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Raw tomatoes. Crying shame, I know, but it's a handicap my palate suffers. In a spirit of good sportsmanship and eternal optimism, every summer I ask my husband choose the best tomato in the universe for me to taste. Every summer I gag and wretch, violently, the moment it passes my lips.

Cooked tomatoes are great, though. Cooked and pureed are even better.

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things i will not eat if given the choice:

dogs: inconsistent ethical reasons

monkeys and apes: see above

spiders: they gross me out

cockroaches: see above

endangered species: anyone remember "the freshman"?

Yes, I love The Freshman! That was the best; that song...

I won't eat 17 Year Cicadas or any others for that matter. Pretty much anything with more than four limbs/legs, that makes a graphic squish sound under the weight of me in shoes...is out of the question.

If someone ever fools me into eating dog, cat or horse. I will hose them with MSG!

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yay for today's internet connected world! we all get to geek out with full bellies, on whether or not you'd eat something even if you were starving.

but since this is a site which reaches people from all around the world, (i mean unless they don't have internet access), i want to know if anybody here has ever actually ever been starving?

like, seriously. have you ever been starving?

what was "off the table" in those desparate moments of yours?

i can't see myself murdering another viably live human being for food, but of course i've never endured genocide, nearby war or all encompassing persecution.

i think if i was starving to death i would make my pets, the loves of my life, as comfortable as possible and then suck the meat off their bones. god forbid that such a thing should come to pass, but well, i've read a bit about the history of the human race. and these things do come to pass.

what wouldn't i eat? i think like most people, when push comes to shove, the real answer is:

nothing.

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Whippy, I was not thinking about being Donner party hungry. Most of us, I believe, were including foods we would not eat if pb&j sandwiches were the alternative (and if there is someone out there who won't eat pb&j sandwiches, you should be shunned and I don't want to hear about it).

One item I would have trouble choosing from the menu, however, is pollack guts.

We purchased a jar several years ago, from an Asian market, for a very good friend. It looked like, and was, fermented fish insides (pollack, for those who may not be aware, is a northern Atlantic food fish related to the cod).

It was a gag gift (you can interpret gag in at least two ways here) and was a big hit.

No, he did not offer to share, and I am sure the stuff did not make it past the first garbage can he saw.

Would chomp down a whole lot of Uruguayan soccer team tartare before I would take a bit of a taste of fermented pollack guts.

Just a personal preference. :laugh:

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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*

K

I have said pretty much the same thing throughout the years.

No Cockroaches.

I will try just about anything else.

Also, in terms of cannibalism if something can do advanced Math or speak more than one language, I won't eat it. :raz:

“Seeing is deceiving. It's eating that's believing.”

James Thurber (1894-1961), American writer and cartoonist.

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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.

A friend of mine from the Phillipines told me about this. He said it's called balot.

It didn't sound like something I would be eager to try, but I will pretty much eat anything that is well prepared.

I wouldn't eat anything they eat on Fear Factor. Although if you took... let's say a pig rectum (I saw some people on Fear Factor eating this), and prepared it really well... I might eat it.

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I've eaten fugu (Japanese blowfish sashimi), hakarl (Icelandic rotten shark -- accompanied by the customary shot of brennivin, or as it's endearingly known, "Black Death"), and durian, but I'd have to agree with the earlier posters about the worst food ever: yellow pasty tube fruits of death -- BANANAS!

And peanut butter would have to be a close second place.

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just to sort of give a quick compact view, a list of the mostly non toxic food items mentioned so far:

bugs, brains, slugs, salmon, okra, milk, orange-flavored items, beets, spicy hot food, cockroaches, testicles, maggoty cheese, snake (dead or alive), balut, black eyed peas, parsnips, spiders, livers, kidneys, rats, overcooked crucifers, internal organs in general, oatmeal, stinky cheeses, eyeballs, little debbie snack cakes, foaminess, miracle whip, sauerkraut, dogs, blue food, chitlins, 3 bean salad, tripe, buttered popcorn jelly beans, anything with cinnamon, calves' livers, tarantulas, eggs, sea urchin, lizards, durian, roquefort, fennel, cherries, non deveined shrimp, cats, oilyness, raw tuna, fermented seal oil, ritually captured air dried shark, fish marinated in fermented fish, smoked haddock, sheepshead, dill, olives, green bean casserole, watermelon, rabbit, taco bell, peas, raw tomatoes, horses, fermented fish, bananas, peanut butter.

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Dates- I had a date square when I was a kid and the fibers sticking out made me think it was full of hair so to this day I will immediately spit out anything I discover that had dates in it. Eggshells in food are the next most disgusting but that's an accidental thing.

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That corn fungus that is found in upscale Mexican restaurants. I used to have nightmares about it after working in a cornfield growing up.

Otherwise, I have a low tolerance for slime, melons and will not drink fluid milk.

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Nono, Jean, you don't put the tuna salad in a cup of tea. That WOULD be horrible. You may, if you like, drink a cup of tea WITH your tuna salad sandwich, but that's an entirely different kettle of fish.

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well, as of this moment, i may have to starve to death as i cant imagine ever eating anything again after reading this thread!!!!

however, assuming i do recover my appetite, i will not, under no circumstances that i can fathom, eat:

offal. tho i do love chicken livers (fried or in pate)

bugs. dont like em wont eat em where is the RAID?

snakes. know that scene in INDIANA JONES with the snake pit? i wouldnt have escaped because the second i saw all those snakes i would have dropped dead.

and i am allergic to fungus' and shellfish so i couldnt actually eat them to save myself from starving to death as eating them would kill me!

however, its all moot as i dont think i am going to eat anything anytime soon.

xo

"Animal crackers and cocoa to drink

That is the finest of suppers, I think

When I'm grown up and can have what I please,

I think I shall always insist upon these"

*Christopher Morley

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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.

In the Philippines, it's called pulutan. And no, I never ate it. Very popular there, though, especially as a bar snack. Also sold in bus stations as road food <shudder>.

Jello in its many incarnations tops my list of Nasty Food, but then, I grew up in the South.

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Mark Twain
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Anything cooked by Emeril. ... I swear he is on 24hrs a day on the Food Network! Urrrrgh.

I've probably said this before but, around my house, we call it the All Emeril Channel.

Practice Random Acts of Toasting

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Anything cooked by Emeril. ... I swear he is on 24hrs a day on the Food Network! Urrrrgh.

I've probably said this before but, around my house, we call it the All Emeril Channel.

At my house, we call him "Hemorril" (as in Preperation H).

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Mark Twain
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Anything cooked by Emeril. ... I swear he is on 24hrs a day on the Food Network! Urrrrgh.

I've probably said this before but, around my house, we call it the All Emeril Channel.

At my house, we call him "Hemorril" (as in Preperation H).

I'd like to kick HIM up the notch, if you know what I mean....

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Anything cooked by Emeril. ... I swear he is on 24hrs a day on the Food Network! Urrrrgh.

I've probably said this before but, around my house, we call it the All Emeril Channel.

At my house, we call him "Hemorril" (as in Preperation H).

I'd like to kick HIM up the notch, if you know what I mean....

Good lord....what has he done to you all to hate him so much.

The brother can be on ALL 24 hours if it was up to me. THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT...I tell ya.......

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