Cooking Buffalo With Julia
("Julia Child Cooks Buffalo")
by Paul Harwitz
Hello, I'm Julia Child. Today what I want to show
Is how to cook the North American buffalo.
The bison which provided the meats for today
Were slaughtered with respect, the Native way.
Because buffalo has much less fat than cow,
You must remember not to use too high a temperature,
And not to overcook it anyhow.
It's low in cholesterol, fat, and calories.
Never over-cook buffalo. Cook rare or medium-rare,
To conserve the vitamins and wonderful taste in there.
For buffalo steaks, move your oven rack
From the heat source, about one notch further back.
In place of the wild onions we're using today,
If you want to substitute shallots, that's O.K.
For side-dishes, consider squash, beans, and maize,
And your guests will praise your meal for days.
Cooking buffalo produces a feast that's a feat.
Those who dine upon it will enjoy a great treat.
For meals shared with others, buffalo can't be beat.
And that is tout le table. Bon appetite!