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Old 12-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #361
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Squid..yuch. Not because of the taste because I never tasted it. I just can't get past what it looks like**shudder**
Welcome windsbud. You are going to really enjoy being here at DC.

I have to agree with you on that squid. My daughter makes stuffed squid a lot. Many, many moons ago when I worked in a restaurant I use to clean squid and prepare and cut up tripe. (cow's stomach) I won't eat tripe either. Although it is a tradition in this town that all Italian restaurants make tripe in gravy on Saturday. If you show up late at your favorite restaurant, you may find that there is no more left. So you go hunting for a restaurant that still has some left. Big seller.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #362
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Squid..yuch. Not because of the taste because I never tasted it. I just can't get past what it looks like**shudder**
Hi, welcome to the forum!

This whole topic topic reminds us that like the saying, one man's ceiling is another man's floor, or one man's meat is another man's poison.

At first I didn't like the idea of squid, and I'm talking about the little squiddy ones tentacles and all. One time I was dining with friends at a Thai restaurant and they ordered a squid appetizer, more or less little squids maybe chopped in two or three parts, sauteed in chili peppers and some other stuff not sure of the recipe, so I tried it and discovered it was really good!

Recently I've had a craving for the same thing, having noticed that one of my favorite Thai restaurants has it on the menu (squid salad), but I don't want to eat the whole thing and I can't find any of my friends that will share it.

So I'll add to things that I do want to see on my plate: little Thai style squids!


Addie, this is a pretty good topic you started! I'll bet it will go 100 pages and probably far beyond!
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #363
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Squid..yuch. Not because of the taste because I never tasted it. I just can't get past what it looks like**shudder**
Like some other foods, they are best viewed for the first time in one of their more attractive states.



It takes some experience to get to appreciate them au natural, so to speak.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #364
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:51 PM   #365
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GLC please quit that! Your squid rings look good and it's starting to get near dinner time in my time zone. Uh, can I have some onion rings with that too?


I've made a note to investigate Thai squid salad recipes in hopefully the near future.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #366
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Hi, welcome to the forum!

This whole topic topic reminds us that like the saying, one man's ceiling is another man's floor, or one man's meat is another man's poison.

At first I didn't like the idea of squid, and I'm talking about the little squiddy ones tentacles and all. One time I was dining with friends at a Thai restaurant and they ordered a squid appetizer, more or less little squids maybe chopped in two or three parts, sauteed in chili peppers and some other stuff not sure of the recipe, so I tried it and discovered it was really good!

Recently I've had a craving for the same thing, having noticed that one of my favorite Thai restaurants has it on the menu (squid salad), but I don't want to eat the whole thing and I can't find any of my friends that will share it.

So I'll add to things that I do want to see on my plate: little Thai style sids!
Addie, this is a pretty good topic you started! I'll bet it will go 100 pages and probably far beyond!
Thank you. I too am surprised at how far this subject has gone. I didn't realize just how many foods I don't want to find on my plate either. I think my aversion to squid may be because I had to clean so many of them, (cuttle bone and all) when I worked in the restaurant. The restauran was too cheap to spend a few more pennies and buy the ones already cleaned. It cost them more for my labor than they saved.
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Addie,

I think the topic is interesting because for almost every thing somebody doesn't like there's somebody else who really loves it. The squids are a good example, or the escargot, or the liver, etc. (I love liver!)


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Old 12-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #368
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I think the topic is interesting because for almost every thing somebody doesn't like there's somebody else who really loves it. The squids are a good example, or the escargot, or the liver, etc. (I love liver!)




Why not? Did you have a bad experience with seafood?
As a child I was always made to eat everything on my plate (you sat there until you did). The foods I hated most were fish or liver. I would take these foods ( I would cut them into tiny little pieces) and mix them in my mashed potatoes in order to get it down. Even today the smell of any "sea food" or liver makes me feel ill. When my DH has his friends over for a fish fry he has to cook it outside.
I know fish is good for you to eat but I just can't do it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #369
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I think the topic is interesting because for almost every thing somebody doesn't like there's somebody else who really loves it. The squids are a good example, or the escargot, or the liver, etc. (I love liver!)
Yum! Yum! I have to be careful when I cook liver. I have a tendency to want to cook a whole mess of it at one time. That is overkill with iron for me.
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Sorry JoAnn. I hate to hear when people are forced to eat foods, particularly forced to eat everything on their plate. I think this a common reason for food aversions.

I was forced to eat vegetables to some degree when I was a kid. I didn't like them much as a young adult but when I got older I acquired a real taste for vegetables and now I crave them (most of them).
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