Goo from a deer's stomach is sort of like nature's pâté

Fun fact: The partially digested contents of a deer's stomach has "a consistency and a flavour that is not unlike cream cheese". It's a treat enjoyed by modern/recent hunter-gatherer cultures and, possibly, by Neanderthals. (Via Smithsonian Smart News)

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  1. Hah, you scooped me!

    I was going to say: Wolves probably enjoyed this too, and maybe that explains why dogs are crazy about cheese!

  2. At the end of the movie Tampopo the gangster, who's a recurring character, tells his lover of a forest where wild pigs eat yams. Hunted, killed, and opened up quickly enough their intestines, grilled, create a yam sausage.

    It's a similar principle. I'd be curious to try both.

  3. edgore says:

    Yuck! Unicorn stomach contents chaser please!

  4. The goddamn smell! Yeah, as a hunter I have opened up many deer. When that moist sweet horrible stench hits my face I recoil. I'm sure ancient people ate whatever they could, but if I have a deer in front of me, the stomach contents will be all the way at the end of the list. I will eat raw deer testicles before I taste their masticated and ruminated filth.

  5. xzzy says:

    I think this is less an endorsement of the contents of a deer's stomach, and more a condemnation of pâté.

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