Italian TV Chef Recommends ‘Cat Stew’

John Hooper writes in the Guardian:

Among other things, Giuseppe “Beppe” Bigazzi is known for his prize-winning cookbook La cucina semplice dei sapori d’Italia (“The simple cuisine of the flavours of Italy”). But as of this week, the flavour with which the TV gastronome is likely to be most closely associated is that of stewed cat.

Bigazzi is familiar to millions of viewers of the publicly-owned RAI network as the white-haired co-presenter of a popular pre-lunchtime programme, La prova del cuoco (“The proof of the cook”). But today he was experiencing his first day without television commitments in 10 years after being axed for expressing his enthusiasm for the flesh of felines.

His remarks came after mentioning how, in the desperate conditions of post-war Italy, some people had taken to boiling stray mogs.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    people need to grow up,
    when people are hungry they will do what they have to do to get by.
    all the people who pitch a fit over this need to hope they never see times like many people did then.

    • Jason Slupski

      i’m hungry….got a couple kids to spare?  :D

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I told my cat Mario that is would be Ok for him to eat me if I die and all the IAM's is gone. He gave me a tasty grin and I was afraid, I was very afraid…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Slupski/1093698968 Jason Slupski

    i’m hungry….got a couple kids to spare?  :D