Tuesday, March 15, 2011
My friend Meryl reminded me that today - the ides of March - is the ninth annual EATAPETA Day.
International Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA Day, that is.
I’ve written about this occasion several times over the years, so there is no need for me to expound at length on the whys and wherefores of the observance. But any excuse to eat Animal Protein is good enough for me.
I think it’s as good a time as any to fire up the stove and lay on a pot of cassoulet - French-style baked beans. It’s a nice, meaty dish, and I will be sure to throw in some lamb shoulder and duck confit to jazz it up even more. Yes, there’s nothing like lambie and duckie for din-din... because meat tastes even better when it’s from a cute animal.
What are you having for EATAPETA Day?
Postscriptum: I assembled my cassoulet but have saved it for future consumption. In the meantime, I had animal protein at every meal: herring at breakfast, smoked salmon at lunch, and both baked cod and chicken at suppertime. The lambie and duckie, meanwhile, are waiting patiently in the fridge for my discreet attentions.