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Here’s What Happens When AI Writes A Cooking Website

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, March 26, 2023

My name is Viktoria Perry and I love cooking. Whether I’m whipping up a quick and easy stir-fry or baking a delicious cake, cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to try new recipes and create my own dishes, and I’m always up for a challenge. Whether I’m in the kitchen or out and about, I always enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is all the rage at the moment. It’s the “In Thing,” the proverbial hot potato of the moment, the “cool kid on the block.”

But folks are quickly finding out that it’s not what it’s all cracked up to be.

I mean, seriously… AI can’t kiss you goodnight, say ‘hello’ in the morning, prepare your breakfast, and so many, many more things that it’s impractical to enumerate them.

You know, one would think, or hope, that if an individual was going to write something, and ostensibly speak with an authoritative voice, that person would first check to ensure that what they thought, was correct, and if not, hasten to correct it BEFORE writing. Otherwise, anything written would be just pure useless blather.

Opinions — purely subjective beliefs, i.e., a “conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof” —  are one thing — although sometimes, opinions have some basis in fact or rationale, such as, for example, folks that hate cilantro, often do so because many of them say it tastes soapy, or worse.

But apparently, “fact checking” is NOT what Ms. Viktoria Perry did… if, in fact, there is such a person.

That’s just inexcusable — period — to lead one’s readers astray by laziness. It’s also a disservice to oneself, to be so intellectually lazy.

Here’s what Ms. Perry (if she exists) wrote:

“A capon is a heritage breed of chicken, usually larger and meatier than a regular chicken. Capons are raised for meat and have a mild flavor.  They are also one of the most expensive chicken breeds. Capon is a type of poultry that is common in Europe but is illegal in the United States.”

But this one… oh, this one TAKES THE CAKE!

“A capon is a type of poultry that is a cross between a rooster and a hen.”

Guess what? A rooster is a male, and a hen is a female. You “cross” those, and you get… CHICKENS!

No one yet knows if transsexual chickens exist. But, if they do, they’re probably illegal in Florida.

Poor Ms. Perry. She must’ve failed biology class, and it doth seem that, by what she wrote, that she’s never set foot on a farm in her entire life.

Pity her.

BUT! Here’s some food for thoughtful consideration (yes, I know… it’s a bad pun):

In fact, the whole damn site looks like it was created with bad Artificial Intelligence… if only it could be called that. Who knows?

Examination of the site’s pages for: Privacy Policy; Terms of Use; Privacy Notice for California Residents (California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)); and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) all show NO EXTERNAL CONTACT information and NO EMAIL ADDRESS.

Chalk one up for a FAKE COOKING WEBSITE.

But you, dear reader, you are a significant reason why I write.

And so, for YOUR benefit, here are substantiating websites that address the subject/topic/theme of “capon.”

Just so you’ll know from now on.

FROM: How To Cook A Capon In The Oven
September 2, 2022 – Viktoria Perry
“A capon is a heritage breed of chicken, usually larger and meatier than a regular chicken. Capons are raised for meat and have a mild flavor.  They are also one of the most expensive chicken breeds. Capon is a type of poultry that is common in Europe but is illegal in the United States. A capon is a type of poultry that is a cross between a rooster and a hen.”
SEE: https://adventuresomekitchen.com/how-to-cook-a-capon-in-the-oven/


A “capon” is a castrated rooster (male chicken).
Capons are NOT illegal in the United States. They are illegal in the United Kingdom.

capon /ˈkeɪpən/
1. (noun) A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.
2. (verb) To castrate; to make a capon of.

FROM: Ask USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
March 1, 2023, Knowledge Article
“What is a capon? A capon is a male chicken about 16 weeks to 8 months old which is surgically unsexed. They weigh about 4 to 7 pounds and have generous quantities of tender, light meat. They are usually roasted.”
SEE: https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/What-is-a-capon

FROM: Cainry — Can You Still Buy Capons?
“Caponisation is illegal in the UK but still widely practiced in mainland Europe. Essentially it is a process which can be physical or with hormones, which neuters the cockerel allowing the bird to become plump for the table.”
SEE: https://www.caniry.com/can-you-still-buy-capons/

FROM: Capons: Are Chickens Without Their Testes a Forgotten Delicacy or Disturbing Luxury?
April 11, 2014, by Alex Yablon
“Today, the capon has nearly disappeared from view. When capons pop up in stores or on restaurant menus, most modern diners assume that they’re game birds or perhaps akin to Cornish hens. But because hormonal changes caused by caponization allow more fat to build up both below the skin and within muscle, capons come with the promise of a substantial amount of buttery, tender meat. History of the Capon — While humankind has been eating chicken for a long time—at least since 4000 BC in Asia—the capon’s history is a bit murkier. When it was first decided to castrate a young male chicken and then fatten it up is open for debate, but some lay it at the doorstep of the Romans. A law was passed during a period of drought (162 BC) forbidding the fattening of hens, as it was deemed a waste of precious grain. Wily breeders skirted the letter of the law by instead castrating roosters and fattening them for sale, though these capons were much larger than hens, so they must have eaten plenty of grain. The name “capon” comes from the Latin “capo,” meaning “cut.””
SEE: https://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/capons-unfairly-forgotten-piece-agriculture-somewhat-disturbing-luxury/

FROM: What is a Capon?
by Mary McMahon, Last Modified Date: March 05, 2023
“A capon is a castrated rooster.”
SEE: https://www.delightedcooking.com/what-is-a-capon.htm

FROM: The Britannica Dictionary, by Encyclopædia Britannica
“capon — a male chicken whose sex organs have been removed”
SEE: https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/capon

FROM: All About Capon
by D’Artagnan on November 13, 2012
“What is a capon? A capon is a male chicken that is gelded, or castrated, at a young age, and then fed a rich diet of milk or porridge until it reaches 6 to 12 pounds, between the age of 5 and 6 months. The flesh is very white and, unlike that of other chickens, marbled with fat. Larger than a chicken, a bit smaller than a turkey, but more flavorful than either, capons are full breasted with tender, juicy, flavorful meat that is well suited to roasting.”
SEE: https://center-of-the-plate.com/2012/11/13/all-about-capon/

FROM: How and Why to Caponize Backyard Chickens and How Caponizing is Done
by Gypsy, our resident homestead blogger from One Sky Ranch; Modified: March 26, 2023 at 5:44:13 PM CDT
“When you are homesteading and raising chickens you may want to caponize your chickens. To caponize a chicken means to neuter it. Neutering is done to make chickens fatter and more tender when they are slaughtered. What is a Capon? A capon is a male bird that has had its testicles removed. These organs are located just under the backbone, on either side, in line with the last 2 ribs. What is Caponizing and Why do It? Caponizing chickens is, in short, the surgical operation necessary for removing the testicles and neutering the chickens. Yes, you have to surgically remove the testicles. When this is done the bird can grow longer, gets larger and can also be used as a broody as their hormones are now that of a hen’s. If you raise chicks in an incubator these capons make wonderful surrogate mothers once they hatch. However, the main reason for caponizing is because by doing so you get a beautiful eating bird.”
SEE: https://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/caponize-chickens.html

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