August 15, 2011
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Tags Colorado Buffalo, Eats Animal's Still-Warm Heart
By Chad Love
Here's a man who brings new meaning to the phrase "be still my beating heart"...
From this story on the Huffington Post:
Television chefs always seem to be pushing the limits, but chef Ludo Lefebvre really takes the cake, or heart, rather, this time. This week on his hit cooking show “Ludo Bites America,” chef Ludo visits Denver on the hunt for the ultimate Rocky Mountain dining experience. Ludo begins with Denver’s legendary Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dogs and is so inspired by Biker Jim’s reinventing of the bread and sausage dish that he wants to take it a step further -- by creating a high-end menu of wild game meats, starting with the Colo. buffalo. Out in the plains, Ludo goes buffalo hunting, shoots one himself and eats its still warm heart while the buffalo carcass hangs next to him. It’s extreme, but it’s also Ludo paying his respects to the Native American cultures that used to do the same as a way to honor the slain beast.
Two thoughts. One, I think we need to get Monsieur Draper, our resident Wild Chef to whip us up a recipe for warm, raw bison heart (should be fairly simple, right?). Two, I'm all for honoring the kill and all, but unless Chef Ludo rode alongside the bison on a pony and killed it with arrows from a hand-made selfbow, methinks his eating of said heart has less to do with honoring the kill than it does with good television...