Friday, 25 January 2013

How do you cook a mammoth?

There aren't any recipes for mammoth on Google that I could find, but there are some for elephant.

 Apparently the trunk is the very tastiest bit, followed by the legs.

 Several of the recipes involve cooking the meat in a pit for several hours, but that’s no good to Song Hunter’s Neanderthal people because for them fuel is very scarce: Mica’s band eat their meat raw most of the time.

 For me, the idea of eating elephant is sad, and rather revolting, but there was one recipe that tickled me.

 It said cut the elephant into bite-sized pieces and cook until done.


  1. Yes, that's the way to do it. It's the punchline of an old elephant joke too. "How do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time."

    1. Hadn't heard that one, Adele, but I'm reminded of the recipe for jugged hare which begins "first catch your hare".