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Q: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that?? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jon90-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 26 Apr 2006 22:46 PDT
Expires: 26 May 2006 22:46 PDT
Question ID: 723235
I know for a fact that for a very brief time (in the 70's I'll say--
maybe early 80's) HORSE BURGER was sold from a pair of pushcarts in New
York's Central Park.  They were there for just a few days.
All my frinds say I'm a liar.  Must prove them wrong
Subject: Re: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 26 Apr 2006 23:55 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi jon90,

Thank you for your question.  

Yes, you are correct horse burgers were sold from a pushcart in 1982
for a brief period of time.

The first link contains an entire article and the following 3 links
have a portion of the articles.



Follow-Up on the News; Horse Power


keyword search:

horse burgers sale pushcart New York City

Best regards,
jon90-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
From: probonopublico-ga on 27 Apr 2006 04:35 PDT
Horsemeat was (and maybe still is) considered a delicacy in some
countries in Western Europe.

I've seen it on menus but I've never indulged.

Never heard of horse burgers until TLS dug the (horse) dirt.
Subject: Re: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
From: cvenom-ga on 27 Apr 2006 09:08 PDT
I've actually eaten horse meat in both Italy and Japan. The Italian
version was in the form of a steak, and tasted pretty good and was
very lean. The Japanese version was raw called guisashi. It was
considered a delicacy, and was probably one of the best things I have
ever eaten. Very tender, thin slices (about the size of a band-aid)
and it almost melts in your mouth. Would love to find it here in the
USA, but haven't been able to yet.
Subject: Re: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
From: myoarin-ga on 27 Apr 2006 13:41 PDT
There is nothing wrong with horsemeat.  There was much more of it
available in Europe when there were more horses, and also before
people started to consider them pets.  I recognized it immediately in
Usbekistan, though I am not sure how.
The local guide confirmed my opinion.  Very lean, as Cvenom states.

The Harvard University faculty club started serving horsemeat during
the war, when it was not rationed, and continued to serve it for quite
a while after rationing stopped   - at least. that was the story back
in the 1960s.
Subject: Re: horseburgers for sale in NYC, when was that??
From: tlspiegel-ga on 27 Apr 2006 14:09 PDT
Hi jon90,,

Thank you for the 5 star rating.

Best regards,

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