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Old 04-25-2009, 07:32 AM   #31
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I'm pretty boring, because I can't remember eating anything strange, except for tripe.

About 7 years ago, I worked at an Irish Pub in my hometown, NY. The town had an Italian festival going on that weekend. The bartender took an hour off and decided to see what kind of goodies the festival had.

I was in the kitchen when he came back. He said, "Try some of this." To the eye, it just looked like a marinara sauce with some meat in it. I had a couple spoonfuls. It wasn't that bad, just had a weird texture. Then, he told me what it was. I almost had to run to the bathroom!
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:48 AM   #32
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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!


dismal swamp? thats in the VA area right? we went to VA last summer to kings and busch. it smelled so nice and smokey like BBQ. i asked someone if there was a BBQ restaurant close by cuz it smelled so good. i was told what i was smelling was the swamp on fire and when the wind was blowing right thats what we were smelling.

and i would also like to say thank you for your service.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #33
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Freefallin, reading your post sounds like we coulda been neighbors.
Thank you and your granfather for your service!

Aw shux It was all fun, I'd do it all over again ... got paid to blow stuff up I spent the first 18 years of my life in central Ohio, did a lot of hunting and fishing in Pickerington/Canal Winchester region where my family had a dairy farm.

After the Marines, I spent the next 15 years in central Florida before moving to Tx. last year. I spent a LOT of time in the swamps there (Fl.), a Land Surveyor by trade ... many people's properties also include swampland, the big one in the area was the Green Swamp, 2nd in size only to the Everglades in Fl.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:27 PM   #34
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Aw shux It was all fun, I'd do it all over again ... got paid to blow stuff up I spent the first 18 years of my life in central Ohio, did a lot of hunting and fishing in Pickerington/Canal Winchester region where my family had a dairy farm.

After the Marines, I spent the next 15 years in central Florida before moving to Tx. last year. I spent a LOT of time in the swamps there (Fl.), a Land Surveyor by trade ... many people's properties also include swampland, the big one in the area was the Green Swamp, 2nd in size only to the Everglades in Fl.
sorry i added my thanks for your service to the other reply. but thank you. i always say we have to support the troops no matter what.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:28 PM   #35
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sorry i added my thanks for your service to the other reply. but thank you. i always say we have to support the troops no matter what.

Sorry, missed it. When I get emails stating a reply had been made, I go and read the reply it mentions and sometimes miss ones that got posted in between. Sorry
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #36
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Sorry, missed it. When I get emails stating a reply had been made, I go and read the reply it mentions and sometimes miss ones that got posted in between. Sorry
nothing to be sorry for sweetie. muahhhhhhhh
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:01 PM   #37
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I don't know about strange, but I've eaten gator, snake, turtle, frog legs, snails, lots of game, rabbit, squirrel, muskrat, deer, caribou, various upland birds, pigs feet, pigs ears, souse, head cheese, chicken hearts, livers gizzards ect....
But I guess my strangest choice was to order Long Island Duck in a restraunt in North Dakoda. What was I thinking!

what is long island duck?
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #38
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i've had...

beef tongue
fried squirrel
fried rabbit (wild and tame)
pickled pigs feet
possum >>>>>>>>>>>>>NASTY STUFF!
barbecued racoon
frogs legs
deer
fried and baked, duck
baked, lamb
ox tail soup
veal
tripe >>> in a mexican dish
chicken gizzards
turkey tails
chicken and turkey necks
beef and turkey hearts
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:26 PM   #39
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what is long island duck?
A duck that was born in Long Island?
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #40
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Janet, what was that dish called? Does sound strange. LOL
My ex-MIL used to serve it to me with some regularity and called it welsh rarebit. It wasn't like any other version of this dish I've ever seen and had no beer or cheese.

Basically she dumped a can of condensed tomato soup in a pan and as it heated, stirred in 3 or 4 eggs, some celery salt and a spoonful of sour cream. This clotted mess was spooned over toast and decorated with dill. She almost always included a side scoop of cottage cheese and some canned peach slices.

Very special.
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