From a delicacy, a delicate situation

From a delicacy, a delicate situation

There are 184 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jan 28, 2008, titled From a delicacy, a delicate situation. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The seared something balances atop a scallop, the quintessence of culinary refinement and elegant dining - and the cause of so much trouble.

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Left Write Left

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#188 Jan 31, 2008
OK Then wrote:
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Well, since my previous efforts to make a point satirically have gone over your head, here are some legit questions for you, Robin:
-- What is BARC's stance on halal & kosher methods of butchering*?
*For those who don't know, halal & kosher butchery are carried out with a single cut to the throat, rather than the more widespread method of stunning with a bolt into the head before slaughter.
The UK's Farm Animal Welfare Council said in 2003 (source: BBC News) that the practice should be banned as it causes severe animal suffering.
Some follow-up questions. Would love to hear BARC's position.
What are the statistics globally of number of animals subjected to halal/kosher butchering methods vs. the number of ducks raised for foie gras?
Which practice does BARC find more cruel, and why?
What are BARC's plans for protesting Baltimore restaurants & delis who serve halal or kosher meat?
Why does BARC feel foie gras is a less legitimate culinary/cultural tradition than halal/kosher meat?
If foie gras was part of fundamentalist Islam or Jewish ritual, would BARC protest it with the same vigor as the current actions vs. Salt & other restaurants?
If not, why?
thanks
Well left-wing activists such as myself believe we must respect all cultures and traditions; except, of course, the ones belonging to White People.

You're Kosher/Halal question though brings up a quandry though: Jews are Caucasian and therefore evil - but most Muslims are People-of-Color and therefore peace-loving and virtuous. Can I approve of Halal butchery but not Kosher butchery?
OK Then

Baltimore, MD

#189 Jan 31, 2008
Left Write Left wrote:
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Well left-wing activists such as myself believe we must respect all cultures and traditions; except, of course, the ones belonging to White People.
You're Kosher/Halal question though brings up a quandry though: Jews are Caucasian and therefore evil - but most Muslims are People-of-Color and therefore peace-loving and virtuous. Can I approve of Halal butchery but not Kosher butchery?
Great points!

Where did the Food Police go?

Guess they are busy getting ready for a long night of hassling diners and trying to hurt the business of one of Baltimore's best restaurants.
David

United States

#190 Jan 31, 2008
Chazz wrote:
Aside from the fact that producers of truly good foie gras are models of more responsible & ethical farming;
Aside from the fact that PEOPLE are being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay;
Anthony Bourdain said it best:
"Telling people what they should and shouldn't eat is cultural imperialism -- and deeply disturbing. That a group of people could say,'You know, how you eat and how you've been eating for hundreds, if not thousands, of years -- traditional Jewish cuisine, Western European food since Roman times -- that is wrong and should not be allowed.' I find that offensive. Ethnically insensitive, jingoistic, xenophobic, anti-human and disrespectful of the diversity of cultures on this planet, and for human history."
Cant you find anyone else to look up to then Anthony Bourdain? Is this your hero? Come on!
Chazz

Baltimore, MD

#191 Feb 1, 2008
What's your beef with Bourdain? Pun intended.

What's not to like? He's a good writer, a great chef, has good taste in music, has the best job in the world and is an eloquent anti-Food Police spokesman.

Pretty much anyone who speaks up boldly against the idiocy of veganism is my hero.

Who's your hero David, gosh I can't wait to hear -- is it Morrissey? Maybe everyone's pal Ingrid Newkirk?

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