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CDC: Rare Walrus Not Recommended If You Want To Avoid Trichinosis

When you throw that walrus steak on the grill this weekend, you better make sure it’s well done: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that inadequately cooked walrus meat has been linked to recent cases of trichinellosis, also known as trichinosis. [More]


Sure, Horsemeat Sounds Icky, But At Least No One’s Serving Narwhal

You’re not alone if you find the idea of eating horse a bit yucky, but just count your lucky stars that no one (that we know of) is serving up narwhal, walrus, musk ox and more “North Pole” delicacies. The New York Times takes us on a journey to 1909, when the paper gave a dinner to honor Robert E. Peary on his supposed discovery of the North Pole. The menu leaves us skeptical of being able to eat lunch, and probably wasn’t that appetizing to those who had to eat it back then, either. [The New York Times] [More]