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I was reading this and thinking, "You know there's really nothing I wouldn't eat. Okra--like it, brain sandwiches--done it, duck emybro--on my to do list (seriously), cobra--in a second, bugs--done it and would again." Finally it hit me, EYEBALLS! Bad, bad experience dissecting one in second grade. Only if I were starving. (Like near death, not just hungry.)

SML

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:biggrin: The first time I was in Hong Kong I passed a restaurant with a sign outside saying "YES! We have fish eyeballs in soy sauce!"

And I thought, Why is that sign in English? You really get a whole lotta round-eyes looking for the fish eyeballs?

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milk (drink, i guess)

He@#$% yeah! Why doesn't the average human being realize how truly disgusting bovine secretions are in their unaltered form?

I will eat anything - ANYTHING - on this earth that walks, crawls, or just sits there. But sucking on another species' teats is just too much. It's not the principle involved. The actual milk is just too gross.

Nam Pla moogle; Please no MacDougall! Always with the frugal...

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I was reading this and thinking, "You know there's really nothing I wouldn't eat. Okra--like it, brain sandwiches--done it, duck emybro--on my to do list (seriously), cobra--in a second, bugs--done it and would again." Finally it hit me, EYEBALLS! Bad, bad experience dissecting one in second grade. Only if I were starving. (Like near death, not just hungry.)

SML

You haven't had the huachinenga a la plancha at Tampico on Airline. Try it, then get back to me on fish eyeballs.

Nam Pla moogle; Please no MacDougall! Always with the frugal...

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I have no problem with internal organs. I don't really like brains becuase of the BSE thing, but otherwise don't mind.

I like all sorts of extremities like feet and ears and trotters. Yum.

I will eat all sorts of bugs, as long as it's not a maggot or a grub. Esp deep fried. Live, not so interesting to me. I pick out grubs from the garden all the time, and their squishy texture, and squirmy movements just don't sex me up.

I will never eat dog. I have several dogs and it's just not going to happen.

I love cold Dinty Moore beef stew. It is like dog food! And I am like a dog.

--NeroW

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Blue food. Blue candies (I pick out the blue ones - even M&M's / Smarties), blue icing, even blue cheese & blueberries most of the time. I don't know why, but there's something wrong with food that's blue. :hmmm:

I think that I might even eat bugs before blue candies, but it would be a fine line. :laugh:

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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:

A little background, if you missed "A Cook's Tour": (scroll down to the item on Fugu ...)

http://www3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~edjacob/food.html

Thanks for the cool link, GG.

Yes, I did see the CT episode (also read the book of course)

Well, I guess if the chef would be willing to take his own life if I croaked from the fugu, then I'd give it a try!

But then what if he was having a bad day anyway, like his wife left him, and he felt he had no reason to live? And then he drags himself to work and sees this stupid American lady with a big grin on her face, ready to enjoy the scary Japanese fugu. It might be enough to put him over the edge! :laugh:

JANE

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Eyes. I know they're supposed to be a delicacy in whole fish and calf's/sheep's head. I'll eat a calf's head with pleasure, but the eyes I've tried always look and taste disgusting.

And then I have a Turkish cookbook with a recipe for goat's penis. You start by slicing the penis into 1/2" pieces....

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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.

They're supposedly aphrodisiacs. I've never eaten the embryo part. I can't even look at that part, but my dad used to give me the bit of remaining yolk and that was pretty good.

I don't know my limits. I think I would probably try anything on a dare, even a whole balut as long as my eyes are closed.

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In my very first post ever on eGullet, I'd like to take a stand.

I will absolutely, positively, REFUSE to eat tripe (aka cow, or sheep stomach)

My mother made it at least once a year in our Italian-American household... and serving it was always a battle of wills ending in me not eating for at least a day - as she would bluff that if I couldn't have ANY other food until I at least tried one bite.

Never will I eat it. The appearance, texture, and smell all remind me of a sweat-soaked wool sock.

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I eat everything and would even try the partially formed duck embryos or a recipe for garden slugs. I have researched (though not followed through) cooking wasp larvae. I believe insects are the next great food revolution, especially when pureed and formed into a maleable protein product, like surimi is to fish. But...... I absolutely detest calf's liver.

Chicken livers? Fine. Paté? Delcious. Fois gras? Even better. But no matter how much bacon you serve with it, calf's liver makes me retch. Every couple years I try it again and still the same result.

But get this: my girlfriend doesn't eat red meat of any kind — EXCEPT liver. She wrinkles her nose at my teriyaki glazed venizon tenderloin, a heaping plate of sticky spareribs, sausages, melting lamb shanks — but will slurp down liver without a blink. She also eats scrapple.

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I believe insects are the next great food revolution, especially when pureed and formed into a maleable protein product,

I gotta tell ya, I think that revolution is going to be a long time coming. But by all means, take it to the streets. :biggrin:

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I remember years ago seeing a magazine interview with an anthropologist and his wife. They'd met in the Amazon...he went there to study her tribe, and wound up studying one of them (her) in significantly more detail.

The interviewer asked the wife what kind of adjustments she'd had to make, changing from the Brazilian rainforest to (I think) Iowa.

"The tarantulas you get in the pet stores here," she replied. "They just don't taste like the ones back home."

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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