According to Dr. Philip Kramer, director of the Caribbean program for the Nature Conservancy, a good way to take care of problematic invasive species like the lionfish, Asian carp and European green crabs, is to find another predatory species that will eat them to extinction. And that means you and me. “Humans are the most ubiquitous predators on earth,” says Dr. Kramer. “Instead of eating something like shark fin soup, why not eat a species that is causing harm and, with your meal, make a positive contribution?”
This, too, may be a solution for all our current economic woes in America. When the starving unemployed masses in America can no longer put food on the table, they can always look to the millionaires and billionaires whose tax cuts the Republicans in Congress are trying to protect. Eat the rich. That’s true trickle down econo-meals.
Stephen Sondheim was way ahead of his time when he wrote about all this in one of his musicals. For recipes on how to prepare a rich array of meat pies, consult Mrs. Lovett’s cookbook in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Hee-Hee—-that’s not a bad solution. It also could bring in some income with the same bravado that was shown by Mrs. Todd. “Pies for sale!! Lucious, delicious, yummy-scrummy, pies for sale!”
An improvement upon Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” But let’s not call them rich. Let’s honor the anti-tax crowd’s wishes and call them “job creators.” Food processing does create a lot of jobs. I’m guessing the hearts, being rare and small, will be the expensive delicacies.
Nicely put. I could comment on the piquant tartness of some of the southern orifices, but that would not be appropriate in gourmet circles.