New York Art Community Dines on Rats

“…Twenty people, mostly friends of Ms. Ginn or the gallery owner, Ms. LaViola, nibbled on goat cheese bruschetta topped with rat leg tenderloin, and rat-pork terrine encircled with beef fat, prepared by a chef after much trial and error with his proteins. The rats were shipped from a United States Department of Agriculture-approved West Coast processor that supplies pet owners with humanely killed, individually flash-frozen rodents, in classifications ranging from “jumbo” to “fuzzy.” Seventy five rats were skinned and cooked — and broiled and smoked and grilled — for the dinner, and most guests paid $100 each to attend…”

3 Responses to New York Art Community Dines on Rats

  1. Justin says:

    "Let them eat vermin."

  2. Jeff Bragg says:

    This reminds me of "Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America," from Zappa's The Yellow Shark Album.

    "When the last decrepit factory has dumped its final load of toxic waste into the water supply and shipped its last badly manufactured, incompetently designed consumer thing, we gaze in astonishment as the denizens of NU-PERFECT AMERICA, dine on rats (mmmmm), poodles, Styrofoam packing pellets, all floating in a broth of tritium-enriched sewage, roasting the least diseased body parts of abandoned wild children accumulating since the total ban on abortion a few years back."

  3. Jeff Bragg says:

    By the way, I hope you don't mind if I share this on my blog this week. I just can't resist the irony. Frank was so prescient.

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