green turtle soup

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soup usually made of the flesh of green turtles


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In short, green turtle soup won't be back in fashion for a while, if ever.
The main ingredient in green turtle soup, this species is now listed as endangered.
Although diners no doubt knew with some certainty what they were eating--a man who had once tried western pond turtle meat "said it had an unpleasant odor" (29)--there are many unverifiable accounts of unscrupulous entrepreneurs who would regularly rent out the same live turtle to different restaurants on different days with the advertisement "Green turtle soup tomorrow." (30) Considering that turtle was a delicacy, odds are good anything but turtle went into the following day's soup.