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Random Wed Dec 10 2008

There's Eating Local, And Then There's ...

This week the Little Green People blog on sustainable living posits the question, Should we eat our wild urban critters? So far only two commenters have weighed in, on that website at least. Elsewhere on the web, others have been throwing the idea out there for thought. Food supplies are diminishing, and our ancestors ate rabbits, pigeons, geese and squirrels. In Europe many people still eat (some of) these animals, though from farms or from the wild, not from city parks. I'm not planning to take my local diet in that direction ... but it's an interesting facet of the larger omnivore dilemma.

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Shayna / December 15, 2008 4:02 PM

Plenty of urban folks eat rabbit, goose, and pigeon (AKA squab) in upscale restaurants. It is illegal in the city of Chicago to hunt, otherwise I'm sure it would be an occasional occurance. Have you seen how fat city coons, squirrels, and other rodents are? Chicago has some well-fed wildlife within the city limits...and I'd be willing to bet they're good eating, too.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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