At this week’s session of Fireside Feasts out at Wyckoff,
we’ll be preparing a dish I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
We’re gonna jug a hare!
Or, rather, jug a rabbit, as that is the available animal.
(and yes, there’s a difference*)
So, I contacted a vendor at my local Farmer’s Market, we
discussed what I needed, and soon I was bringing the little
fellow home. I then had to cut it up into pieces. I’ve not
done this dish in a while, but it wasn’t too difficult.
*A hare has long ears and is bigger and more slender than a rabbit.
Its young are born with fur, their eyes open, and they can hear.
They live a solitary life, except to reproduce.
A rabbit, on the other hand, has short ears and a small muscular body.
Their young are born fur-less, blind, and deaf. Rabbits live in colonies,
preferring the company of others.
Hmmm…Bugs Bunny has long ears…he’s slender…and he lives
by himself…. So is he really a hare and not a “wascally wabbit”?!