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Old 01-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #551
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I'm sorry to say, I meant to say that I don't want to see hot dogs on my plate, not dog!!!

Okay I didn't understand how much controversy it would stir up. Sorry.

I think our food preferences and proscriptions are cultural. People from India don't eat beef, people from America don't eat dog.

This supports a concept I've advocated from the beginning of the topic, that your culture and heritage determines what foods you like and which you avoid or even consider disgusting. If you come from a insular or narrow culture you will feel constricted in your food choices. If you come from an adventuresome culture with wide exposure to other cultures then you may accept a far wider range of foods.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #552
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i've told this story before but it bears repeating.

a friend and co-worker named young choi emigrated to america from seoul, korea a number if years ago.

when he first came here, a bunch if the guys at work invited him to come along to a baseball game to show him his new nation's pasttime. he was eager to go, both to make new friends, as well as see a real proffesional american baseball game.

as he walked through the stadium, he noticed a bunch of vendors selling hot dog. he thought it was strange that he'd never heard of americans eating dog before, but he had eaten it a few times in korea so it wasn't that big of a deal.

after the guys took their seats, a vendor walked by selling hot dogs, so choi, in order to thank his friends, bought one for everyone.

the hot dogs were passed down the row, and as choi paid he opened up the wrapper of his hot dog and exclamied, "i'm sorry, i don't eat that part. may i have a different piece?"

everyone burst out laughing and had to describe to choi what a hot dog was, an thinking about it mentioned that it was made from all of the undesirable parts of a cow or pig.

choi wasn't sure if we were joking or not, and we weren't sure if he was, but it sure was funny.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #553
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Are you talking about the one that is the green cauliflower, bred with broccoli? I think they call it Broc-O-flower or something...
I don't remember what it was called. But it is green. I'll have to find a pic of it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #554
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broccolini?
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #555
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I think either Tim or BC is right, not sure which. I don't understand how they bred a cross that had all the worst parts of both broccoli and cauliflower.

I love broccoli, hate cauliflower, and equally hate broccolini or brocoflower or whatever you name this evil cross.

Whatever you call it I don't want to see it on my plate.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #556
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broccolini?
lol i dont remember but i know it was listed with the califlower.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #557
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THere's a vegetable in the califlower family that I wouldn't want on my plate. It looks hideous. I believe it's origins came from outerspace...I'd bet Tim's had it, .
You're not talking about Romanesco, are you? It looks like this:



It's actually not bad. But then again, I like cauliflower.
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Holy fractal!!! That looks so fractal I wonder if it's even real or some computer generated or artist generated illustration.

I usually edit pictures out of my quotes... but this one bears repeating. That can't be real!
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I'm going to find where i saw it and post the pic. It almost looked like a small aloe vera plant but in a creepy way. it had texture to it. i can see it in my head and it makes my skin itch...
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You're not talking about Romanesco, are you? It looks like this:



It's actually not bad. But then again, I like cauliflower.
THATS IT!!!!! It'n it ugly???!
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