Culinary tales from B.A.S. days were doing the rounds in the Bridge Inn, Wennington this evening
The most significant revelation was that Chin-strapped Penguins were good to eat. However, there was a very narrow window of quality and it was important to check the ring number on the bird to see if it was about 18 months old. This is the age of great delicacy, but any older ring numbers indicate that the bird would have tasted like gueno-infused leather! Best of the rest was that Blue-eyed Shag requires about 10 cms of fat to be drained off after boiling, then it tastes "quite nice".