Camels are one of these animals.
So I was sort of surprised to read this blog entry from a well-known food writer named Anissa Helou. She writes about how sad she was to miss a chance to eat camel hump. But then gets her wish to see how a baby camel is cooked:
It was a blow. I had been wanting to taste camel hump ever since I got to the [Mideast] and I had just missed my chance. A chance that was not likely to come again so easily. To eat hump, you need to buy and cook a whole camel. Admittedly a small one, three or four months old, but still too large an animal for my little kitchenette here. Not to mention the cost at over $1000 dollars for the baby camel.
But the gods smiled upon me today and I finally got my wish. I happened to be in a catering kitchen this morning where they were preparing a baby camel (known here as h’war) for a feast.
Wow. Her lucky day. See what I mean? That just sounds wrong. And after all that, she doesn’t even say what a baby camel TASTES like!
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