Very OT: woodchuck au vin

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 14 01:31:06 UTC 2009

Groundhogs are similar to a West African animal called  Cutting Grass
or Grass Cutter, depending on how much you decreolize it.  They are
tasty, and I thought the flavor was a bit like rabbit.


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Alison Murie<sagehen7470 at> wrote:
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> I  can't remember how this happened to come up, but some years ago
> there was a discussion on this list of the table characteristics of
> various wild critters.  At that time I disparaged groundhog, having
> found it disagreeable  the one or two times I had had it.  Now I must
> retract that.  Our neighborhood is overrun with groundhogs; we have
> trapped three since they awakened from their winter sleep.  We
> exported the first two, but decided to eat the third.  It was
> spectacularly good.  If you eat meat, try it  They are not an
> endangered species!
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