First, how many of the characters from Winnie the Pooh are edible?
Obviously, Piglet and Rabbit.
I think they eat bear in China.
I didn’t know this until tonight, but it turns out that you can also eat kangaroo.
I had kangaroo this evening at the Old Swan Brewery. It took a few minutes for my dinner-mates to convince me that this wasn’t some trick they played on foreigners. But other than making me feel a greater kinship with gonzo carnivore Ted Nugent, it’s pretty good. It reminds me of buffalo.
This leaves donkey, owl, and tiger, all of which I suspect are inedible.
Now the other big question: if the children ask, “Did you see any kangaroos?” what do I say? If I say “I ate some kangaroo,” they’ll think I’m a barbarian. If I say, “In a manner of speaking,” they’ll ask for details, and I suspect “On a plate, garnished with lettuce” won’t go over well. I should probably say no, on the grounds that you don’t see a cow every time you go to Burger King.
The tiger shrimp and squid were pretty good, too.