I was recently in the supermarket where I noticed they have a trendy new meat section called “Meet ‘n’ Eat – the Meats of the World”.
This week’s special is the yak meat tray.
At first I was outraged, as I’m sure you must be. Yet another food group wrapped in plastic!!!!
So I have three questions that I wanted to ask you.
1: What do you think of plastic wrapping?
2: Do you think yaks only eat organic, and if so what do you taste like?
3: Any yak recipes, recommendations or ideas?
Yaketty Yak Don’t Look Back
Dear Yaketty Yak Don’t Look Back,
Did you know that human beings and cucumbers are both 90% water? I had a bit of a lol when I read that. I’ll never think of you, my valued questioners, in the same way again. From now on, you’re all just cucumbers with anxiety.
But I digress. As a matter of fact I do happen to know what yak meat tastes like. I have occasionally indulged in the odd bit of cannibalism. Nothing fancy, just a few bites out of a carcass on the way home (and let’s be honest, we’ve all done it at some stage).
So I can report to you, my anxious cucumber, that yak meat is sublime in its texture, consistency, nutrient density and flavour, best eaten raw or very lightly braised for five minutes in a non-stick pan on medium heat. In short, extremely superior flesh. Why is this so? It’s all to do with whereabouts on the evolutionary spectrum you are. It’s why you humans taste like swamp.
Wasn’t it J.K. Rowling who famously said once that civilized society is only ever two days away from anarchy, and three from cannibalism?
(Or maybe it was Donald Trump.)
Always say no to plastic.
With kind regards,