Restaurateurs are always looking for the next menu item that will sell like hot cakes. That is why burger places now sell chicken, fish and tacos.
Since cavemen humans have attempted to eat the entire animal even to cracking the bones and sucking out the marrow then using the bones for tools.
People won't eat dolphin but they will eat mahi mahi. Imagine this product on the menu. A large piece of lard or fat attached to a piece of thick pig skin. The skin has been used by the pig to wallow in mud and pig feces. It has been muddy, hairy, wrinkled, has no pores and is a sweaty stinky container for all the entrails/guts of the pig when it was alive. No one would eat a lard/fat encrusted square of dark tough, hard as a rock piece of swine skin so it is repackaged and sold as cracklins or pork rinds. Sales are in the giddy range. People won't eat pork belly or swine stomach but repackage it and name it bacon and we can't get enough.
Meat processors say they use everything but the moo in cattle and the squeal of the pig and that includes some parts that are not exactly on the must eat list of Andrew Zimmern. Zimmern, of the TV Show "Bizarre Foods," might think twice before having them for lunch and he has eaten things I won't even touch.
The item, dare I say delicacy, under consideration is the reproductive organ of a bull. Not many people would eat scrotum and testes so they are sold as mountain oysters.
A menu item that reads, "Fish eggs: small, round black balls of reproductive offal in natural emollients; marine animal reproductive viscera harvested by squeezing the abdomen of female fish." I have seen how they are harvested. Female Sturgeon and other fish with swollen, distended abdomens are milked. The worker holds the fish by the head and squeezes it. Eggs come squirting out of an orifice used for other functions. The offal is oily, gelatinous, small, slimy, shiny frog like eyes. People would not eat that so they are repackaged and sold as caviar for big dollars.
People will not eat ground ears, noses, tongues, bits of skin, hearts, lips, by-products, meat scraps. However, if such products are repackaged and sold in casings with mustard and renamed hot dogs sales rise higher than the national debt.
Everyone has constipational rights. It says so in the U.S. Constipation, Article XXX, paragraph one, section "d." Those are undeniable rights that our military has fought to preserve. The President, Congress and the Supreme Court are bound to protect that precious document that outlines our rights as citizens. Try as hard as we might, there are times when we have constipational problems. An age old remedy has been to eat prunes as recommended in section "z" of the constipation. However, it seems that people today don't want to be recognized as having constipational and digestive problems. So prunes have been repackaged and rebranded as dried plums and sales have extruded upward.
Larry Vandeventer. Go to my website -- Larryvandeventer.com -- and purchase my books. I grew up North of Calvertville and Graduated from Worthington High School and Indiana State 4 Times. Contact me at Goosecrick@aol.com or 317-839-7656.