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Old 05-10-2010, 10:54 PM   #11
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My wife and I have tried it a few times, and it is not our cup of tea. The smell I get is "something on the ground in a barnyard" if you know what I mean. After that smell, my taste buds go into the defensive mode: I can't recall remembering what it tastes like. Bourdain is always claiming its like a stinky cheese, but I'm not getting that at all (and I've had some funky cheeses in Toulouse).
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:01 PM   #12
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Welcome to the club
Tried it a few months ago ( i think i posted my experience here)
Aside from the obvious smell, taste ...
My favorite part of my whole experience was seeing my mailman in front of my house, all the boxes out of his truck on the street, as he searched for mine ( the durian). He explained that normally im his last stop, but he made an exception just to get rid of the " rotten fruit" that I had delivered to my house. I hid it in the garage, and even without opening it yet, my wife and 2 kids all had the same reaction when they came home " what smells in here" .so u can imagine how much it smelled when i finally cut it open.

Anyway, Im always game to try new things. Since I dont eat meat, I cant be as adventurous as Andrew Zimmern , But I think the durian was about as adventurous as vegetarian can get.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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Since I dont eat meat, I cant be as adventurous as Andrew Zimmern , But I think the durian was about as adventurous as vegetarian can get.
Mr. Zimmern would be proud: he's tried durian on his show at least 2 times I've seen, and both times he couldn't stand the stuff.

Were the neighborhood dogs attracted or repelled when the mailman was carrying the durian?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:56 AM   #14
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Were the neighborhood dogs attracted or repelled when the mailman was carrying the durian?
Actually, Having spent a fortune to get this thing shipped to me, and obviously not liking it too much, I didnt want it to completely go to waste, so i put it outside for the animals. It went completely untouched for months, but, the raccoon that ate 6 of my chickens hasnt been back since I put it out. Maybe its a natural raccoon repellent
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:46 AM   #15
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...haha, larry.

So, would you all liken this to limburger cheese? Seriously, does ANYbody like limburger cheese?
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:12 PM   #16
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OMG....... I love Limburger cheese, Mollyanne!! My German daddy and I would feast on it when I was a kid, while my Irish mama threatened to through us outa the house. Now, I like the Limburger that comes in a little white jar at the grocery store. It's nice that the jar keeps its "perfume" from leaking out.

Once you develop a taste for Limburger, it no longer smells.

Duran smells nothing like Limburger.
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