Sunday, 16 October 2011

Magpie Tales #87 Freeze-dried dinosaurs

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Freeze-dried dinosaurs

You’ve tried fugu? You’ve lived to tell the tale? So look now at the latest addition to our menu - something you’ve never seen before, let alone tasted!

Discovered in the permafrost by research scientists, these heretofore unknown dinosaurs have proved to be extraordinarily toothsome. Deep-fried in a mixture of herbs and spices, patrons declare this delicacy unsurpassed.

These herbivores, the size of pterosaurs, (strictly not dinosaurs, but who’s worrying?) provide protein-rich, low-calorific meals for the discerning gastronome. A dry white up-market wine is recommended as an accompaniment to this most unusual fare. A word of warning, though – this dish is not cheap. Supplies are limited and the prices reflect this. 

So, for that very special night out, indulge, if you dare, in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. (. . . and it may be your last lifetime experience!!) 

32 comments:

  1. thanks for this...you of course got it a while back that birds are more or less directly evolved reptiles, sharing ancestry with the small batch of reptiles alive today.

    In the last decade or so it has become clear that feathered warm blooded dinosaurs, both flighted and flightless, were one stream of the reptilian world and birds come from there.

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  2. @Christopher - thank you! I enjoy watching the modern dinosaurs at the feeding stations in my garden:-)

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  3. This was fun, Janice.
    When Mara (Weighty Matters blog) was visiting here from The Netherlands recently, we didn't have time to go to the Royal Tyrrell Museum to see all the dinosaur fossils, but she went there herself the next day. I really must go there MYself one of these days. Alberta has contributed a lot to the fossil world but, unfortunately, is now only contributing to the fossil fuel world. Sad situation.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. Excellent and inventive interpretation of the prompt. Great chuckle.

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  5. I hope they defroze them thoroughly first..
    Nice take on the prompt.
    Jamie.

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  6. Great fun. And I loved the last line.

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  7. @Kay - fossils are remarkable and very interesting. I agree with you on the matter of fossil fuels - very sad!
    @Doc - why, thank you, sir. We aim to please (and often miss;-))
    @mylittlewordz - me too! Can't risk food poisoning;-)
    @anthony - thank you, anthony:-)

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  8. Looks as though the ducks paid a high price, too.

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  9. i would definitely give it a try...i am a sucker for exotic foods...

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  10. Just excellent, brilliant twist on the image and food culture in general
    thanks for sharing
    martine

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  11. @Martin - indeed, but by then would they have cared?
    @Brian - ahh - be careful, very careful . . .
    @Martine - Thanks, Martine:-)

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  12. I've eaten lots of odd things in my life but never tried this!

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  13. @jane - I'm very conservative, never eat anything that might disagree;-)

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  14. I'll wait. But maybe not very long. :) Wonderful piece.

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  15. Well after millions of years of aging the meat should be quite delectable. I believe I will however take my chances with more modern fare and pass on this opportunity. I am sure all that partake will declare it 'tastes like chicken'.

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  16. @Tumblewords - I'll just pass;-)
    @SquirrelQueen - very true and I think you're very wise!

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  17. Superb. I would have enjoyed this immensely - had I not a half-finished poem on a creature from the permafrost. Beaten to the post by a much better post!

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  18. @Dave - thank you. Too kind - I look forward to your poem:-)

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  19. Amazing what we humans eat and the lengths some go for new and "exclusive" taste sensations. Would freeze-dried dinosaurs be better than permafrosted mammoth steaks?

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  20. I smiled all the way through this. You even recommended a wine to accompany the ugly delicacy. Loved your reply about watching dinosaurs at the bird feeder:-)

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  21. I have just begun to enjoy my vegetables even more!! Enjoyed what you did with the Magpie picture prompt!!

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  22. @Nicholas - I prefer the simpler things of life;-)
    @Ann - thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    @Morning - thank you, Morning:-)
    @Nanka - you know where you are with vegetables - usually;-)

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  23. Very good interpretation of the picture, and well written.

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  24. They sound very toothsome- great idea! LOL.

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  25. @Jinksy - it's amazing what appeals;-)

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  26. Nice post...love your header pic, btw...

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  27. Modern dinosaurs indeed! You just have to look a little closely and you'll see just how much they resemble each other :P

    Cheers,
    Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

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  28. Reminiscent of alter opinions from a man with a Masters in theology, I was told that dinosaurs never roamed the planet - that the world, in fact, was created with age. I stood puzzled and perplexed.

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  29. @Arnab - yes, indeed.
    @Jackie - how can one keep a straight face when people talk such rubbish?

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