Tag Archives: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Vincent van Gogh by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

9 Aug

Completion Date: 1887
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Technique: pastel
Material: cardboard
Dimensions: 54 x 45 cm
Gallery: Van Gogh Museum

via: Wikipaintings

Sensitive topic. Therefore comments off.

Self-Immolation Of A Squirrel!

30 Jul

Self-immolation of a squirrel to protesting against squirrel’s meat on sale at Budgens grocery store in Crouch End, North London.

Well, my dear friends and readers of the good old meerschweinchenreport, I cannot remember myself having recommended eating up some nicely prepared and suppaduppa tasty squirrels at any day or nighttime – and so it shall be handled in future. On the other hand I cannot help discussing the fact that squirrel meat is on sale now.

Having read Metro.Co.Uk I became aware that a Budgens grocery store in Crouch End, North London is currently selling squirrel meat for £3 each and campaigners claim it is committing ‘wildlife massacre’:

Squirrels are a big-sized threat to humans. The best way to fight them down is to shoot through them and then to step on them. Finally: Read a cooking book.

Let’s have a short look into Monsieur Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous cooking book The Art of Cooking and the passage in which he explains how freshly shot squirrels should be treated best: “Having shot some squirrels in autumn, skin them the same day and empty them. Roll them up in a piece of lard and let them brown with some good quality butter in a copper saucepan…one must not risk using spice of any kind as it may take away from the animal its exquisite nutty flavour.”

Digital Journal writes: “The popular woodland creatures were once popular as a UK meat and made into soups, pies and casseroles. Andrew Barron, amateur hunter, can’t see what the fuss is about: ‘Squirrels are a pest so why not eat them? The flavour of a squirrel is nutty flavour and tastes similar to rabbit’.”

Metro.Co.Uk acted quickly in introducing more top squirrel recipes to their readers.

Now, if you support the idea of eating squirrel’s meat in future, or not, the history of having it in our pans was a quite elegant one:

It’s about Skwerl Hunters also came to the aid of the nation during the American Civil War… (very funny to read); via scary squirrel world

Visual Bonus Track:

2 Squirrels are hunting Nazis; via: the high definite