steak tartare in Paris

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Oct 15th, 2008, 11:05 AM
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I eat rare pork quite often. In Western Europe, at least, it is without risk. I don't know if I would dare to try it in North America. Meatpacking standards are not at all the same.
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Oct 15th, 2008, 03:10 PM
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Just my opinion, but the worst steak tartare I've ever had here was at Les Deux Magots. It tasted like sund-dried tomatoes and was rather oily.
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Oct 15th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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Thank you everyone for you suggestions. Our family has a tradition of trying at least one new food item on every trip and my son and I have both decided that this trip it will be steak tartare. I am willing to risk the raw beef, stories of tapeworms, horsemeat and illness as I have not seen any massive reports of Parisians, or anyone else, dropping like flies due to the consumption of raw beef. I do appreciate the warnings though and feel free to laugh at me if you read my obituary showing that I have died from eating steak tartare in Paris.

Any further suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you. J
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