Felice wrote:She was fine with eating squirrel...
When I moved from Portland, Oregon to Fayetteville, Arkansas for graduate school in 2008, one of the first TV shows I happened upon is the Arkansas public TV show, Arkansas Outdoors. The show featured a cooking segment, and I was horrified to see them preparing Squirrel Enchiladas. Quite a culture shock from the hipsters of Portland to the backwoods cooking of Arkansas. Watch it at this link: http://www.aetn.org/programs/cookingonthewildside/november2014
and scrub forward to time 07:24.
My wife, who is from Arkansas, says squirrel is a greasy meat, not very appetizing. But the folks on the show thought it was good!
That show also featured Mexican Venison and Rice Supper. These are two recipes that illustrate what happens when one culture (Arkansas) apprpriates another culture's cuisine. Apparently wnat made it "Mexican" was the inclusion of "Mexican Cheese." Groan. Or maybe they thought Rotel is Mexican.