Horse meat continues to turn up in beef products all over Europe. On Monday, Swedish furniture-maker Ikea announced that it was withdrawing its famous meatballs from 14 European locations after trace amounts of equine were discovered within them. Just a few days prior, Nestlé was forced to recall two of its beefy pasta products — Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini — after horse DNA was detected in its beef supply. The scandal has freaked out consumers across the continent, many of whom would never voluntarily purchase horse meat for dinner.
But what, pray tell, does horse flesh actually taste like? Here, six different descriptions:
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A 40-year-old woman interviewed by Death and Taxes:
The Guardian's Alex Renton:
Unsuspecting American tourists vacationing in France, according to The New York Times:
A T-Magazine writer trying raw horse meat in Japan:
The general consensus? Not bad at all.
So how about it? Would you give horse meat a try?
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