Saturday, October 04, 2008

Consenting ingredients

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If I had made black pudding out of my own spare blood, would vegetarians be able to object to trying it?

Strictly speaking, no animals would have been harmed...
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18 comments:

MaLady said...

eeeww!

Restaurant Gal said...

Someone had too much time to think today! :)

debra said...

This vegetarian gags at the thought...

Sayre said...

I don't think vegetarians like blood much.

Binty McShae said...

It would be a form of cannibalism though, would it not. And vampirism, for that matter. And if YOU ate it... I'm not sure what the word is for self-cannibalistic-vampire tendecies...?

Z said...

I agree with Binty. Though I think it would be all right for you to eat it, morally speaking.

I know a woman who asked for the bone removed when she had a hip replacement (she's an artist, the surgeon probably thought she was going to put it in a still life as she likes painting dead flowers). She cooked it for her dog and was cross when he wouldn't touch it. If a dog knows when something is taboo, then I'd take notice.

Kim Ayres said...

MaLady - wassup?

RG - story of my life...

Debra - but no aminals were harmed!

Sayre - but is it any worse than milk?

Binty - I think the word you're probably searching for is "nutter", but I'd disagree. It's not actually cannibalism and more than drinking human milk is, which is not something we accuse babies of. It's a constantly renewable bodily product.

Z - but isn't it the case that the bone is only fun for dogs if it's got meat on it?

Mary Witzl said...

No offense to you, Kim, but any blood pudding makes me gag, so a homemade one from a friend's blood is hardly likely to tempt my appetite. And while I'm at it, Ewwww!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
I’m a vegetarian/vegan and the idea of ingesting black pudding isn’t up for consideration. I’ll stick with grains, nuts, vegetables and fruit. Meat would actually be preferable…

Would YOUeat it??

Kim Ayres said...

Mary - but because of my haemochromatosis, it would be rich in iron - maybe theres a market for pregnant women...

Anonymous - thank you for taking the time to comment. If you do so again, could you use a name - it doesnt have to be your own, so long as you're consistent. That way I'll be able to tell you apart from other anonymous comments.

Im afraid I wouldn't eat it because I have haemochromatosis, so should be staying off iron-rich foods ;)

savannah said...

try painting with it, sugar! ;) worked for kate moss! xoxo

Litzi said...

Hi Kim,
Out from the shroud of anonymity and using my Blogger identity…

Are there any practical uses for your blood other than black pudding? It seems a shame to let it go to waste, but is it really fit for human consumption? I don’t mean to be disparaging, but the whole concept is rather gross…

I look at a raw piece of blood dripping beef and wonder how anyone can manage to eat it, so I’m probably a bit prejudice about the entire matter!

Jeanette said...

All I can say is that I laughed my tail off when I read this!!!! Funny!!! Thanks, I needed that.

Kim Ayres said...

Savannah - or dipped in honey, perhaps? Or Golden Syrup... but that would be to Dr Maroon.

Litzi - if you look back at my post "Blood Disposal" a bit further down the page, you'll see that actually they are not allowed to give me my blood back once it's removed. The whole lot just goes to waste. I just thought it was funny to explore a "what if" scenario :)

Jeanette - :)

Conan Drumm said...

I think you're on to something. A line of Kimpharm Pudding products for anaemia sufferers. Not tested on animals etc etc!

PI said...

Kim how could you? Even pukka BPs make me nauseous. Ta!

Kim Ayres said...

Conan - I like it - sounds like Farm, as in animals, but spelled pharm as in pharmacuticals. You can be head of marketing!

Pat - personally I can't abide the stuff and have never understood how anyone can. However, clearly some people do and it stands to reason that there will be some vegetarians out there who for moral, rather than taste, reasons avoid meat. Like all the vegetarians who crave a bacon buttie, there are bound to be some who crave black pudding. This would seem the ideal answer!

Eryl Shields said...

They, like me, would be able to object to eating it on grounds of vileness only, but that seems quite enough.