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vestigial_tail
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What one likes and dislikes is usually a matter of personal taste. When it comes to meat and it's relatives, sometimes just knowing where it comes from is enough to make me stay away.
Lamb brain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Lamb brain


In all my years assisting with autopsies, the brain was my favorite part to extract. However, you'd never catch me sauteing these with eggs on a Sunday morning.

Ingredients: The brain of a little lamb.
Preparation: Again, an internationally popular item for cuisine. There is also mention of Mario Batali's recipe for Lamb's Brain Ravioli on a few sites.
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Balut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Balut


Ingredients: 18-day-old duck embryo
Preparation: peeled out of it's shell plopped right into your watering mouth
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Opossum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Opossum


I have never spotted one of these and thought of it as potential form of protein. I'm hoping I never do...

Ingredients: The only North American marsupial.
Preparation: Soup, stewed, pot pie, chili and dare I say it...possum tartare.
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Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Raccoon


Yet another Southern delicacy. I thought raccoons were cute until a family of then set up shop in my attic last winter. First there was the sounds of digging and scratching. Being wakened in the middle of the night to the sounds of them chasing each other, playing and fighting. Then the discovery that they had "soiled" practically every inch of insulation. An expensive fix... Please eat them.

Ingredients: One formerly cute, skinned raccoon.
Preparation: Bar-BQ'd, stewed, grilled, deep-fried, baked and stuffed (apples, stuffing, onions), pie, pot roast and meatloaf. The possibilities seem to be endless.
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