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View Poll Results: When you see something different on a menu what do you think?
That looks different so I can't wait to try it. 49 94.23%
That looks different so there is no way I am going to order it. 3 5.77%
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:31 AM   #11
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I clicked I`ll try it, on the proviso that it`s something I Can eat and it`s cooked properly, H*ll yeah, I`m game for almost anything :)

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Old 11-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #12
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I am willing to try new things...but I move cautiously and deliberately!

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Old 11-18-2007, 05:00 PM   #13
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My wife and I spent a long weekend in Barcelona one year for our weedyverse.

On the last night we went to a real nice restaurant and one particular dish caught my eye - translated into English it was pigs trotter in some kind of sauce. "Yeah - that sounds cool" says I - and I order it while the missus plays it safe and gets a steak.

My dinner arrives and it's basically just a plate of flobbly fat. Not an ounce of meat to be seen - just FAT. I mean it was kinda tasty, but after 2 mouthfuls I was ready to vomit into a bucket.

All the time my darling wife is laughing her head off and tucking into a really nice steak.

Oh well - it still hasn't put me off trying out new things though.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:34 PM   #14
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Not only am I the "haven't tried that before, must have it" person, I'm contagious.

Even at home, I'm always trying to experiment with new ingredients and ideas to create interesting stuff. As such, The Lady of the House ends up as my guinea pig. Sometimes not voluntarily heh.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:23 PM   #15
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I love to try new things that I don't or couldn't possibly make at home. Having said that I don't go to the point of extreme. Nothing totally crazy. If I am in a nice restaurant with a very creative chef then I am game but wouldn't do that just anywhere.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:45 PM   #16
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It totally depends on my mood ... if I'm just out grazing (where I'm looking for something new to try) or out for something specific. However, there have been times my appetite was whetted for one thing ... and something new caught my eye that I just had to try.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:09 PM   #17
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As a chef of country clubs and upscale restaurants I have tried most food known to man and liked most of it, and being some what a fan of food history I have learned a lot about other cultures food experience and have tried to duplicate some of it so if it walks or crawl es or flies through the air I will try to eat it one time twice if it is good
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:21 PM   #18
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except for baloot, I'm game for almost anything and am always trying something new. My only problem is that if I like it, I have to try to re-create it at home. Sometimes, that can get pricey, or at the very least, time consuming when I should be doing something else.

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Old 11-21-2007, 01:03 AM   #19
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No baloot is another thing I will add to my "only if desperate" list. Don't think I will see it on Perth's menus in a rush so I'm pretty safe!
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:28 AM   #20
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I am firmly in the camp of different, gotta try it.
Nearly all I have tried I found was to my liking.

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