With my feelings towards the aggressive pigeon population here in the Burgh being pretty well known by now, I tend to get lots of pigeon emails.
One in particular from blogger Jo Janoski caught my eye with the title “Pigeon Pie”. Her email said:
I thought you might like this recipe for pigeon pie. ;)
The little winking emoticon made me believe I was going to click the link and be taken to a website that had a parody recipe for pigeon pie, because really, who the hell eats actual pigeons?! Other than maybe idiot contestants on Fear Factor and wild turkeys roaming downtown Pittsburgh, that is.
Lo and behold, Burghers. They eat pigeons in the UK and the link was for the BBC website.
Are you gagging yet? No? Let me help you out with that.
Click on the little “Show me MORE pigeon recipes” and you get these:
I know some Londoners read this site and I love you, but I’d like to tell you that you British are nuts! Thanks for not bringing those recipes over on the boats with you.
Once in Mexico, I ate cold octopus with the suction cups still on the tentacles. I’d eat that again before I ever eat pan-fried pigeon with cabbage puree.
And thanks Jo!