I do in fact eat horse meat and I’m sure this post may get some flack for it.
Cured horse meat is pretty delish. See it as any other meat you would eat at a restaurant. Wouldn’t you rather have horse than cow tongue or even cow brains? I would. It’s all about personal taste and if you love prosciutto or bresaola as much as I do, then you will love this too.
Why eat horse meat?
It’s high in protein and low in fat. It was always a source of food in Europe, minus the Papal ban back in 732. Horse meat helped feed Napoleonic troops from starving and back in 1866 Parisians purchased it as a cheaper alternative to pork or beef. Nowadays, Italy is one of the top 5 countries who enjoy it on a plate. It’s sold in grocery stores in single portion containers—Buon appetito.
Eat horse meat in Florence
The one place I know that always serves it is Osteria Santo Spirito. They serve it shredded on a large bed of arugula, shaved parmesan, loads of oil and a splash of fresh lemon juice. Amazing.
Check out this two day Florence foodie list while you’re at it, eat like a Florentine!
What’s the weirdest or most taboo thing you’ve eaten?