European Union Bans Their Own Delicious Seal Recipes
This may be a case where the left hand of a political body forgot what the right hand was doing. One of the arms banned seal products while the other one was encouraging (and spending money on) the use of seal products. Oops.
The European Union spent almost $400,000 (£260,000) on a project dedicated to further the usage of seal parts, including a gourmet cookbook for recipes of, for example, Seal Wellington. It's a tad rubbery, but at least it keeps you warm in the winter.
Back in February, Canada hosted the annual G7 conference and brought all the leaders to the frozen territory of Nunavut, where seal trade is vital to their economy.
So now the Scandinavian cookbook titled Säl Hylje Sel is going to hit the bookshelves of — where else? — Canada. If Iron Chef ever makes its way to our northern neighbors, I think I can surmise what the secret ingredient will be.