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I like to think that I'm open minded when it comes to eating but I dont know that I could eat balut or any living insect. I would at least like the opportunity to try though. I did have something recently that I think it will take me a while to try again-Baby octopus. I loved the flavor (I love octopus normally), but the head popping as I bit into them just got to me. My wife couldn't even look at them. Other than that BRING IT ON!


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Eggs. I'll eat them mixed up in a batter such as cake, custard, sweet souffle or bread pudding. I'll even eat french toast if the batter isn't too eggy. I've tried caviar and I don't have a problem with that. But eggs alone--scrambled, omelet, poached--no way. Hard boiled or egg salad---SHUDDER....

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Sea urchin. I've tried it twice in sushi form, and each time as I put it into my mouth, I break out in a cold sweat and the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. I suspect I'm working on an allergic reaction here.......I've never had this instinctual aversion response to anything else.


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There are a great many things that I won't eat but that has to do with the preparation rather than the ingredient.

Even skinless/boneless chicken breasts can be all right if one leaves the skin on and bone in.

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Susan G, that does sound like it might be a visceral reaction to an allergin. Too bad, though. Uni is great stuff.


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Lizards,

Durian,

Roquefort


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Sea urchin. I've tried it twice in sushi form, and each time as I put it into my mouth, I break out in a cold sweat and the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. I suspect I'm working on an allergic reaction here.......I've never had this instinctual aversion response to anything else.

how does one develop an allergy to food one hasn't eaten yet?


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For the life of me, I can't think of anything to list that I wouldn't eat. If other people eat it, it must be okay. If there is something on the menu that I have never had, I probably will order it. At a potluck dinner, I fell compelled to try everything. I have never been exposed to some of the most exotic offerings, so perhaps I would feel differently when they are on my plate.

There certainly are foods that I prefer over others, but to absolutely refuse to eat something. I don't think so.

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My take on "weird foods" is somewhere in the world there is a group that has been hungry long enough to eat it and make it palatable, so that being said, I will eat anything prepared well by someone who knows what they're doing.

In the South if you ask anyone of African-anerican descent if they eat chitlins, they will invariably reply, "Yes, but not just anybody's". They will then go on to say that they will eat their grandmothers, etc, but you gotta make sure they're cleaned properly. So basically it is a trust issue.

I would eat tarantulas cooked on a fire by an Amazonian, if he/she had a reputation as a good cook!

I do cringe a bit when watching the later Star Trek series when the Vulcans slurp down live critters. Prefer my meat dead. But just barely in the case of beef!

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My take on "weird foods" is somewhere in the world there is a group that has been hungry long enough to eat it and make it palatable, so that being said, I will eat anything prepared well by someone who knows what they're doing.

In the South if you ask anyone of African-anerican descent if they eat chitlins, they will invariably reply, "Yes, but not just anybody's". They will then go on to say that they will eat their grandmothers, etc, but you gotta make sure they're cleaned properly. So basically it is a trust issue.

I would eat tarantulas cooked on a fire by an Amazonian, if he/she had a reputation as a good cook!

I do cringe a bit when watching the later Star Trek series when the Vulcans slurp down live critters. Prefer my meat dead. But just barely in the case of beef!

I thought it was the Klingons who ate live food...gagh I believe it was called. Live worms. (Good to see another geek here :wink: )

Also, sometimes when my dog gets hungry he eats his own excrement...(I usually catch him before he finishes) I don't care how well prepared that is....NO! :laugh::laugh:

SML


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I think that Gross Stuff That Pets Eat is probably its own thread.

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I thought it was the Klingons who ate live food...

Doh!

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My take on "weird foods" is somewhere in the world there is a group that has been hungry long enough to eat it and make it palatable, so that being said, I will eat anything prepared well by someone who knows what they're doing.

In the South if you ask anyone of African-anerican descent if they eat chitlins, they will invariably reply, "Yes, but not just anybody's". They will then go on to say that they will eat their grandmothers, etc, but you gotta make sure they're cleaned properly. So basically it is a trust issue.

I would eat tarantulas cooked on a fire by an Amazonian, if he/she had a reputation as a good cook!

I do cringe a bit when watching the later Star Trek series when the Vulcans slurp down live critters. Prefer my meat dead. But just barely in the case of beef!

