Nell, Toby, Roger and Nelson

Nell, Toby, Roger and Nelson

“The last two teams of dogs were shot today, the carcasses being dressed for food. We had some of the dog meat cooked, and it was not at all bad—just like beef, but, of course, very tough.” — Ernest Shackleton

“I’ve just brought a bit of Nelson for you to try.” — Tom Crean to Shackleton

“Their flesh tastes a treat. It is a big treat to us after being so long on seal meat.” — Chippy McNeish

“Surprisingly good and tasty.” — Reginald James

“A far better flavor than the sea leopard.” — Frank Worsley

“Exquisitely tender and flavorous, especially Nelson, which equalled veal.” — Frank Hurley


About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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