.... Rabbit, at least that is what we had been told.
It was the first and last time I ever tried the dish. Never expected it on a nuclear submarine, but we were often a laboratory for untold experiments.
Anyone else have the rabbit dining experience on a submerged, nuclear submarine
? If not, it may have been an altogether different dining experience, and certainly a culinary experiment for the force: was the fried dish actually roof rabbit (roof hare
as others call it)?
A few excerpts from a very interesting site:
In 1885 an English newspaper reported the story of a woman convicted of trapping and butchering cats and selling them to people as rabbit meat. ... This recipe for "Roast Cat as It Should Be Prepared" is from Ruperto de Nola, Libro de Cozina, 1529: ... and when it is roasted carve it as if it were rabbit or kid and put it on a large plate; and take the garlic with oil mixed with good broth so that it is coarse, and pour it over the cat and you can eat it for it is a good dish. ... The Spanish expression "pasar gato por liebre" (to pass off a cat as a hare) and the Portuguese expression "Comprar gato por lebre" (to buy a cat as a hare) are derived from this practice and mean "to pull the wool over someone's eyes". - CATS - FRIEND OR FOOD? -
Things could have been worse during our experimental era. Had we been on USS Skate
(SSN-578), an appropriate experimental dinner may well have been this
currently popular dish.
Submarines are always silent and strange.
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