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I have to ask is the flavour much different from the of a 'cuisse' of chicken or better yet duck?

Yes. the flavour is different. I'm not going to say it is better. Or less good. It's different.

I cook duck more than most meats, but I'm not going to compare that to rabbit any more than I'm going to compare rabbit to salmon.

I'm struggling to work out what your point is. So far it seems to be that, at best, rabbit is the same as chicken and at worse a lot less good. Both of which are, in my opinion and experience, nonsense.

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Manager note: This post and responses to it have been split from the Horse Meat: Sourcing, Preparing, Eating topic, to keep  that discussion focused.

 

17 hours ago, teonzo said:

Here in Italy, mostly in Veneto and Puglia, horse meat is a strong tradition. One of my uncles had a trattoria that specialized in horse meat. When you enter a bar in the Venice area then you can bet all the money in your wallet that you'll find horse meat in one of their tramezzini, usually with "sfilacci" (thin threads of dried horse meat).
There are many farms that breed horses just for the meat. As there are many farms that breed rabbits. Most foreigners get upset when they learn we eat horses and rabbits.
Personally I really like horse meat, but I haven't eaten it in the last few years. I cut my meat consumption to 1 serving per week, I don't like the horse meat sold by the butchers near here, so I'm not going to do 10 km just for a serving of horse meat. I'll put it in the list of things to do when this lockdown will be over.

 

 

 

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Well said. Rabbit has jus been legalized to be sold in my area this year. I picked up a whole Rabbit, and can't wait to make a dish. I wanted to make Rabbit for easter but a a bunch of  family members don't like mustard on anything. And apparently mustard based rabbit is a the go to in french cuisine. Back to the drawling board.

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16 hours ago, rotuts said:

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but rabbit !

 

Beware: if you go to Vicenza and ask for rabbit, then you will be served cat! This is a running joke in Veneto, there are feuds between every city, so the guys in Vicenza are called "magnagati" (cat eaters) by all the other people in Veneto. It is said that cat's meat tastes really similar to rabbit, so when someone says "coniglio alla vicentina" (rabbit in the Vicenza way) then he is joking about a dish with cat's meat.

This joke is based on dramatic roots, since during the world wars people really ate cats (not only in Vicenza, but in most Italy) because there was nothing else left to eat.The most desperate ended up eating rats too, my grandmother lived through both world wars and she recounted some really sad stories. If you ask to people who went to North Korea you will be told they've never seen a single bird flying there, people ate all of them by desperation.

 

But this does not mean there aren't "extreme" people here. When I worked in a restaurant one of the customers was a so called "gourmet" (meaning he had the money, but couldn't discern a potato from a chicken). He always asked for the weird stuff, like chicken tripe (takes MANY chickens to make a single serving of chicken tripe, we joked we killed a whole hen-house for him), beef esophagus and so on. Once we asked him to tell some of the weirdest things he tried. He said he was able to find a restaurant willing to prepare a dish with cat's meat and tried that. He asked us if we were willing to find and prepare hedgehog. We said we would do our best (in his dreams).

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, FeChef said:

Rabbit has jus been legalized to be sold in my area this year. I picked up a whole Rabbit, and can't wait to make a dish. I wanted to make Rabbit for easter but a a bunch of  family members don't like mustard on anything. And apparently mustard based rabbit is a the go to in french cuisine.

 

I posted some traditional Italian recipes for rabbit here:

 

 

 

 

 

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