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Old 02-17-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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I just got back from an Asian market. They had duck eggs in the window. I asked about them "Are those duck eggs?" and she said "no no no, little baby duck inside".

I am not sure what to make of that.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #22
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I wonder if she meant something like this... Balut
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I wonder if she meant something like this... Balut
omg, why, oh why did I open that link. *thud*
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #24
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I'm sure that is exactly what they are. My sil is Vietnamese and I can plainly se her eating something like that. I guess some foods just don't cross cultures very well.
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If they are Balut I do have all sorts of questions about them.

And I do wonder what they are like.
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omg, why, oh why did I open that link. *thud*
That was pretty much my first reaction too, but I realize it's a food prejudice on my part. Started me wondering, "Why does it seem so disgusting?"

It's partly because I remember an egg that had a chick with feathers, beak, etc. I guess it would be okay at the appropriately younger stage. I won't be rushing out to find it, but I would probably try a bite if a friend ordered it.

We have a reaction to those eggs, but think about cheese: take some milk, add the scrapings from the inside of the stomach of a cow (goat, sheep, ...), mix it with the milk and let it curdle. Do some other stuff and let the curdled (rotted) milk sit around for several months. No wonder a lot of Asians won't try it.
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That was pretty much my first reaction too, but I realize it's a food prejudice on my part. Started me wondering, "Why does it seem so disgusting?"

It's partly because I remember an egg that had a chick with feathers, beak, etc. I guess it would be okay at the appropriately younger stage. I won't be rushing out to find it, but I would probably try a bite if a friend ordered it.

We have a reaction to those eggs, but think about cheese: take some milk, add the scrapings from the inside of the stomach of a cow (goat, sheep, ...), mix it with the milk and let it curdle. Do some other stuff and let the curdled (rotted) milk sit around for several months. No wonder a lot of Asians won't try it.
I remember watching a show on Discovery many years ago about different foods around the world (the shocking and weird). While the show was more sensationalism than documentary (surprising coming from Discovery, especially at the time) one line has always stood out for me. They said "People view animals in the way they can afford to, some places an animal is a pet animal because they can afford it, other places the same animal is food." (A paraphrase).

I suppose in the end the cost of food determines what people are willing to eat, and what they throw away. I would imagine Balut started with someone finding the eggs already fertilized and were still hungry.
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I remember watching a show on Discovery many years ago about different foods around the world (the shocking and weird). While the show was more sensationalism than documentary (surprising coming from Discovery, especially at the time) one line has always stood out for me. They said "People view animals in the way they can afford to, some places an animal is a pet animal because they can afford it, other places the same animal is food." (A paraphrase).

I suppose in the end the cost of food determines what people are willing to eat, and what they throw away. I would imagine Balut started with someone finding the eggs already fertilized and were still hungry.
Well put.

I figure cheese was an accident with an improperly cleaned stomach, that was used to store some milk. Someone got brave and tasted it. Then when fresh cheese was considered food, someone tried the bit of fresh cheese that got misplaced for several months. And, someone got brave about cheese with mould: Camembert, blue cheese, etc.
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Well put.

I figure cheese was an accident with an improperly cleaned stomach, that was used to store some milk. Someone got brave and tasted it. Then when fresh cheese was considered food, someone tried the bit of fresh cheese that got misplaced for several months. And, someone got brave about cheese with mould: Camembert, blue cheese, etc.
In the 12 boxes of cookbooks I got at an auction for $12, there was one called: A Salute to Cheese by Betty Wason, (c) 1966. Libray of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 66-15356

She has a whole chapter about the "Birth of the Blues" and one of the stories re: the birth of the blues is just that, a young shephard left his cheese sandwich and found it months later and ate it. This story is not confirmed. If you stumble across this book (or maybe it is available on amazon as a used book), it is a fascinating read about cheese (and there are a number of recipes in it as well).
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...a young shephard left his cheese sandwich and found it months later and ate it. This story is not confirmed...

...and it cannot be confirmed.

The discovery of blue cheese has to be unknown. The story offered by Betty Watson is as good a guess as any but nobody can know for sure. Blue cheeses were most likely discovered by chance by some adventuresome or very hungry person or persons who came across moldy cheese and tried it. Most likely on several places over time.

There are always stories of how certain classic foods came about. It's impossible to verify most because there is no reliable on the scene verification. We are left with educated guesses.
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