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Old 04-11-2008, 12:02 AM
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I'm willing to try anything once....and also beliieve that if you know how to prepare or cook something you can eat a lot of interesting things. (particularly when you're hungry?)

I mean, how did someone figure out you can eat olives? Have you ever tasted one off the tree? Pickled green tomatoes?

Some things are gross because our mind wraps around them....like blood sausage? like squid/calamari? organ meats? mussels?

So what do you like that was gross sounding at first?

And what don't you like that you've tried?

My low point was tripe...tried it once but won't go back. Also squid in it's own ink (black) but that I'll try again 'cause I love calamari.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:12 AM
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There was a Roman fish sauce factory here in Javea. They cut channels into the rocks on the shore for salt production? and/or salt water? and cut big vats in the rock.

Anyway, they made Garum, a fish sauce used thoughout the Roman empire for flavoring foods. It was made by throwing the entrails of fish (like tuna and anchovies) into pits with salt and letting it ferment for months.

Nobody liked to live near those places....and it doesn't sound appetizing

Fish sauce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

...apparently it was a predecessor to worscheshire sauce!
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:18 AM
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James. can you move this thread to chit chat....

I should not have posted this with all the good memories of WFO meals...

sorry
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Ive heard that a good substitute for the salty fish entrails thing are anchovies...

They used it instead of salt, so if you're following a roman recipe and just leave that stuff out, it tastes pretty awful.

My worst eating experience was alligator - tasted like a platefull of gristle. But I'd try it again, if someone promised me that its meant to taste different...

See snails is another one. I like them, but how on earth does someone first decide these things might be good to eat?
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Frances,

Truck stop, somewhere outside Brownsville, long time ago when I was on a road tour with two other guys: deep fried rattlesnake. Actually, it wasn't bad at all, and I'd already had a few run ins with Texas truck stop chili that I won't ever forget.

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:26 AM
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That would have to be Bulut (Balut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) in the Philippines. It actually tasted OK, but the little baby duck bill & feet were still crunchy.

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ugh Menudo...Top of my list. (like xabia.. it's made with tripe) (first three chambers of a cow's stomach)

Escargot... next

And I can eat about anything......
Kidneys, liver, heart... Never tried brains...

Anyone for some brains>?
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That would have to be Bulut (Balut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) in the Philippines. It actually tasted OK, but the little baby duck bill & feet were still crunchy.

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I gotta give this one to the Chuckster.

Absolutely disgusting.
That is one thing I would never try!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:52 AM
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Looked at rationally, why would eating Bulut be any different from eating an egg or a chicken? After all its just the stage inbetween... still it'd take quite a lot of courage to try it.

Brains? Uh, I don't get it, whadaya mean?
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:37 AM
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I'm with Dave, I would starve to death before eating the Balut. Why? An egg is, well, an egg...there is no beak, no feet, no partially developed internals, no tiny feathers. As for chicken, the way I eat it, the same applys
I eat and like most anything as long as it can't look back at me, isn't the feet, isn't the genitals, and has the hair, fur, feathers, or scales removed.

XJ, I'm drawing a blank on the grosest thing I have liked, must be the 3 hrs I just spent in the hot sun. I do however remember the oddest thing I absolutely hated......The highly touted and recommended Sea Cucumber from a Tampa Chinese restaurant. I honestly thought I was eating slices of bicycle innertube that had been soaked/cook in soy sauce; the soy taste was fine, never have I experienced something that I just could not chew. The worst and most expensive Chinese food I've ever eaten (I think it was like $21.95) - The house specialty.

I've yet to try brains...interesting...don't think tar tar or any raw form would be appetizing
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