My brag at rondezvous is, " I will eat anything what crawls, grows or climbs that can be et." This and being a Wild Food Specialist exposes me
to alot of unusual foods.
I will share some of them with you. I remember once discovering all the green plants had been eaten by grasshoppers at a site so I started eating the grasshoppers. They were fishy tasting but forget the legs. I also ate red ants which have a lemony taste, and worms which are very high in Protein. I did so to prove that I could if stranded and not having any other food. Some hunters, asnd people died of starvation because they could not eat the wild foods arround them. Look forward to eating Witchy Grubs down under.
The worst foods I had would be a toss up between Ground Hog I had at a rondezvous which was horrible and very bitter because it was not skinned and prepared properly. I had one later and it was good. The other is Chittlins I had one Thanksgiving which were extremely bitter and very greasy reminding me what I had read about Boudeins eaten by French Traders. I ate it all.
Wild Foods can also be unusual and awful if not used properly. Mushrooms and Alchohol when mixed together can make you really sick and worse. The first time I had Milkweed it was like eating Paper Mache because it was cooked in cold water. In boiling water several times it came out emerald green, did not cook down and the water could be used as a tea, and meat tenderizer. I also like eating Acorns which contain Tannic Acid and are bitter and inedible until leached properly. I then make Acorn Frying Pan Bread, Gravey and other things from it. Once I used some Mulberrys that had been if my frig awhile in a Mulberry Casserole not knowing they had fermented. It was a wild experience.
I chew up Plantain Leaves until they are a pulp and put them on cuts (even from a steak knife, and bloody noses) to stop bleeding, heal sores, bruses and insect bites. I used Plantain leaves to draw the pain from a bee sting on my forehead when on a hike..
I was in Hawaii and was given Poha a white pasty condiment at a Luau and told that it was used by kids for glue and only Hawaiians liked it. I kept going back for more.
I am a Wild Food Specialist and will eat whatever crawls, grows, or climbs what can be et.
I'll have some of that stuff.
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