For the past 66 years E. Joseph Inc. of the Washington
Market in New York City, dealing in "Wild Game from the World Over,"
has been one of the main suppliers of exotic foods to U.S. gourmets. The
brothers Joseph, who run the place, confidently claim they will fill orders for
any of the ingredients in SI's recommended recipes. Run-of-the-mill fare like
suckling pigs ($1.05 a pound), Norwegian whale steaks (87� a pound), Scotch
plovers ($4.50 a pair) can be taken right out of their showcases, but special
orders take a little time to fill. Aoudad (North African sheep), antelope,
llama and beaver tails are available to anyone on fairly short notice.
Elephants take a little longer. Last year a West Coast restaurant ordered a
dressed elephant. Shipped alive from Bengal, it fell ill in the North Atlantic
on the way over, died and was condemned. But Joseph's will try again if you