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Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Think of this next time you eat calamari (pork rectum??)

One of my favorite appetizers. Not so sure now. lol. 'Imitation Calamari' Investigated By 'This American Life,' Suggested To Have Dubious, Pork-Based Origin

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Bein' an ardent fan of all things pork (even chittlin's), this doesn't really bother me. Of course, I would object to bein' charged calamari prices for the south end of a north bound hog.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Whew. There's a note that says "Clarification: This story has been updated to emphasize "This American Life" didn't uncover any instances of pork-based imitation calamari being passed off as real calamari in a U.S. restaurant." It was about how some foods can have doppelgangers.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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Whew. There's a note that says "Clarification: This story has been updated to emphasize "This American Life" didn't uncover any instances of pork-based imitation calamari being passed off as real calamari in a U.S. restaurant." It was about how some foods can have doppelgangers.
Yeah. I know. But, it sure will be fun to tease people when eating out...
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Yeah. I know. But, it sure will be fun to tease people when eating out...
For sure! "I dare you to eat pig rectum!" "Aaaahhh, noooo, I don't want to eat that!" "Fine, more for me!"
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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That's pretty nasty lol!I don't really care if I don't know what it is though. Meat is meat and mans gotta eat!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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I am always looking for appetizing dinner conversation....
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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i'm with hoot. i don't mind eating everything from the rooter to the tooter, just so long as it's not called seafood and you get charged that way.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #9
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I see a new appetizer hitting the restaurant scene. Pork O' rings.....
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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My boss took us out for a department (of 3) Christmas lunch several years ago. I got some calamari and shared with my coworker. My boss asked "How's the squid?" My coworker says "THAT'S what calamari is?" and turned green....

I got a bigger share at that point.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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I turned on the radio at bed time the other week. "This American Life" was on with this episode. Whatta conversation to listen to while trying to go to sleep.
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My boss took us out for a department (of 3) Christmas lunch several years ago. I got some calamari and shared with my coworker. My boss asked "How's the squid?" My coworker says "THAT'S what calamari is?" and turned green....

I got a bigger share at that point.
Ha ha... I have a similar story involving "lamb fries".
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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I love calamari too but I prefer my squid simply grilled, Asian style.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #14
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Ha ha... I have a similar story involving "lamb fries".
Somehow this does not surprise me...
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Seems unlikely that the tentacles would come from the subject source.
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