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PostPosted: Fri Sep 5, '08, 12:38 am 
Have you ever watched Travel Channel's "Weird Foods" or something similar? If so, what do you think about the food that he eats?

I've watched the show a couple of times, and I must say, people from other countries sure eat some crazy stuff! I think the one of the grossest things that he sampled was a beating frog's heart, eaten in Japan. :blank: is all I have to say about that.

EDIT: Well, crap. I knew that I felt Deja vu--I made this topic before! DX Oh well. Any new thoughts?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 5, '08, 3:06 am 
As much of a wannabe "armchair anthropologist" I like to think myself as, I find it difficult to eat some cultural foods that seem "taboo" to me due to my own culture (or lack thereof). I could never eat a frog's heart. Hell, I don't even eat the flesh of mammals, so I could never eat an organ! But, when I was in Paris, France - I couldn't eat the Foie Gras I was served, so I gave it to an eager French kid, who wolfed it down. ;)

I couldn't eat the following:

Body organs
Spiders and bugs
Lizards, reptiles, and amphibians
Squid, shark, octopus


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 5, '08, 4:27 pm 
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Rune_Walsh wrote:Hell, I don't even eat the flesh of mammals, so I could never eat an organ!


I’m with you 100% on this one, having given up meat and poultry in my late teens.

Unfortunately for me, however, the elementary school I attended had compulsory school lunches. The British seem to think of offal as one of their delicacies. Some of the most traumatic experiences of my childhood consisted of being force-fed steak and kidney stew, under threat of punishment, or being punished for refusing to eat the stuff. Ugh! I’m glad those days are over.


Quote: I couldn't eat the following:

Body organs
Spiders and bugs
Lizards, reptiles, and amphibians
Squid, shark, octopus


I’d concur on all those items, except squid and octopus. I confess to having sampled both of those, at Chinese and Greek restaurants respectively, at the encouragement of men during dates. Both tasted all right (referring to the seafood :wink: ) and I probably wouldn’t be averse to trying them again some time.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 7, '08, 12:45 am 
Rune_Walsh wrote:Body organs
Spiders and bugs
Lizards, reptiles, and amphibians
Squid, shark, octopus

Don't forget to add raw fish to that list~


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 9, '08, 6:21 am 
Lemina wrote:Have you ever watched Travel Channel's "Weird Foods" or something similar? If so, what do you think about the food that he eats?

I've watched the show a couple of times, and I must say, people from other countries sure eat some crazy stuff! I think the one of the grossest things that he sampled was a beating frog's heart, eaten in Japan. :blank: is all I have to say about that.

EDIT: Well, crap. I knew that I felt Deja vu--I made this topic before! DX Oh well. Any new thoughts?



No, I've never watched that show. It sounds interesting. I don't think I would ever eat a frogs heart either, though. That sounds gross. :wink: It is interesting the different foods that foreign countries have, though, and I suppose they feel the same way about some of the foods we in the States eat also. To each his own, I suppose.

I think one of the worst foods I have ever heard of is people eating dog meat. Yuck! I think it is actually a delicacy in some countries. I don't remember where off hand, but I think that's what I've heard.

This topic reminds me of another topic we had posted a few pages back on "There's no way I would eat that" or something similar. It was a bit sickening also, but very enlightening. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 9, '08, 2:30 pm 
srijita, don't forget about black pudding as an essential part of the traditional bwitish breakfast! it looks so disgusting.

i belong to the same vegetarian camp as the two above, so i'll only venture out to eat things sans-flesh and fat. i'm almost always down to try new food involving vegetables and dairy, though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 9, '08, 7:55 pm 
luke wrote:srijita, don't forget about black pudding as an essential part of the traditional bwitish breakfast! it looks so disgusting.


[face=Times New Roman]Oh boy, how could I forget? Thank heavens that abomination was never rammed down my throat. I believe black pudding is similar to the German Blutwurst, consisting of – wait for it – congealed blood. Good grief. And I've heard the Welsh have a taste for pig trotters. It makes me gag just thinking about it...[/face]


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