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Old 04-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #21
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Weirdest thing I've ever eaten was a salty concoction of condensed tomato soup with some egg yolks stirred in and cooked till hot and then served on toast

Revolting.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:24 AM   #22
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gosh! i guess brains and eggs are strange. i ate them as a teenager growing up in the south. loved them. my dad and i did. mom, and sis not so much.

Yeah, in the south they sell brains in milk gravy in a can. YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:44 AM   #23
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I've never had eel or pigs feet. How are they?
The only eel I have had is at sushi places. It is cooked and covered in a BBQ type sauce and is absolutely delicious. For people who are squeamish about trying sushi, eel is one of the easier things to start with (as long as they do not know what it is).
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:22 AM   #24
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I reckon strange is a relative term. Most of the strange items mentioned here, I grew up eating.
Chittlins, frog legs, eel, tripe, souse, brains, all manner of wild game and fish, innards of various critters..etc.
I always viewed myself at the top of the food chain...I eat darn near ever'thing!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:11 PM   #25
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I reckon strange is a relative term. Most of the strange items mentioned here, I grew up eating.
Chittlins, frog legs, eel, tripe, souse, brains, all manner of wild game and fish, innards of various critters..etc.
I always viewed myself at the top of the food chain...I eat darn near ever'thing!


wow!! you guys are adventurous!
when I was a kid, I tried fried earthworms. my Da raised them for
the bait shops in the area where I grew up. I thought that was
fairly adventurous UNTIL I found out that sodium erythrobate, which
is in hot dogs and a lot of cheaper lunchmeats, is actually earthworms!
since then probably the most strange thing I have eaten is abalone
and frogs legs. I am just too squeamish for much of anything!

hey, you want strange?? did anyone see that Anthony Bourdain
dude when he ate the unwashed pig rectum???
ohhhhhhhhh...
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Sodium erythrobate is not actually earthworms. That is an urban myth. It is made from sugars, not worms.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #27
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Janet, what was that dish called? Does sound strange. LOL
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:27 PM   #28
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I reckon strange is a relative term. Most of the strange items mentioned here, I grew up eating.
Chittlins, frog legs, eel, tripe, souse, brains, all manner of wild game and fish, innards of various critters..etc.
I always viewed myself at the top of the food chain...I eat darn near ever'thing!

Sounds like me when I grew up too. My maternal grandfather was an old country boy (actually both maternal and paternal were, but he seemed more so for some reason) and every year after the first frost in Ohio, we'd go hunting. Through the summer months we'd go frog giggin' and fishing, but in the winter months we ate deer, squirrel, rabbit, turkey (wild), pheasant ... I can't remember everything we'd hunt and eat. He'd make his own cracklin's too, when he got older though, he'd just buy 'em from a local butcher.

When in the USMC, I ate some funky stuff ... balut is one of the more civilized things. It's not the duck that's the best part, it's the "juice". But grubs, worms, fungi, and other forest yummies were less fun. And when in cold weather training, we'd have to catch small birds unlucky enough to get near us ... including but not limited to robins, wrens, mocking birds, etc. We didn't know all the names of them ... they were just food. Arctic rabbitt if you were lucky ... very lucky. Then there was pathfinder school in the Florida panhandle ... this is where we got the nickname "Snake-eaters" ... plenty of rattlesnake to eat there.

My paternal grandfather was in the USMC as well (actually both were, but this is his story ) told me of Chinese meat markets when he was over there during the early 50's. He said when you walked in, the meat hung from the celing in rows. The front was rats, then cats, then dogs, chickens and other fowl, then goats, hogs, then beef. It was a monetary thing, the more money you had to spend, the further into the market you went. Most people were poor in that neighborhood, and they remained up front and bought rats, cats, dogs, etc.
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I had curried goat in an Indian restaurant once. I couldn't really taste the meat because the flavor of the curry overpowered it, but it had a lot of bones, which I didn't like.
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Freefallin, reading your post sounds like we coulda been neighbors.
Thank you and your granfather for your service!
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