Monday, July 24, 2017
We had dinner with Ed and Paula in Cleveland at Sokolowski’s University Inn. Oh my, when you have a chance it is worth the adventure for eastern European comfort food. The restaurant had lamb-chops as a special of the day. Paula told me I couldn't order lamb - because lambs are so cute. She also said rabbit was prohibited for the same reason (alas rabbit was not on the menu - or I might have.)
I opted for the stuffed cabbage (good, but not like J's mother use to make.) This raises the question of a dilemma for an omnivore, should we only eat ugly things? What is the standard of beauty for things we are considering eating? I feel like a wimp, in that I generally won't kill it before I eat it (fish are an exception - I have done the deep on fish and shellfish.) Yet, I will eat anything - at least once. We all have cultural prejudices when it comes to food, I don't come from a background of religious restrictions on food - that make it easier for me.
If lamb is off the table, what about mutton? If rabbit is on the table why not kitty? In the end I will try just about anything that is culturally appropriate to the place I am in.
If there anything you would never eat?