Data's Cat wrote:
Miss Chicken wrote:
Is the emu a well-known bird out of Australia?
Extremely well known here in the USA. Until the emu market crashed, there were emu farms EVERYWHERE.
There are still emu farms. It's a niche market. You can buy bottles of emu oil (supposed to be good for skin conditions), and you can buy emu burgers and emu steaks at specialty restaurants.
A supermarket in my area sells emu meat alongside beef in the meat department.
There are emu farms down in southwestern Ontario, too - I played in a bridge tournament once in Leamington, which is near Windsor (across the river from Detroit). I remember having emu for dinner between sessions, and enjoying it. I haven't seen it anywhere since, though I can't say I've gone out of my way to look for it.