This weekend Mark and I somehow got into a conversation about whether or not people eat bear. I personally think it might be tasty, but then again I'm known to be rather obsessed with gamey meats. I also told him about some weird news story I read where a badger was lying in the middle of the road and the driver who found him called the police (wait, why wouldn't you just call Animal Control?). Everyone on the scene had thought he was roadkill but upon closer inspection, and I have NO idea how they investigated the situation enough to conclude this, they found it was drunk off of... wait for it... wait for it... fermented cherries!
I've had wild boar and cherry pasta made by Massimo Capra, who is known for his pastas, at his restarant Mistura. It was incredibly tasty. But I have yet to have had the pleasure of discovering what bear and fermented cherry pasta would taste like!
Yours in food,