Was just watching Andrew Zimmern eating some in Venice. Looked tasty. I would like to have some so I could take a big bite and say "tastes like ass!". That cracked my wife up btw.
Seriously, anybody had any or know where to get it in the U.S.?
I've seen a couple news articles lately about horses and donkeys being abandoned by the score because their owners can't afford to feed them anymore.
Currently, there is no USDA inspected slaughterhouse for horses in the US, thus here is no horsemeat sold in the US. I suspect the same is true for donkeys. The articles you cite have raised the issue of the need for a USDA inspected slaughterhouse for horses, but I seriously doubt that donkeys would ever be added.
Agreed. I know of know of no USDA approved processing centers for poopy (yes, that is actually what donkey meat is technically called!) If you are traveling I should point out hover that venice is far from the only place that serves it. Saucisson d' Ane is a speciality of the French town of Alres (and horse sausage is common throughout the Camauge area)
Actually you may have already tasted it. I remeber reading that it is pretty common to add horse and donkey to the pork in many European dry sausages, common enough the USDA was working on a way to be able to DNA test sausage meat to determine what animals were present.