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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Survival - Blanc Mange Reply with quote

This is strictly for survival in the border country or Canadian Shield. Explorers accounts of this area abound with tales of starvation. As a final resort many Native Americans, French, and English were forced to eat anything available. One of these final foods is an odd looking fungus which grows on many of the large basalt rocks in the north. Strange looking stuff, it is tan or white on one side black on the other and was often referred to as "Blanc Mange" by early French in the area. Boiled and eaten only by persons on the last edge of starvation it tastes horrible - snot is gormet fare by comparison. However, doing a little experimentation, a friend of mine, brave soul that he is, has discovered that Blanc Mange is not only edible, it ain't half bad, if you only retain enough cooking oil or fat to fry the stuff rather than boil it.

Submitted by: Pierre Girard - pgirard@cpinternet.com on February 01, 2000

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