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Chicken or not, the safety depends on the source of the proteins. Some people eat raw chicken (I have some friends who were part of the "raw" movement for a while and ate everything raw - included chicken, they just sourced excellent quality chicken, not your mass produced chicken), and AFAIK you can find chicken sushi in Japan.
Raw chicken really? That just sounds like your asking for trouble. Vegetables make sense to me but eating any kind of meat raw is risky. I do enjoy carrpaccio and tar tar on occasion but it is still always a risk.
GBhunter typically you see this type of cooking done with Ceviche. There is a great article on how it works here:
I asked this since I used stewing beef in beef Stroganoff and seeing that these cuts are rather tough I soaked them in wine a few hours, they became much softer. But i heard of people just eating them after a 24 hour marinade in wine.
But when you wash 1,000 chicken in the same water bath to save time and money and to sell your chicken cheaper, you increase the risk of food poisoning.
As a kid I would eat raw beef, raw bacon... we'd also go to the farm, buy some fresh eggs and go home, pierce a hole at one end of the egg, another hole at the other end and swallow the whole raw egg. That was considered a "healthy" thing to do for kids. Funny how the feeling of what's "healthy" or "dangerous" changes depending on the period and the geographic places.
After all, potatoes can be poisonous. Didn't that guy from Into the Wild die from eating wild potatoes? I'd say if you had to survive in the wild, chances are you'd die from eating poisonous berries or plants, not from eating the raw meat off of an animal you just killed.
Edited by French Fries - 10/18/13 at 12:55pm
Hmm... I still do that. Used to as a kid , too, sure. I wouldn't try that with any supermarket eggs, but those eggs come from my neighbour. They are pastured and get the greens I would throw away from my kitchen. So far I survived...