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Ortolan: the endangered songbird with the barbaric eating ritual

I have been thinking about reporting on this topic ever since I heard about it for the first time several weeks ago in Steve Barnes’ food writing class.

The Ortolan is a small songbird that you eat whole – bones and all – while a large dinner napkin is placed over your head like a shroud.

But it gets better. Or worse, depending on your point of view.

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