Saturday, September 29, 2007

Darwin the foodie

This is regarding the less famous of the two species of giant Galapagos lizards, not the one that sits on rocks by the shore, posing for the documentarian:

"These lizards, when cooked, yield a white meat, which is liked by those whose stomachs soar above all prejudices."

p. 401, Everyman's Library edition.

1 comment:

  1. Among my herpetologist and ichthyologist friends, debate runs rampant about where "tastes like chicken" actually falls on the phylogenetic tree. Majority has it as a characteristic of all quadrapeds with a reversion in the mammals somewhere up the line from rodents and marsupials (which do taste like chicken)