Welcome to my blog of kittylicious delights! Kitties in cuisine have long been considered a delicacy in many nations and cultures. Places like China, Peru, Britain, and Melmac have had a long history of kitty consumption.
In China, it is estimated that 4 million cats are eaten per year. In the cold winter months, many Chinese consider feline flesh (and luscious lamb, for that matter) to be a good warming food for the body. Although the sentiment against cat cookery is growing in China, there is still a strong base of cat cravers who don’t want to give these tantalizing tabbies up.
Every September in La Quebrada, Peru, at the festival of Saint Efigenia, there is even a festival to celebrate cat cooking techniques. It is my hope to one day to attend this festival and document the techniques of the ancient Peruvians for this website! It will be very interesting to see how our customs differ! I’m glad that this festival has preserved these ancient traditions such that we can learn from our ancestors and perhaps even improve upon their methods!
The British also have a history with making meals out of mousers. Linked here is an extensive article on feline fare in 17th and 18th century Britain. However, in this article, one passage in particular disgusted me:
A nine-pound cat had been selected as the victim, and “the Man-monster… made a formidable attack on the head of his antagonist and, with repeated bites, soon deprived it of existence.” He then devoured his prey without even stripping off the skin, leaving only the bones “as memorials of […] the degradation of human nature.”
How savage! With all that fur, I hope he got a hairball stuck in his throat!
Although in present times, kitties as culinary courses is considered taboo by many, I aim to preserve this time-honored tradition with this website by providing recipes, discussion, and commentary on the state of kitty cuisine today.