"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Beefeater Of Cochin

Not a Yeoman Warder but a butcher in Kunnumpuram, one of Cochin’s Muslim quarters.


8 responses

  1. I like his butcher’s block. Quite a small cow?

    July 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    • I make no claims to being either butcher or veterinarian. Could it have been a calf, or possibly a large goat?!

      July 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  2. S. Etole

    I like your new quote by Adam Smith {as I divert my gaze from said meat}.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    • I was surprised to find that quote from Adam Smith. I think he has been hijacked by extreme libertarians and was far more nuanced in his beliefs than they would have us believe..

      July 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

  3. Toffeeapple

    That was a surprise, I never thought to see beef being used in Indian cooking.

    July 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    • Outside of the Hindu communities, beef is very popular here – and much cheaper than mutton (goat)!

      July 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      • Toffeeapple

        I was aware that goat is used in place of mutton or lamb in some parts of India but not aware that it was an expensive meat.

        July 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        • In coastal Kerala fish is the cheapest source of “meat”. Chicken and then beef are more expensive, pork and mutton the costliest of all.

          And during the Muslim festival of Ramadan, the price of mutton almost doubles!

          July 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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