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Edinburgh restaurant offers horse meat

March 22, 2010

A restaurant in Edinburgh has put horse meat on its menu.

L'Escargot Bleu is offering either pan-fried horse rump steak or horse meat steak tartare.

The meat is being imported from France, where about 70,000 horses are eaten annually.

Owner Fred Berkmiller told local media: "I'm not pushing people to eat horse, but I eat it regularly. It is tender, sweet and less fatty than beef, and contains higher levels of iron and Omega-3."

He hopes Britons will come to see horse meat as another French favourite, as they do frogs' legs and snails.

He already imports some ready-made products containing horse meat from France, which proved popular and encouraged him to offer horse steak.



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