards are less strict and about 2% of the pork
is infected. But I had not heard of horse being a problem until the
epidemic occurred in France.

La morbidit�, plus �lev�e aux USA qu'en Europe, a diminu� au cours des
derni�res ann�es. Il demeure cependant 100 � 150 cas aux USA chaque ann�e o�
le taux d'infection des est de 0.125 % (le plus �lev� des pays
industrialis�s).
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 9:19 pm
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Following up to Martin <[email protected]> :

>On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:59:04 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>>
>>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>>
>>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>>
>>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>>
>>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>>>a plate of steaming horse meat.
>>
>>No not really.
>>
>>It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
>>nice meat.
>>It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I think
>>the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�se" was
>>traditionally made with horsemeat.
>
>and the wine with antifreeze.


But they don't do that anymore, it's all certified pure antifreeze.
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 9:35 pm
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:19:16 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote:

>Following up to Martin <[email protected]> :
>
>>On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:59:04 +0100, Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>>>
>>>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>>>
>>>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>>>
>>>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>>>
>>>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling about
>>>>a plate of steaming horse meat.
>>>
>>>No not really.
>>>
>>>It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is very
>>>nice meat.
>>>It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I think
>>>the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�se" was
>>>traditionally made with horsemeat.
>>
>>and the wine with antifreeze.
>
>
>But they don't do that anymore, it's all certified pure antifreeze.

LOL
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:22 pm
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Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>
>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQ
>>MFSFFOAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>
>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>
>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>
>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling
>>about a plate of steaming horse meat.
>
> No not really.
>
> It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is
> very nice meat.
> It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I
> think the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberk�?€se"
> was traditionally made with horsemeat.


It's still readily available in Switzerland. I'm afraid it is all too
often the "plate du jour". Yuk! Near where I live, there is a field full
of horses. These are destined to be eaten.
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:25 pm
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On 24 Jan 2007 12:22:02 +0100, mini Mini <[email protected]> wrote:

>Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote in
>news:[email protected] :
>
>> Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>>
>>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQ
>>>MFSFFOAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>>
>>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>>
>>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>>
>>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling
>>>about a plate of steaming horse meat.
>>
>> No not really.
>>
>> It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is
>> very nice meat.
>> It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but I
>> think the price is making it less popular. The Austria "Leberkäse"
>> was traditionally made with horsemeat.
>
>
>It's still readily available in Switzerland. I'm afraid it is all too
>often the "plate du jour". Yuk! Near where I live, there is a field full
>of horses. These are destined to be eaten.

Lucky you! Here there are fields full of inedible black and white milkers and
old cows too!
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:34 pm
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"Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml

> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>Horse meat being sold in a Parisian butchers;

It's also still sold at specialist 'horsemeat' (paardenslagers) here in
Holland
It's delicous :~)
Jenny
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:42 pm
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:34:19 +0100, "JennyC" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected] oups.com...
>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>
>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>Horse meat being sold in a Parisian butchers;
>
>It's also still sold at specialist 'horsemeat' (paardenslagers) here in
>Holland
>It's delicous :~)

Which is more than you can say about the beef.
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:42 pm
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Following up to Martin <[email protected]> :


>Lucky you! Here there are fields full of inedible black and white milkers and
>old cows too!

I thought Magda lived in Paris.
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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:55 pm
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> On 24 Jan 2007 12:22:02 +0100, mini Mini <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Tim C. <[email protected]> wrote in
>>news:[email protected] m:
>>
>>> Following up to "Free magic sheep" <[email protected]> :
>>>
>>>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=WH4ZY3333E4Z5QF
>>>>IQ MFSFFOAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/24/wfra24.xml
>>>>
>>>> Horse meat makes comeback as healthy and trendy dish in France
>>>>
>>>>By Peter Allen in Paris
>>>>Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 24/01/2007
>>>>
>>>>Despite its tender flavour, there has always something unsettling
>>>>about a plate of steaming horse meat.
>>>
>>> No not really.
>>>
>>> It's quite expensive though, at least the decent bits are. But it is
>>> very nice meat.
>>> It used to be readily available in Austria and Switzerland too, but
>>> I think the price is making it less popular. The Austria
>>> "Leberk�?€se" was traditionally made with horsemeat.
>>
>>
>>It's still readily available in Switzerland. I'm afraid it is all too
>>often the "plate du jour". Yuk! Near where I live, there is a field
>>full of horses. These are destined to be eaten.
>
> Lucky you! Here there are fields full of inedible black and white
> milkers and old cows too!

We have those too. But they are brown.
 

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