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I'll go with bugs and slugs. Nope. No escargot. Not on my watch.

Fifi;

I believe we can also add okra to that list, can we not :laugh:?

THW


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Anything that is above 5 or so on the heat scale is out of bounds for me. I do like spicy stuff, just have a limit.


What's wrong with peanut butter and mustard? What else is a guy supposed to do when we are out of jelly?

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I assume we're talking would rather starve to death on desert island than eat, right?

Cockroaches. Pretty much everything else, I could choke down if I had absolutely no other choice ever on this world.

I'd eat people before I'd eat most other bugs, though.

*shudder*

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I'll go with bugs and slugs. Nope. No escargot. Not on my watch.

Fifi;

I believe we can also add okra to that list, can we not :laugh:?

THW

Okra slime would be in the do not touch group. I have been known to choke down okra well hidden in gumbo. Fried I will tolerate but I can't come up with a good reason to go to all of that trouble. Hell... just fry up some thin catfish filets if you want fried cornmeal. You know, I can't even come up with a mental image of what okra tastes like. All that being said, okra in general does not rise to the do not touch level.


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That cheeze the Italians and Greeks (and probably some French) make that has the maggots in it. Sorry, where I come from you fish for crappie and sunnies and other panfish with maggots.

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Snake is the one thing I refuse to eat.

AB made me scream watching his show when he ate that snake.  :shock:

You mean you didn't enjoy Tony Bourdain eating the still-beating cobra heart with gusto?? Personally, it made me think twice about what I was willing to consume ... :rolleyes:

and then there is that irritating question of what a good wine pairing might be with cobra heart ....

a red to go with the beating?

a white to accompany the facial hue of the diner? :unsure:


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Duck/chicken embryo semiformed in the egg (I forget the exact name). I saw it being eaten on a foodnetwork tv show.

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I'd have to be in a hell of a pinch to eat a lot of things, and I'd eat anything if it was my only option, but black eyed peas are right at the top of the list. I cannot abide by them. I've tried them a hundred different ways, and I've buried a couple of beans in a big mouthful of something else, but I just cannot get them down.

If it was my only option, I'd be in trouble...


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so, just how does one survive in Louisiana sans black-eyed peas? isn't that a major food group there? :hmmm:


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so, just how does one survive in Louisiana sans black-eyed peas? isn't that a major food group there? :hmmm:

Not neccessarily where I grew up. I had to move to New Orleans to really discover red beans and rice. In Cajun country, it's rice, predominantly.


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Since I have been here in Atlanta for many years, albeit a northern transplant, I pay due homage to the black-eyed peas with much reverence.... how might one properly celebrate New Years here without them? Local folklore ...they are a little too pasty in their "mouthfeel".... :sad:


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Parsnips.

No matter how that vegetable is prepared, ---- mashed, candied, roasted----I just can't get it down. I've tried, my Mother tried, to no use. I just plain can't stand the flavor. Other roots are fine -- just not parsnips.

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Spiders, if talking about eat or die foods.

In real life, liver/kidney. (Unless it's foie gras, which tastes totally different.)

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Salmon. Tried it many different ways - planked, smoked, cajun blackened, etc. -but it still tastes like salmon. It's so popular that I still give it a chance once in while, especially if the preparation makes it sound too good to pass up. But, nothing has changed my mind yet. Salmon


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So far most of you detest a lot of the foods I love!

Slimy is cool. OYSTERS and clams on the half shell anyone?

And I love okra fried up with onions and stewed tomatoes. Roasted parsnips I could eat like candy. It's Comfort food to me.

Leaving out the diseased animals, I'd have to say no to rat and cockroaches.

I'm sure I'll think of other stuff.

Oh yeah, probably the blowfish sashimi that if prepared incorrectly causes instant death. :shock:


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Duck or chicken eggs complete with embryo are called balut, at least in the Philipines. I don't believe I could eat those either.

Or bugs.

(edited becuz I cain't spell)


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Oh yeah, probably the blowfish sashimi that if prepared incorrectly causes instant death. :shock:

You did, I presume, watch Tony Bourdain on this dish? Enlightening..... :unsure:

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Internal organs for the most part intimidate me into nausea. I did grow up eating fried chicken livers and I do still eat them on occasion, somehow that's different. My mom's fried okra is the best but bolied okra is nasty, nasty, nasty. And I would chew off my own arm before I would eat over cooked broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage. Just the smell makes me turn that same gray/green color.


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I just can't seem to get an insect of any type in my mouth. In Khorat, Thailand, the night market is full of vendors selling crunchy deep-fried insects. I've seen beetles, grasshoppers and even ants. (Scorpions too get the treatment). They're served up in a paper cone, with plenty of hot sauce, and the lucky purchaser gets to nibble them like popcorn as he/she strolls the market. I have been offered many free samples (with lots of good-natured laughs from the locals) but I just couldn't bring one to my mouth.

The odd thing, if you think about it biologically, is that crabs and lobsters are really nothing but giant, flightless, aquatic insects. An arthropod is an arthropod is an arthropod. And I love them! Go figure...

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As a young child every time my mother made me eat oatmeal I would throw it up as soon as it went down. I use oatmeal at times in meatloaf and to make kishke but still cannot even look at it as a breakfast cereal.

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I think I would draw the line at those duck embryo eggs. I saw T. Bourdain eat them and they were just fowl (or is that foul :biggrin: ) looking and I imagine the texture and taste are the same. Why would nyone eat them? I do not know.

Okra is good

Escargots yummy

bugs ---not sure but I might try them with hot sauce

Elie


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I think I would draw the line at those duck embryo eggs. I saw T. Bourdain eat them and they were just fowl (or is that foul :biggrin: ) looking and I imagine the texture and taste are the same. Why would nyone eat them? I do not know.

I think I'm with you on that one.

I HAVE had insects (there is a restaurant in Santa Monica that has fried ants and I've cooked grasshopper bread so it is no big deal to me), but those embryo eggs just look a bit too scary...

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