In a Guardian article titled The ultimate ethical meal Caroline Davies reports that some folks in Great Britain are eating themselves stupid on gray squirrel which, she says, tastes like a cross between duck and lamb (Too bad they don't look like crosses between ducks and sheep. Now that'd be amusing.) Having eaten gray squirrel myself, I agree with her partial description of their flavor. However, if she wrote the article to encourage people to eat gray squirrel in an effort to reduce Britain's population of this American import she may be disappointed. Most people quail at the thought of eating rodents.
But then on the other hand, perhaps if a gifted British chef does a bang up job on presenting dishes of gray squirrel to the public they will go for it. As these photos of cooked rat and guinea pig show, presentation is very critical to a diner's acceptance of food proffered