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Old 05-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Oddest, Grossest or Weirdest Thing U Eat

Ok all, given this is a cooking forum....
What is the Oddest, the Grossest or the Weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
My best is either escargot (idea used to gross me out now I love'em) and back in the day ants (survivalist training, on a dare... oddly not as bad as I thought would be).

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Old 05-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Grilled rattlesnake. And yes, it DOES taste like chicken - lol!!!
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I've had chocolate covered bees and chocolate covered ants... but the weirdest/grossest thing I've ever had was a soup that we last time we were in Greece. ( I've mentioned it before).... it was made out of goat heads, skin,eyes,nose,brains everything. The teeth were even still in the jaw when the head was dropped into the boiling water. GROSS!
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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that sounds awful...
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:04 PM   #5
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How did it taste though?
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It was not good. These people are the best cooks. Everything they make is WONDERFUL!!! But this... well...the only flavor we could taste was lemon. It had rice in it too and the rice had gotten gummy and sticky. It "felt" as bad as it tasted.

Had they used less lemon and done something different with the rice and added some more spices it might have been ok. I do love goat and lamb meat.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:08 PM   #7
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That is a bummer. Well at least you were brave enough to try it
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LOL.. it was hard to take that first bight GB. LOLLOL even harder to take the second.
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Sea Cucumber. It was dredged up from the bottom of the Puget Sound, spit its guts out when we pulled it out (some kind of survival strategy). They sliced it open and fried it up on the boat.

It tasted like slimey chicken.
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I think they've done that one on Fear Factor lol, so other people share you yuck.
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I can't watch Fear Factor because of all of the guck they put in their mouths. Eating is a pleasure and I try to keep my (far too limited) calorie intake as blissful as possible.
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My brag at rondezvous is, " I will eat anything what crawls, grows or climbs that can be et." This and being a Wild Food Specialist exposes me
to alot of unusual foods.
I will share some of them with you. I remember once discovering all the green plants had been eaten by grasshoppers at a site so I started eating the grasshoppers. They were fishy tasting but forget the legs. I also ate red ants which have a lemony taste, and worms which are very high in Protein. I did so to prove that I could if stranded and not having any other food. Some hunters, asnd people died of starvation because they could not eat the wild foods arround them. Look forward to eating Witchy Grubs down under.
The worst foods I had would be a toss up between Ground Hog I had at a rondezvous which was horrible and very bitter because it was not skinned and prepared properly. I had one later and it was good. The other is Chittlins I had one Thanksgiving which were extremely bitter and very greasy reminding me what I had read about Boudeins eaten by French Traders. I ate it all.
Wild Foods can also be unusual and awful if not used properly. Mushrooms and Alchohol when mixed together can make you really sick and worse. The first time I had Milkweed it was like eating Paper Mache because it was cooked in cold water. In boiling water several times it came out emerald green, did not cook down and the water could be used as a tea, and meat tenderizer. I also like eating Acorns which contain Tannic Acid and are bitter and inedible until leached properly. I then make Acorn Frying Pan Bread, Gravey and other things from it. Once I used some Mulberrys that had been if my frig awhile in a Mulberry Casserole not knowing they had fermented. It was a wild experience.
I chew up Plantain Leaves until they are a pulp and put them on cuts (even from a steak knife, and bloody noses) to stop bleeding, heal sores, bruses and insect bites. I used Plantain leaves to draw the pain from a bee sting on my forehead when on a hike..
I was in Hawaii and was given Poha a white pasty condiment at a Luau and told that it was used by kids for glue and only Hawaiians liked it. I kept going back for more.
I am a Wild Food Specialist and will eat whatever crawls, grows, or climbs what can be et. I'll have some of that stuff.

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I've had to swallow raw egg. What a horrible feeling.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:42 PM   #15
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Grilled armadillo--yep---Texas's #1 state mammal and #1 roadkill------on a hot day you don't need a grill, even---- Honestly, I don't remember what it tasted like---I was 9 years old and was passed a piece of meat that I thought was chicken----- (that was 42 years ago) and as I didn't die it must not have been too bad tasting but I wasn't amused or proud that I had done so.
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When I was dating this filipino girl I tried balut at a family party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut

I wanted to gag so hard but I just forced it down. Would never eat it again.
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Let me get this straight. You were dating a young filipino girl and her family gave you an aphrodisiac?!?!?!?
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Let me get this straight. You were dating a young filipino girl and her family gave you an aphrodisiac?!?!?!?
I think they were looking at it more along the lines of "let see what he'll try" because they'd be all staring at me to see if I'd eat it. That wasn't the only nasty thing I tried, but it topped the list. Trust me Andy, after eating that, s.ex is that last thing that's on your mind.
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I think they were looking at it more along the lines of "let see what he'll try" because they'd be all staring at me to see if I'd eat it. That wasn't the only nasty thing I tried, but it topped the list. Trust me Andy, after eating that, s.ex is that last thing that's on your mind.

Credit to you, IC. I don't think I could do it... The balut, not the se.x
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