What Kind of Dinosaur Meat Would Taste Best?

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"You could get into cuts of meat. Armored dinosaurs mainly used their tails for defense, so that would probably be a lot of good white meat. Hadrosaurs were quadrupedal and spent much of their time on the move; I suspect they would be largely red meat," Varricchio says. Sauropods, the largest animals to ever walk the earth, may have made for an interesting meal as well. Their long necks, used to reach high-up food sources, could have resulted in a unique cut of sturdy red meat weighing several tons. Says Varricchio, "Sauropod neck could be a delicacy."

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4 Responses:

  1. lindamar112 says:

    I think we can safely guess that theropod dinosaurs would taste like turkey or chicken.

    • Tim says:

      Not sure that's a completely safe guess. Turkey and chicken are similar but do not taste alike, even though they're likely genetically closer to each other than either is to distant theropod ancestor species.

      • Pavel Lishin says:

        As someone who didn't taste turkey until I was around 10, "similar" is pretty subjective; I don't think they taste very much the same at all.

  2. cthulhu says:

    IIRC, there's an Isaac Asimov short story where some dude invents a crippled kind of time machine, and inadvertently sucks in some dinosaur eggs; said eggs then hatch into small dinosaurs, which turn out to be incredibly tasty. The dude subsequently ranches the dinos and gets rich, and humanity erects a statue to him for bringing the world this terrific new food. Hmmm...a lot more capitalistic than Asimov usually was.

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