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Hard-up students turn to ROADKILL for meals

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Hard-up students are dining out on roadkill recipes by scraping up dead animals found at the side of the road.

Dead pheasant, hare and even badger are bagged up and loaded into cars near the New Forest and taken back to Bournemouth University before being cooked.

As part of their degree course, students then skin the carcasses as they are taught about butchering techniques from different periods in history.

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That's sad. I wonder if they qualify for food stamps or something?

My dad's cousin was in this situation once. During the summer they'd collect road kill and freeze it. They mainly ate fish they caught in the summer. In the winter, they'd eat the road kill. Once we found out, the extended family took turns buying them groceries. They later got some government assistance.

It's sad when someone is this poor!

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What a misleading first line and title.

This article has nothing to do with poor students desperate for food so they are eating roadkill. The roadkill was used for historically correct butchery and food preparation lessons, and then, yes, eaten. Why not, as long as it's fresh?

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I read it as they were down and out and eating road kill, but were just using techniques they used in school to prepare it.

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'It was strange at first but the meat was delicious. After a few bites I forgot I was eating an animal that had its brains smashed in by a car.'

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Ew. Gross. Ack. Dx Reminds me of how my Uncle lived off some fruit when he lived down in Miami, Florida. ><

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There was a recent wine tasting evening in my area called something like "Hard Cuts For Hard Times" where a Chef cooked all the cuts of meat looked on with a frown, since society here to some extent has essentially lost the link between the land and the table.

It was a huge success, as I understand. But it did had an 'ikky' factor, which many overcame. They served apparently things like brawn (slow cooked for 48 hours) which was apparently, really tasty.

It's the old story- if the crap hits the fan and you end up stranded with nothing- cooking up pigs trotters and gathering snails from the garden are what is going to keep you alive. You can be as poncey as you like about it now and turn noses up, but it's make the best of it, and know how to prepare a meal and use everything you can for nutrients. Do or die :yes:

Personally, I still love when me and my Mum prepare the whole ox tongue every Christmas- it's our ritual since we lost Grandma, and we love it! I used to think it was bleughh to look at (although I'd tuck into a sandwich when it bore no resemblance, but I learnt to be at one with my choice of being a carnivore), and it's still the tastiest meat ever. Can't wait to prepare it with my Mum as we do every Christmas, it's absolutely lovely! Bring it on.

If young people are learning to make food count and not just buy rubbish, then I say Jog On! :tu:

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I dont see any differance between roadkill meat and meat cut up in a butchers.

As long as its not rotten, its fine to eat in general.

Oh, and as long as it does not apply to "roadkill" people.

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Someone should think of the poor buzzards who will likely starve now.

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Dining on road-killed game is still commonplace in many places in the US. I recall the menu at Bono's Bar-B-Que (pronounced like "Oh-no" as opposed to the singer), where they have a note on the back that says that they'll dress and cook up anything you bring in, whether it's trapped, shot or found at the side of the road.

This is only news to the city-dwellers.

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