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Old 05-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #51
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I'll try most anything once. The worst thing I have ever tried was chitlins. They smell exactly like they taste, and they taste exactly like where they come from.

Some cultures eat cats and dogs. Even raise them for food. That is too close to cannibalism for me.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:26 PM   #52
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As a kid, I loved sardines, till I took one apart and discovered a tiny fish skeleton. Yech, gross, flehh. Ack puhh.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:07 PM   #53
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Shame on you Barb. I love both of them, especially the snails, don't look at them as garden pigs look at them as lettuce eaters I know they look dirty but after they run barefoot through the ceansing lettuce they are pristine. YUM with butter and garlic. Caviar, is rather fishy but oh so good atop deviled eggs. OK you made me hungry
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I grew up eating fried cod eggs. They aren't bad. I suspect they could be quite yummy. I like nice, pink, salmon "caviar". I don't think I have had the really good stuff, but I would like to try it. The less good stuff is yummy. Sour cream or crème fraiche go well with caviar.

As to escargot, I find them bland and rubbery. The sauce is excellent. It would go well with mushrooms and they would fit nicely in those special bowl/plate things they use to serve escargot. Now, sea snails, that's a whole 'nother story. Lots of yummy flavour and not usually as rubbery.
In half of the stories I have read about people eating escargot, they said they take on the flavor of the sauce they are in (generally garlic), and they described them as like eating garlic flavored rubber balls.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:01 PM   #54
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"In half of the stories I have read about people eating escargot, they said they take on the flavor of the sauce they are in (generally garlic), and they described them as like eating garlic flavored rubber balls. "

If escargot taste like a rubber balls, they are overcooked. In a way they are like clams or oysters. Just heated through is just right.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:31 PM   #55
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Let's see...spam, tunafish, pickled beets, and other things that are stinky.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #56
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Some dislikes seem to be pretty regional .....your locale. Understandable.
I can never eat fermented soybeans. Sticky and gooey....smells terrible too. Total vomit food.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #57
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Some dislikes seem to be pretty regional .....your locale. Understandable.
I can never eat fermented soybeans. Sticky and gooey....smells terrible too. Total vomit food.
Yes, I've decided I can never even try Natto...I'm curious, but not THAT curious.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:02 AM   #58
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Nasty food to me is venison(deer meat) Everyone always says you have to try it my way. As far as I am concerned there is no good way to eat it.
My pallete must be weird--I can't taste the difference between beef and venison. I grew up on venison--and that is one of the meals I request when I go back to MN. Some say adding juniper berries to it cuts the harsh taste--to me, it has never tasted harsh. I love venison.
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And--I love escargot. If it is rubbery, it wasn't prepared properly.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:28 AM   #60
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My pallete must be weird--I can't taste the difference between beef and venison. I grew up on venison--and that is one of the meals I request when I go back to MN. Some say adding juniper berries to it cuts the harsh taste--to me, it has never tasted harsh. I love venison.
I don't think it's your palette that's weird. I think that venison that was treated properly from the time it was killed has no harsh or "gamey" taste. That's my experience with venison.
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