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Old 09-07-2007, 11:20 AM   #141
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Having been a gardener, I've seen this stuff...corn smut...and I sure wouldn't want it in my mouth! But it's said to be a delicacy south of the border. Have any of you all ever tried it?
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:48 AM   #142
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No. I've had it on my plate and took a pass. It just looked too unappetizing.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #143
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I read an article by a guy who'd tried it, and he said it tasted like moldy corn.
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #144
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I had some in my corn patch one year and almost called the bomb squad to get rid of it. The stuff looks like an alien infection from some bad science fiction movie.
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:21 PM   #145
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No kidding...that stuff is really gross!
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:22 PM   #146
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I've never heard of or seen this before but apparently, ya'll are right. It's one of the grossest things on the planet. Here's a link to a guy who describes it in great detail complete with pics. Warning: This guy uses very colorful words and phrases.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:37 PM   #147
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That's the same article I saw, Mom. I ran across it on Stumble. I was afraid to post the link because of the language.
I do remember the first time I saw smut on the corn in my garden, and my father-in-law told me what it was. He told me then that, "Some folks eat this stuff".
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:51 PM   #148
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That's the same article I saw, Mom. I ran across it on Stumble. I was afraid to post the link because of the language.
I do remember the first time I saw smut on the corn in my garden, and my father-in-law told me what it was. He told me then that, "Some folks eat this stuff".
Actually, I have been worried that maybe I shouldn't have posted that link. I sincerely hope I didn't offend anyone. I have a sick and twisted sense of humor and forget that lots of people don't.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:44 AM   #149
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I'l try anything at least once & if I like it, I'll keep eating it!
My philosophy exactly. There is nothing in the world that I wouldn't try at least once.

That being said, the only two things I can think of that I won't ever eat again are LIVER and BEETS.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:35 AM   #150
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Well, I reckon, I fall into the minority here. From my perch at the top of the food chain (shared only with a few other creatures), there is absolutely nothing that I will not try.
Nearly all of what I have tried, I like!!
Seems like the older I get, the less picky I am about food.
Actually, I grew up eating some of the things mentioned here...rabbits, squirrel, chitlin's, pig's feet, frog legs, oysters, crawdads, etc.
I used to have an aversion to fried pork liver, but now I like it. Most everything else has been good. I have encouraged my kids to keep an open mind about food and I think they have.
I heartily encourage everyone to revisit some of the things you didn't like with an open mind. You might be pleasantly surprised!
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