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Old 11-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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I suppose they all have names ala Green Acres! (Just teasing!)
Actually, they do! Check out the Chicken Chronicles thread.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #12
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i've had chicken feet in chinese soup before. they looked more like somefhing from one of the csi shows rather rhan something to eat. all bloated and puffy like the body just washed up on shore.

as far as eating them goes, well, there wasn't much to do but nibble on rubbery skin. maybe it made the soup taste good, but the feet themselves were a waste of time. after dinner, though, i kept having the strangest feeling like i should be crossing a road somewhere...
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:27 AM   #13
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I can't understand how people won't flinch at eating an animal's muscle tissue but cringe at other parts of the animal. How is that even comprehensibly logical?
What exactly is the difference between a cockscomb and a chicken breast, in terms of what should be eaten and what shouldn't? No one can make this call until they try it.

Come on, try and be more open-minded and objective.

I would venture to guess cockscomb is gelatinous and somewhat neutral flavored, like maybe beef tendon.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:25 AM   #14
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I know that other cultures around the world make sure they don't waste anything on an animal. Like the saying goes, "Every part of the pig except the squeal."

But today I was watching a show on 18th Century cooking. And he was making "Stuffed Roosters Combs." Watching him eat the combs was bad enough. But it was what he made the stuffing with that I had a problem with. He used part of the chicken that I doubt I will ever eat. Starting with the feet and ending with the beef cowl with other ingredients in between that my stomach began to churn. I always thought I had a strong stomach. But I guess I was wrong. I am so glad I wasn't around in the 18th century. I would have starved to death.

I have never watched the Survivor show. But I understand that there are times when they have to catch bugs and other creatures of the land for their food. No thanks. I will pass. On the food and the show. I also can't watch the man that goes around the world eating bizarre foods. I guess I am spoiled. Simple foods will be fine for me. I will stay right here in America. And I am one who can watch a surgery with all the blood and gore and be fascinated.

Funny, I just googled "Stuffed Roosters Combs." and the only hit I got was this thread. Attachment 12440
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #15
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try searching cock's combs.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #16
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I caught a new (?) program this weekend called Big Hairy Bikers or something. It had a couple guys cruising around on bikes and fixing roadkill to eat over campfires, along with stopping off to eat some uncommon local foods. The one place the stopped (it was in the US) fixed pig ear sandwiches. Apparently they are pretty hard before cooked. The diner's owner pressure cooked them until they were all rubbery and then covered them in BBQ sauce. Sandwiches were something like $1.10. It looked a little iffy to me, lol. I can't say I would want to try chitlins either.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:56 AM   #17
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I can't understand how people won't flinch at eating an animal's muscle tissue but cringe at other parts of the animal.
It all depends on what you grew up eating. During my formative years of eating meat, was during the war. Meat was at a premium because it was rationed. We ate mostly fish and shellfish. And I have never been one to taste new foods. In fact, I can't take any medicine that is on a spoon. If I can taste it, my throat closes up and I start to gag instantly. I know. It is all psychological, but never the less that is the way it is.
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I caught a new (?) program this weekend called Big Hairy Bikers or something. It had a couple guys cruising around on bikes and fixing roadkill to eat over campfires, along with stopping off to eat some uncommon local foods. The one place the stopped (it was in the US) fixed pig ear sandwiches. Apparently they are pretty hard before cooked. The diner's owner pressure cooked them until they were all rubbery and then covered them in BBQ sauce. Sandwiches were something like $1.10. It looked a little iffy to me, lol. I can't say I would want to try chitlins either.
On one of the DDD shows he goes to a old converted school in to a restaurant. They made them there.
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my father in law cookd up some sheep lungs once. It was disgusting. I only took one bite because he was yelling at me to try it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #20
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On one of the DDD shows he goes to a old converted school in to a restaurant. They made them there.
That place is a lot bigger and cleaner than the joint the big hairy biker guys were at. Now what does that tell you about whose show's budget?
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