See also: Foie Gras Trivia; Goose Article;
Article, Foie Gras D’oie and Foie Gras De Canard
GEESE TRIVIA, GOOSE TRIVIA
Geese have been domesticated for almost 5000 years.
Lesser Snow Geese migrate 4,000 miles from the Artic to the Gulf of Mexico twice a year. Barheaded Geese migrate from Central Asia to India over the Himalayas at 29,000 feet.
There are 129 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name 'Goose'
(Mark Morton, 'Gastronomica', Fall 2010)
Many varieties of geese were being bred in ancient India, Egypt and China. Geese have been raised for food, for their eggs, their feathers (quill pens) and their down (insulation, pillows). Domesticated geese also make good 'watchdogs,' hissing and honking loudly when strangers come around.
Geese have less meat and more bone then chicken or turkey. Allow at least 1 1/2 pounds per person when buying a goose. Smaller birds are preferred - look for ones 8 to 12 pounds for roasting, as larger (older) birds will be tough and should be braised. Farm raised geese are very fatty - wild geese are leaner.
In 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes investigates the mystery of a Christmas goose that swallowed a jewel.
Top 5 Geese Countries: (2000)
• China - 203 million
• Egypt - 9 million
• Romania - 4 million
• Russia - 3.3 million
• Madagascar - 3.1 million
Supposedly, Alfred Hitchock was going through customs one time and was asked by a customs official to state his occupation.
Hitchock replied that he was a producer.
'What do you produce?' asked the official.
'Gooseflesh' replied Hitchcock.
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2023 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS
& COOKING CLASSES
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION