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Savenor's exotic meats

I'd vaguely known of this Cambridge store, but found it mentioned when I was looking up kangaroo meat in the US. Checked it out today. In general it's a high end meat store (plus ice cream and vegan ice cream and fresh pasta and stuff), but the freezer does indeed have some exotics: bison, wild boar, duck sausage, rabbit, venison, elk, wagyu beef ($100/lb for a steak; cheaper for ground), alligator, iguana. Iguana, really? I did not notice any kangaroo.

Also a leg of jamon iberico (also $100/lb). I assume you can get that sliced, not spend thousands on one leg, though the employee I talked to was uncertain ("how do you even slice that? I should talk to the chef.")

I ended up getting some duck sausage, duck eggs ($6 for 4), and "cheddar bites" cheese curds, because I've liked cheese curds. They're decent, though I think Indiana's farmers markets had slightly better ones. Haven't had the duck stuff yet.

I doubt I'll be a regular visitor, but if you've had a hankering to try some iguana or something, now you know where to look. Prices for weird stuff tend to be $13-26/lb, I'd say, with some exceptions. (I think the iguana was $40/lb, but I'm not sure.)

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Sep. 24th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
I've had gator tail, it was delicious. It might be he source of the "tastes like chicken" joke, or maybe it was chicken-fried along with actual chicken in the kitchen.
Sep. 26th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
How do duck eggs compare to chicken?
Sep. 26th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
A bit bigger. Yolk seems much bigger and supposedly it has 2x the cholesterol of chicken eggs, if you care. I saw mentions of the whites having a different texture. I fried one, and the white seemed to cook faster than I expected. I think it tasted a bit different, though not huge or overwhelming. Yolk allegedly more colored, not sure I noticed.

Guess I could fry duck and chicken together, do a direct control. Though duck and chicken-raised-like-duck would be better. Right now I have TJ "cage free", whatever that means.

Oh, and the shell is thicker, harder to open.
Sep. 26th, 2014 01:28 pm (UTC)
If you do the test with direct control, I'll be unsurprised but well informed :) Thanks for describing!
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