News flash! Today, Americans no longer consider beaver tail a desirable food. It's the type of thing you eat to show that you can, sort of like eating live bugs. Beaver tail is essentially gamy-tasting fat, with swampy overtones. However, it is not complicated to prepare if you have an open fire at hand. Then again, chances are, an open fire is not a challenge for you if you're planning on eating beaver tail.

O'Connell, Libby Haight. The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. Naperville: Source, 2014. 11 Nov. 2014. Web.