Shoppers go nuts for squirrel pasty
(not sure about this but it could become a trend....there are lots of squirrels in TO!)
Squirrels have long been on the menu at some top restaurants – but now they have found their way into the humble pasty.
And it seems shoppers can't get enough of the healthy meat which tastes great, is good for the environment and is very free range.
Butcher David Simpson, who sells the pasties in Fraddon,
David Ridley, who owns a fish and game store in Northumberland, is also surprised by the success of grey squirrels, which apparently taste like wild boar or duck.
'I wasn't sure at first, and wondered would people really eat it. Now I take every squirrel I can get my hands on,' he said.
'I've had days when I have managed to get 60 and they've all sold straight away.
There are about 2.5million grey squirrels in
Keith Viner, former chef of Michelin-starred Pennypots in
'It is especially tasty fricasséed with Cornish cream and walnuts. But the one everyone seems to like is the Cornish squirrel pasty.'Source: Metro.co.uk