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Old 09-10-2007, 10:35 AM   #151
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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!
I applaud you, Hoot. I wish I could be like you about food. It would have saved me many long hours at the dinner table as a kid in front of a plate of congealing liver and onions! Seriously, there are a lot of things I just cannot eat. Stuff that isn't even "bad". I don't understand it but I know I would be violently ill if I tried to force myself to eat something that my brain is saying "no, no, no" to. And I'm not a wimp at all. I'm a mom now many times over and I worry about what they are and are not eating so I guess it's payback but I still can't eat liver and onions!

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #152
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Thanks for the welcome!
I understand what you are saying...My folks, from time to time, had me sit at the table until I finished what was on my plate.
I decided that it does more harm than good so, when it came my turn to raise my kids, I never forced them to sit in front of a cold plate of food and eat something that they just didn't like.
However, I did, and still do (even though my youngest is 16 now) insist that they at least try a new food before they decide they don't like it.
Most of the time, turns out that it isn't as bad as they thought it might be.
If it turns out not to their liking, we sit down for a spell and try to find out exactly what it is about it that is objectionable.
Sitting a kid in front of a cold plate of food they don't like has, IMHO, never done anyone any good. Just my 2 cents, mind you.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:25 PM   #153
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Octopus and livers...don't care for textures.
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:23 PM   #154
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Real life octopus. A friend from Korea said it's the nicest dish ever but i couldn't and wouldn't put it into my mouth. The thought of something slimy going down one's throat is disgusting!
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:25 PM   #155
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Jabanero salsa.

I tried it once and it came flying right back out - chip and all!
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:49 PM   #156
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I'm open to just about anything, but as I have previosuly stated, I tend to draw the line at rodents.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:58 PM   #157
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McDonalds.
Is it classified as food?
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #158
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McDonald is disgusting! I can't believe we eat this stuff knowing it's so bad for you...
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:19 PM   #159
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I, too, am anti-organ meat. Liver, tongue, sweetbreads,kidney, whatever, no thank you. Brussel sprouts, or spinach that's been boiled into a gelatinou-like glob, also nope. I like some sushi, but I once tried a sample at a market near here and oh my gosh, it was nasty! The very memory makes me shudder.

Hmmm... have I already responded to this thread? All of a sudden this answer sounds familiar!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #160
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Hmmm... have I already responded to this thread? All of a sudden this answer sounds familiar!
Nope. Must be de ja food!
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