The possum picture on the home page here is really cute.
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Carolyn, a young work colleague was over for dinner. She, another colleague (Brenda), Nan, and I were on the porch.
Carolyn was from Utah, and she had never seen a possum. She looked in the backyard with a look of horror and disgust, asking, '"what is that?"
Should have seen the look on her face when I pointed to Brenda and added that they eat them in the south.
Brenda and I bought Carolyn a possum plush toy.
Possum cookin' isn't just limited to the Souf, it's enjoyed as far north as Canada. i've had it in stew, SOS with homemade Texas toast, and fire roasted. i'm always amazed by folks who won't eat wild meat but like the factory raised, chemical laced, garbage.
My grandmother was very knowledgeable in wild foods and taught me a lot. My favorite was snapping turtle. i've caught, cleaned and eaten them. Her back fence was covered with snapper shells, some as big as a wash tub!
One roommate, for a year in college, was nicknamed Euell Gibbons. He could go over the hill from our house and come back in 20 minutes with a complete meal. My favorite bread is still the ones he made with dried cattail roots.