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25th Feb '17 3:50:30 PM nombretomado
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* EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.

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* EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.
3rd Feb '17 10:29:38 PM karstovich2
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* Subverted with mouse and a few other small rodents (e.g. dormouse): as found by Heston Blumenthal, they taste like pork.
* Inverted with emus and ostriches, they taste like beef.

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* Subverted with mouse and a few other small rodents (e.g. dormouse): as found by Heston Blumenthal, they taste like pork.
pork. (Again, slow-twitch muscles are implicated; mice, though small, run rather differently than their cousins, the rabbits and hares.)
* Inverted with emus and ostriches, ostriches; they taste like beef.
3rd Feb '17 10:27:11 PM karstovich2
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* Seeing as how avians and reptiles have a relatively recent common ancestor, it makes perfect sense that lizards and squamates taste like chicken. (The fact that pork, beef, and various other large ungulates do not taste like each other seems to be representative of the fact that slow-twitch muscles have developed somewhat differently in each lineage, but fast-twitch muscles seem to be conserved across the superclass Tetrapoda.)

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* Seeing as how avians and reptiles have a relatively recent common ancestor, it makes perfect sense that lizards and squamates taste like chicken. (The fact that pork, beef, and various other large ungulates do not taste like each other seems to be representative of the fact that slow-twitch muscles have developed somewhat differently in each lineage, but fast-twitch muscles seem to be conserved across the superclass Tetrapoda.Tetrapoda--which is how such widely disparate animals as frogs and rabbits[[note]]Which are more closely related to ''humans'' than anything that isn't a primate or almost a primate[[/note]] can both taste like chicken, as being small, quick, leaping animals, frogs and rabbits both have far greater need of fast-twitch muscle than slow-twitch.)
3rd Feb '17 10:24:10 PM karstovich2
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* Seeing as how avians and reptiles have a relatively recent common ancestor, it makes perfect sense that lizards and squamates taste like chicken.
** Except under this logic, pork should taste like beef.

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* Seeing as how avians and reptiles have a relatively recent common ancestor, it makes perfect sense that lizards and squamates taste like chicken.
** Except under this logic, pork should
chicken. (The fact that pork, beef, and various other large ungulates do not taste like beef.each other seems to be representative of the fact that slow-twitch muscles have developed somewhat differently in each lineage, but fast-twitch muscles seem to be conserved across the superclass Tetrapoda.)
3rd Feb '17 10:19:25 PM karstovich2
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This idea was tested on the Food Network show ''Food Detectives'', and found to be true for almost all meat from animals that don't have hooves. The scientific rationale is that the muscles are made mostly of fast-twitch fibers and lacking in slow-twitch, so basically any small and light animal that's not a fish will tend to taste close enough to each other that the brain's sense memory defaults to the most commonly-eaten meat of that type -- a sort of culinary version of SmallReferencePools. For most westerners, that means chicken. Fast-twitch fibers are the vanilla ice cream of the flesh-product world, and don't really have much of a flavor to start with. It holds especially true if the animals in question are relatively young and haven't picked up a lot of environmental flavors; alligator tastes fishier if the animal's been swimming around eating seafood for a few years, and most market chickens are about 6-8 months old when they're shipped.

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This idea was tested on the Food Network show ''Food Detectives'', and found to be true for almost all meat from animals that don't have hooves. The scientific rationale is that the muscles are made mostly of fast-twitch fibers and lacking in slow-twitch, so basically any small and light animal that's not a fish will tend to taste close enough to each other that the brain's sense memory defaults to the most commonly-eaten meat of that type -- a sort of culinary version of SmallReferencePools. For most westerners, people, that means chicken. Fast-twitch fibers are the vanilla ice cream of the flesh-product world, and don't really have much of a flavor to start with. It holds especially true if the animals in question are relatively young and haven't picked up a lot of environmental flavors; alligator tastes fishier if the animal's been swimming around eating seafood for a few years, and most market chickens are about 6-8 months old when they're shipped.
8th Jan '17 3:28:42 PM nombretomado
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* UltimateMarvel's ''{{Ultimatum}}''. [[http://imgur.com/su4Y6to {graphic content)]]

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* UltimateMarvel's ''{{Ultimatum}}''.ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}''. [[http://imgur.com/su4Y6to {graphic content)]]
26th Dec '16 9:54:52 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** Ironically, dinosaurs (though admittedly not T. rex directly) are related to birds. So if anything, you might expect their meat to taste like chicken!

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*** ** Ironically, dinosaurs (though admittedly not T. rex directly) are related to birds. So if anything, you might expect their meat to taste like chicken!
10th Dec '16 6:26:02 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross says this both for the elephant tuna that Sanji got in Loguetown and the Sandora Dragon that they grill up in Alabasta. He lampshades how very nonsensical it is in the latter instance.
18th Oct '16 4:42:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FreemansMind'' Gordon goes on a long rant about people who say every new meat tastes like chicken and concludes the alien he fried [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like grasshoppers]].

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* In ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' Gordon goes on a long rant about people who say every new meat tastes like chicken and concludes the alien he fried [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like grasshoppers]].
14th Sep '16 11:29:08 AM MugenKagemaru
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* When you eat the old man's lunch in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', [[{{Woolseyism}} Ted Woolsey]] says it "''tastes like chicken!''" [[spoiler:Just don't do it before you face the judge...]]
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