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  • Maybe I'm not as primal as I thought I was

    Here's what led to the revelation:

    Last spring we had 2 hogs butchered that hubby raised (not at our house). I had the butcher save everything which included the heads split in half. So today I decided to make bone broth with one. I unwrapped it and started getting a little squeamish, it barely fit into my stock pot. I had to decide did I want the eyeball facing up or the teeth? I chose the teeth, the snout is pressing on the glass lid. I'm not sure I can go through with this. I put it to cook on my parabolic solar cooker figuring that it would cook down some before I had to bring it in for the night, at which time the bones may be soft enough to smash the snout down so it's not pressing against the lid.

    I was a chef for years, I have no problem cutting up meat, but I never worked with an animal head, seeing the teeth and eye is disquieting.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

  • #2
    Herbal Crunch seems to think that Primal is for sociopaths, so maybe you are right :/
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

    Jack london, "Before Adam"

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    • #3
      Yeah, I'm with you as far as the "face" aspect goes. I figure if I mean what I say, I'll be able to stew a head when the opportunity arises. But it hasn't yet. And I have no idea what will happen when it does. I suspect I'll stew it, pour off the broth for use, and bury the beastly visage knowing I at least put it to use.
      Crohn's, doing SCD

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      • #4
        If you were truly Primal, you'd turn the face into some kinda creepy ritual mask, and wear it seasonally, or to slaughter other pigs.
        "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

        Jack london, "Before Adam"

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        • #5
          UF, we all have our squeams.

          Maybe you could spend some time at youtube watching old Andrew Zimmern episodes of Bizarre Foods. Maybe an afternoon of watching him eat bugs, goat eyeballs, testicles, and tripe will numb you to it. There's even one episode where he goes to a restaurant (maybe one of the Japan episodes?) that specializes in just penis dishes. LOL

          Good luck (I've got my fingers crossed for you).

          ETA: I think there's an Anthony Bourdain episode where he and a buddy have some kind of beast's head in a soup.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            You can always impale it upon a stake and leave it as an offering to the Beast
            "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

            Jack london, "Before Adam"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
              If you were truly Primal, you'd turn the face into some kinda creepy ritual mask, and wear it seasonally, or to slaughter other pigs.
              Yeah I could do that but then I wouldn't get any broth and besides the head is split in half so it wouldn't make a very good mask.

              Maybe I should just bravely fish the head out of the pot and call the dogs into fight over it. But I think the bigger dog would get the whole thing. Perhaps I could enlist hubby (when he gets home) to chop it up with an axe and then call in the dogs to feast upon the carcass.
              Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
                You can always impale it upon a stake and leave it as an offering to the Beast
                I second this idea
                beautiful
                yeah you are

                Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                lol

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                • #9
                  Fucking barbaric.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zach View Post
                    Fucking barbaric.
                    cooking the head or staking the head as a warning?

                    urban i don't blame you, i sat for a minute to imagine eyes looking up at me from the pot and i was ooged out
                    beautiful
                    yeah you are

                    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                    lol

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                    • #11
                      It's all about exposure. People who never see porn are more likely to develop an addiction or repulsion to it. Those who regularly slaughter animals are less likely to feel emotional about it. Those who routinely eat green veg are less likely to find it gross. That doesn't mean any of those behaviours is the 'natural' one, just that responses vary based on exposure.

                      Do you think humans 'in the wild' cry when they kill an animal, are grossed-out by a carcass or unnerved by the eyes on its skinned head? It's natural to be comfortable with what you are familiar and uncomfortable with what you are unfamiliar.
                      --
                      Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

                      --
                      I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                      I'd apologize, but...

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                      • #12
                        Well that's what I was sayin.... it was my first time looking at teeth and an eye in a stock pot. I probably could get used to it if I were to do it a few more times, which I would only do if the broth came out exceptionally good or if society collapsed and that was the only thing I had to eat.

                        When Hubby came home he offered to hack off the offending bits (I have no idea what he did with them). Now the pot is on the stove and the skull is submerged in water so I can't see any OB so I'll just cook the heck out of it and then strain it and hopefully it won't taste nasty.
                        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kochin View Post
                          It's all about exposure. People who never see porn are more likely to develop an addiction or repulsion to it. Those who regularly slaughter animals are less likely to feel emotional about it. Those who routinely eat green veg are less likely to find it gross. That doesn't mean any of those behaviours is the 'natural' one, just that responses vary based on exposure.

                          Do you think humans 'in the wild' cry when they kill an animal, are grossed-out by a carcass or unnerved by the eyes on its skinned head?
                          definitely at least as children; theeeen they were probably shamed bitterly by the laughter of women, and beaten ignomoniously like the animals, and didn't express it ever again
                          "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                          Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                          • #14
                            why would the women laugh if men were the mighty hunters out killing
                            beautiful
                            yeah you are

                            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                            lol

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                            • #15
                              I remember the first time I saw the little chicken feet, pressing up against the clear lid of the crockpot, as if they were trying to escape. Gave me quite a turn. I imagine eyeballs would be even harder to take.

                              Are you doing some kind of head cheese/souse with it? I love that stuff. I might even be willing to face down some eyeballs to make it.

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