My dinner companions laughed, “Ryan, you have never killed a chicken before?”
“Well, no,” I said defending myself. “I think most people my age in a America have never had to kill a chicken. I’m not even sure where I’d go to find a live chicken to kill.”
“You mean they are dead when you buy them?”
“Yes, dead and cleaned.”
They looked at one another joking in Malagasy, and still laughing told me, “Well some day while you are here we will have to show you how to cook a chicken.”
How to cook a chicken
Step 1: Go to market and select chicken.
Step 2: Slit its throat and let the blood run out. Hold still until dead.
Step 3: Dip dead chicken in boiling water. Pull off Feathers.
Step 4: Cut chicken into edible pieces, and remove innards
(also not pictured.)
Step 5: Place chicken in pot of boiling water (30 minutes)
Step 5: Add ginger and other yummies.
Step 6: Serve with rice and enjoy!
(Oh, and tomorrow, they have promised me zibu tongue!)