KITCHEN CORNER CHAT forum: What's the most unusual thing you've ever heard of someone eating?

 
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ImageLynxx
Oct 29, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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What's the most unusual thing you've ever heard of someone eating?
I watch the cooking show on TheFoodNetwork that shows the guy traveling across the world eating all the weird stuff. (Andrew Zimmerman?) I think the weirdest I remember was a curdled, rotten meat and milkcheese from Tibet. Lol, even he couldn't 'get past the smell' Hilarious!
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Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 1, 2010 5:54 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
We watch the Food Network too and I can't believe the stuff that guy eats. Surprised he's still alive!
ImageLynxx
Nov 1, 2010 7:51 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Yeah Chris, and just yesterday he was at an annual festival in Maine (of all places, the states!) and they were eating junebugs, moose in weird ways, (I can only do domestic turkey, that's as close to 'wild' as I can get without being lost and having to eat something wild) and all sorts of things I never thought Americans of this time would eat.
I still think though, that we eat wild meats that are much more acceptable than what those poor countries suck down. I guess it's from necessity. Very creative when you have such a huge population to feed. Smiling
Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 1, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
I've had venison, rabbit, squirrel, elk, bear, buffalo, goose, duck, but nothing too exotic. I wouldn't do well in other countries either.
ImageLaVonne
Nov 4, 2010 1:18 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Well I step in here and add a few of my "strange" dishes. I have had Raccoon, Ground Squirrel, and least I forget Frog Legs that my dad and I used to go gig, and rattlesnake now and then...

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ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 4:26 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
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Awww, now see you had to go and mess that up LaVonne.....'frog legs?' Sad
I love frogs...alive, Hilarious!
thanks for stopping by, I've read some of your posts on other boards, nice to meet
you Smiling
Imageazreno
Nov 4, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
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Frog's legs was one of my mom's favorite things to eat! Big Grin We'd also have to stop and pick up and large injured turtle by the roadside for her turtle soup Thumbs down She ate some strange things, stranger than that, let me tell you. Growing up, things we had that were not the norm were grouse, squirrel, rabbit, deer, and quail. One of the best things we had was freshly picked shrooms with scrambled eggs, I wouldn't know which ones to pick today but we knew then. We'd head out in the woods and pick enough for a meal and they were good, too. Thumbs up
ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 12:47 PM CST
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The killing of an injured turtle and eating it goes along the lines of merciful Smiling
Yes, my family (great-members) would eat things like beaver tail, bobcat, and other such wild things I've never tasted. My mom never cooked them at home, and i only saw these things during a Thanksgiving visit to their homes. Brought up the way I was, I refused to taste (you know how picky kids are)
Living off the land is a lost art form I think. It's too bad we don't think more about it. I've never enjoyed living in the big city areas, even though I have. Now we have a little bit of land, and are working to live off of it. We're even looking into solar panels...I hate electric bills!
I also want to raise a dexter cow and have it butchered for me. Not because I'm squeamish, I just don't want to spring for all the equipment.
And next spring Gino and I are going to build an entirely enclosed chicken yard and coop. I will butcher them myself. I know how to, and no problem with it. I used to watch my great Grandfather do it, start to finish. I want to know what I'm eating! Hurray!
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Imagevic
Nov 4, 2010 1:45 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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I've never eaten anything too weird but DH has eaten stuff like groundhog, snake, etc., when he was a child and hunted with his grandfather. They would camp and hunt and were only allowed to eat what they caught. Whistling He's also eaten snails which I know is escargot but still, it's a slimy worm Rolling on the floor laughing

The most disgusting thing I think I've ever eaten is livermush which is quite popular in this area. Yuck.... Didn't care for it. Thumbs down

