Chef Tweet of the Week: Whale Veal?!
By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 16, 2012 5:20PM
Photo by mambol.
"Come get fresh whale veal at publican quality meats! It's amazing. Only $49.95 per pound!"
We giggled, assuming Kahan was playing a joke on us. After all, he's one of the most ardent advocates for sustainable meat in Chicago, and we can hardly imagine him on the bow of a ship spearing baby animals with a harpoon. On the other hand, whale would give whole-animal in-house butchering an entirely new meaning and scale.
Some people bought it, at least enough to be shocked. The next day Kahan gave up the ruse: "I was just fooling about whale veal. Isn't twitter fun?" We only wish we'd thought of this for April Fool's Day.