Vulcans, Klingons, it doesn't matter. I think live anything is on my list of things that I will not try. Ok, maybe I'd try live bugs. Anything smaller than my pinky finger would be fair game, I think. I am a little sqeamish about fetuses in an egg shell (I don't like unfertilized eggs!) clotted blood or eyeballs, but I might try them. I would need some reassurance about the eyeballs (are they crunchy???). I used to be squamish about the thought of monkey, but my uncle unknowingly ate that and dog in Thailand and said it was good (even after he found out)...said monkey was prepared very well and delicious (a colleague said it was stringy, but uncle disagrees). I draw the line at primate brains, though. But free range rat, fried bugs, fermented shark, bring it on. Oh, I'd eat human flesh too, if I was starving to death, no problem. I think any flesh for me is fair game...it's the offal that gets questionable.

For instance, I'm pretty sure I don't like tripe. I had some in pho recently, and it was like eating plastic netting. I'm not saying I wouldn't try it in a different preparation, though.

Poor husband. He turned green and left the room...I'm watching a National Geographic special on taboo food. It was the goat fetus that made him leave.


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when i watched the movie "ALIVE" i was both squealing and roaring with laughter at the expressions on the faces of the suvivors when they had to eat the dead for food.

My only question would have been: Breast or Thigh


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Brains, for personal reasons, could not eat, and probably live insects.

But of normal stuff, cannot eat bananas.

Cannot even stand the smell of bananas.

If a banana peel is in my waste can at work, will remove it immediately.

Have no idea why. Just something about them that affects me viscerally.

Probably am the only person on the planet with the aversion, but it is a real one.

Otherwise, am pretty normal foodwise.

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Brains, for personal reasons, could not eat, and probably live insects.

But of normal stuff, cannot eat bananas.

Cannot even stand the smell of bananas.

If a banana peel is in my waste can at work, will remove it immediately.

Have no idea why. Just something about them that affects me viscerally.

Probably am the only person on the planet with the aversion, but it is a real one.

Otherwise, am pretty normal foodwise.

Nope, my mom has the same aversion, but only to ripe bananas. She likes green (really green) ones. She is not otherwise normal food wise, though.


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Count another in the banana camp. I actually like them but they don't like me back. :hmmm: Raw bananas make me very ill, even the smallest bite. I can eat them cooked or dried but not raw. My son is the same way but won't even eat them cooked and the smell makes him turn visible green.


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Ripe bananas, no. green bananas, yes.

I love dairy in general, but won't drink milk.

I love those little sesame baby octopus (I belive they are actually just a smaller species, not "babies" per se, but either way).

What I can't stand (be kind, I'm new) is melon of any sort.

It has a background flavor of, well, pastel.

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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."

So is that wild vs. cultivated tarantulas? so funny! :biggrin:

I'll try just about anything once. Having tried it, I will be happy to never eat okra again.


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Ripe bananas, no. green bananas, yes.

Same here! :smile:

SML

Nice to know I'm not that weird!


"When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University!" --Ralph Wiggum

"I don't support the black arts: magic, fortune telling and oriental cookery." --Flanders

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fennel.


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No live bugs for sure, and maybe not even dead ones...geez, I couldn't even eat an incapsulated pretrified worm inside a cherry lollipop!

...and under no circumstance would I ever eat Fluffy or Rover... :sad:


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I watched this thread in amusement, knowing that there's nothing that I wouldn't eat. Never run across anything, not in trucking around my favorite parts of this world. I've spent inordinate amounts of time cruising our borderlands, eating border food, animal parts that you'd turn your nose up at, little question.

Then last night I watched a show on National Geographic Channel called Taboo. Their focus was on food (titled Delicacies), and boy did it hit a few food prejuidices that I didn't know I carried.

There's a ritual in Greenland where they capture a certain type of shark and prepare it by having it rot, buried in sand for six months, continually decomposing. They do that to leech out toxins. Then they air dry it. It's called hakarl and is heavily ammoniated and smells of urine.

I don't think I could eat shark that heavily smells of urine.

There was another ritual in another country involving some sort of live-stock fetuses that didn't look too bad, but my girlfriend made me change the channel; bull-riding took us away.

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Cherries. The smell makes me gag. For the first 8 years of my life, I was on twice-daily doses of Cherry Septra for my sinuses. I know medicine never tastes like the real thing, but the smell is close enough that I can't take it.

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Besides all the obvious (rotting shark et al.), the only two things I won't eat are Broccoli (including Rapini) and Cauliflower. Vile, vile stuff.

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