This, since you ask, is a celebration of the time of year when young bulls and rams are deprived of their family jewels, which are then fried and eaten as a delicacy known as prairie oysters
In Canada's cattle country, the dish goes by the name of prairie oysters
Walter started out in the Prairie Oysters, and then in Zonkaraz in the '70s, when he says his generation was young and the American love for music was at its post-WWII peak.
CUTLINE: Among the bands Walter Crockett has performed in are the Prairie Oysters, Zonkaraz and Valerie & Walter Crockett and the Oxymorons.
Prairie oysters were thin on the ground, but the full English was everywhere and seemed to be doing its job nicely, although with the tourists holding a frail 6-3 lead, it wasn't clear whether the relief of symptoms was down to the egg, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans and hot, buttered toast or simply to a combination of elation and disbelief.
I'VE TRIED hair of the dog, I've tried plink-plink-fizz, I've tried cactus juice, vitamin supplements, Coca-Cola, ginseng and a full English breakfast, but the best hangover cure I know is the prairie oyster.
FORGET prairie oysters
and paracetamol - the best treatment for a hangover is toast and honey, say experts.
how many people do you know who could happily tuck in to pickled sheeps droppings, mustard seeds, prairie oysters
or even volcanic dust the morning after the night before?
I would recommend the prairie oysters
as an appetiser.
The organizing committee can promise a program of speakers and debates that will stimulate and freshen the mind -- probably clean the plaque from your teeth -- and one that will send you home able to tell the folks that prairie oysters
aren't fish; a Calgary red-eye isn't a midnight flight to New York; and a chinook arch isn't found on any building.
Organizers expect a casual, "drop-in and play" format, but it's anticipated that Chuck and Mud and the Hole in the Dam Band and the Prairie Oysters
will perform, as well as The Dinosaurs, Duke Levine, Rufus Leakin and The New Pale Bluesmen, Zonkaraz, The Trailers, and many others.
P oy for t y Prairie oysters
for two You'll need: Two egg yolks, 50ml any brandy, 30ml tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, vinegar, a few ice cubes, salt and pepper.