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  1. #1 Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole 
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    A top Italian food writer has been suspended indefinitely from the country’s version of the television programme Ready Steady Cook for recommending stewed cat to viewers as a “succulent dish”.

    RAI, the public broadcasting network, said that it had dropped Beppe Bigazzi, 77, for offering the recipe on La Prova del Cuoco, which is broadcast at midday on the main channel. Its switchboard was inundated with complaints from viewers and animal rights groups. Bigazzi said that casserole of cat was a famous dish in his home region of Valdarno, Tuscany.

    “I’ve eaten it myself and it’s a lot better than many other animals,” he told viewers. “Better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon.” He said that for optimum flavour the meat should be “soaked in spring water for three days” before being stewed.

    Elisa Isoardi, the programme’s presenter — who has a cat called Othello — tried to steer Bigazzi off the subject. Reports said that during the commercial break she and the show’s producers tried to persuade him to apologise to viewers but he refused. ...
    yummo!

    I don't really like cats and wouldn't want to eat one, but I do think some people are being a tad over sensitive about this.
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    My dog wants easier recipes.
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    I'm not thrilled with the idea of cat meat dishes. I have a cat, and I feed the strays in my neighborhood. I wouldn't want to eat dog meat for similar reasons.


    I'm less thrilled with the idea of a channel firing a guy in response to complaints from animal rights activists.
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    I think this belongs here. If not, would a mod please move it?

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    What's the big deal about eating pu.....okay. Even I am not going there.....:o
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    On another note, doesn't Beppe sound like something you would name a pet, if you were Italian?
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    On another note, doesn't Beppe sound like something you would name a pet, if you were Italian?
    Now that you mention it.....:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    My dog wants easier recipes.
    Take one 5 pound cat, drive over with snow tires to tenderize. serve fresh with toast and butter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    My dog wants easier recipes.
    Doesn't Shannon have a really quick and easy Cat Recipe......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Doesn't Shannon have a really quick and easy Cat Recipe......

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    Those are potions!
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