By Hook or by Rook I Will Eat This Bird Pie; Reporter Ed Harris Is the First Person to Try out an Ancient Dish Being Revived in London

The Evening Standard (London, England), May 20, 2005 | Go to article overview

By Hook or by Rook I Will Eat This Bird Pie; Reporter Ed Harris Is the First Person to Try out an Ancient Dish Being Revived in London


Byline: ED HARRIS

THEY are six inches long, known for their intelligence, and according to an old wives' tale can smell approaching death.

Most importantly, they are delicious.

Fledgling rooks are the latest unusual delicacy to appear at a London restaurant and the chefs are confident they will be the next trend. Braised in chicken stock and baked in a pie, the rooks are being served at one of London's leading restaurants to showcase native British produce.

The decision to put them on the menu at Conran's Butlers Wharf Chop House has angered the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

They are concerned at the treatment of the rooks, which are shot in the head with an air rifle at four weeks old after being raised on a farm in Lincolnshire.

RSPB spokesman Grahame Madge said killing young rooks for food was "ethically" wrong. "We don't see how it can be acceptable to shoot young birds in the nest simply to make a pie," he said.

Despite the protests, Craig James, 26, head chef at the restaurant, expects the pie to be a popular choice on the lunch and dinner menus. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

By Hook or by Rook I Will Eat This Bird Pie; Reporter Ed Harris Is the First Person to Try out an Ancient Dish Being Revived in London
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.