Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rabbit or Duck? Apparently, Rabbit

Yes, I watch How I Met Your Mother. I got hooked about two years ago when I had nothing to watch and a sudden expanse of free time. The characters are solid, Neil Patrick Harris is funny and they choose great music for scenes, (my favorite: Mother of Pearl by Roxy Music playing when Ted realizes he loves his bestie). So when last week they had their debate, of rabbit or duck and which is better... I had to agree with the general consensus of duck. I'd rather eat duck, hang out with ducks, watch ducks, and so on.

But apparently, in New York, right now, all the rage is rabbits. What is interesting is that the call for rabbits has more to do with the call for conscientious eating, heralded by Michael Pollan and Food, Inc. There have been growing trends to eating and shopping local, and learning the ins and outs of label reading. So... why rabbits?

Well, according to this NYT article (about the rabbit killing class in Bushwick - sorry I missed it), rabbits are easy to raise in small spaces, easy to kill, but also historically known as the crisis-war-time meat.

So where do you stand on the issue? Do you hate seeing cute wittle bunny wabbits being killed? Or are you ready for some rabbit stew?

Farming & Breeding Fresh Rabbits for NYC Restaurants *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.



Anonymous said...

how about some duck stew? how i met your mother made a good point of rabbits tasting gamey.

ashley said...

shooting ducks makes for a better videogame

Anonymous said...

Rabbits make way better pets, seriously how can it be easy to kill something that cute?

Anonymous said...

Rabbits make much better pets, but seriously how easy can it be to kill something that cute?