The nutria is the subject of the Russian capital's novel current food craze

This article titled “Hot rat is so hot right now: Moscow falls for the rodent burger” was written by Shaun Walker in Moscow, for The Guardian on Friday 18th November 2016 17.10 UTC

Forget kale, forget quinoa. This season’s foodie craze in Moscow is homegrown, affordable and full of nutrients. It’s rat.

Well, not quite rat, but nutria, a giant orange-toothed rodent also known as coypu or river rat, and found in southern Russia. The furry, whiskered beast is finding its way on to plates at several Moscow restaurants this autumn.

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