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Nov 11, 2008 07:37 AM

Swan for Thanksgiving

Is there a place to buy swan to roast for thanksgiving. A supplier in New York City area or Western Massachusetts prefered.



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  1. I've never heard of anyone raising swans for food, and I believe it's illegal to hunt them - I have never heard of anyone eating swan.

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    1. re: JaneRI

      swans were commonly eaten in the middle ages throughout europe. However, in england all swans belong to the queen and it's illeagal to hunt or catch them. My understanding is that royalty still eats swan for feasts on occaision.

      In anycase it's an edible bird and i don't see any reason why one couldn't/shouldn't eat them. I would also be interested in trying flamingo but i suspect that's even harder to find then swan.