Blesbok for Dinner?

Over at The Observer's 'Word of Mouth' blog, Fraser Lewry has started eating his way though the animal alphabet. He's currently on the letter B and has made Blesbok Tartare. Now, I'm not squeamish when it comes to trying new foods but this seems to be more of a PR stunt, rather than a serious attempt to introduce new tastes into our diets. The fact that Blesbok in the wild is bordering on being and endangered species is bound to raise a few eyebrows even though the supplier's website says, ”Osgrow shows how well the partnership between conservation and exotic meat production works, ensuring the successful continuation and survival of many species that would easily be starved out of existence by other animals taking over if their numbers were not controlled under strict regulation. He'd have been far better”. There will also be concern among some that the meat has been eaten raw. Let alone the air miles used in bringing this meat to the UK.

He'd have been far better to use locally produced meat. But what could he have had? Bunny rabbit? Barnsley Chop? No, he could have had some of the superb Bison from Bouverie Lodge Bison Farm.

Picture of Bouverie Lodge Bison

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