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Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 4, 2010 1:49 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
I guess another thing I ate that I could barely choke down was cow tongue. I think it was a mental thing, cuz I was pretty young. If I didn't know what it was it probably would have been OK. Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 2:16 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Thank you for the nice complement Vicki Lovey dubby
EEEwww, what is livermush? How could they get someone to even try something that even sounds gross?? Hilarious!
Cow tongue? Sticking tongue out
You guys have me beat. I'm trying my darndest to think of something i've eaten that's weird...oh, I know. I love octupus-smoked. I have an Aunt by marriagne whose Japanese, and she turned me on to it when I was a kid. And I like calamari, for those of you who don't do squid. Smiling

Imagevic
Nov 4, 2010 3:39 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I do like calamari but I guess I didn't think that was weird Rolling on the floor laughing

Livermush "looks" like sausage and we were at a community type gathering and I thought it was sausage. I literally spit it back into my plate - in PUBLIC *Blush* - and I asked one of the locals - what is THAT?

They told me livermush and I was like, ick. No clue what's in it except for probably liver but to me, it was nasty. Thumbs down

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ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 3:49 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
LMBO Vic! Rolling on the floor laughing
I know I would too. You were duped! Hilarious! Yeah, I've always had an aversion to organ meat. I know it's good for you, but I think it's better for my cat and dog. Hilarious!
Imageazreno
Nov 4, 2010 5:08 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
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It's funny, growing up the way I did, you'd think I wouldn't be too picky but I'm one of the pickiest people I know.

Tongue was one thing we never, thankfully! omg, ewww. Organ meat is disgusting, I remember having to eat liver, omg it was bad.
ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 8:16 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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Lol, it sure is. I won;t even use the giblets to make stock, and I don't do giblet gravy either...just the thought of it...yuck Hilarious!
ImageLaVonne
Nov 4, 2010 9:07 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

We used to eat calves liver, fried in bacon and covered with sauteed onions and mushrooms as a kid. Then there was beef heart stew, not that was delicious.

Couldn't get past Kidney, though..just the smell turned my stomach...

Oh yea, went to a community street picnic once and they had pit roasted pig, goat, jackass (yes, that is what I said), and other meats that I did not ask the origin of. Tasted it all and found I liked a great deal of it....a lot of these dishes were strictly ethnic from around the world. I sure would like to go to another event like this and see and taste what was offered this time.

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ImageLynxx
Nov 4, 2010 9:13 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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LaVonne, a true man of the world Thumbs up
Some people are really gourmet, and can eat things the rest of us have forgotten are edible. I guess our culture in the 20th century, industrial revolution...left the farmland behind and we became sort of 'sterilized' in a sense. I have tried roasted pig, as my husband's best friend is Cuban. His family laid out the true Cuban grill and meal. It was good, I just could only nibble (really to make my host feel honored) at the pig, as it still had it's head on and kept glaing at me. Hilarious!
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Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 5, 2010 1:12 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
I've had roasted pig and love it, but I really don't care to have my food looking at me when I eat it! Thumbs down
Imageazreno
Nov 5, 2010 6:41 AM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
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lol yeah, I don't see pig being so much not normal, had roasted pig, was wonderful!
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 5, 2010 8:20 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Well, I am glad I'm not the only one who's had "exotic" meats.

Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear (STRONG!!), Raccoon (greasy), rattlesnake (BBQ is better than deep fried), squid (is that what calimari is?), octopus (Asian dishes), buffalo (yuck), goose (greasy again), duck (greasy), dove, quail, alligator (very succulent), crawdad (NASTY NASTY.. won't touch a lobster because it looks like a giant crawdad), turtle. I remember getting fried grasshoppers & chocolate covered ants when I was a kid.. only my father (Viet-nam vet, been back in the states only for a few years) and I would eat them (only reason why I did is because I was very young).

Those are the only meats that are "strange" that I've tried. Never tried ostrich.. too expensive. Does Kim chee count? Love that stuff, even if I don't know what most of it is.. And speaking of food watching you eat it, what about the Asian style baked fish when it's just a gutted fish that's been baked? Head, tail, fins.. all still attached. YUCK. Sorry, don't like fish, and DEFINITELY am not going to eat something that's watching me eat it.
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