December 26th, 2013
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It may not fly with those imagining Santa with magical ones on Christmas Day, but a U.S. lawmaker decided to share with the world that one reindeer - in part, anyway - ended up on his plate.

"From Oslo, Merry Christmas season to my Scandinavian friends. 'Enjoyed' a meal of lutefisk, reindeer, & lefse," Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted.

Some commenters on Twitter and around the web were less than thrilled.

But making a meal of reindeer meat is actually "totally normal considering where he is," said Kat Kinsman, who runs CNN's Eatocracy blog. "People eat this whenever it's in season, and Norway is host to a pretty robust wild reindeer population.

Read - Food guru on Rep. King tweet: Feasting on reindeer 'totally normal' in Norway

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  1. Hunter

    I take pride in how I can cook up a big cat, and I'm not lion. The Mane thing is to paws and think about how much you want. If you are not too hungry, stick with a cub sandwich, though other tasty dishes can always be spotted.

    December 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Reply

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