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Cindi    Posted 08-01-2003 at 03:53:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you never tried, and maybe never will just because you don't like the sound of the name?


Hominy (sounds like something you hawk up during a bad cold)

Head cheese (requires no explanation)

Scrapple (any food that starts out with 'scrap' is off my list, even though I'll eat hot dogs.....which is scraps)

I know that there are people out there who eat all things things regularly and probably think I'm nuts, but there you go.

Hal/WA    Posted 08-01-2003 at 17:23:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will eat and have eaten lots of interesting foods. Snails, horsemeat, raw oysters and all sorts of small game. I cooked and ate a robin once,but they are really small. Never tried dog or possum, but probably would if I got a chance and it looked and smelled OK. Friends of mine talked about eating rat in Vietnam during the war. With some exceptions, most animals can be eaten if they are prepared right. By the way, hominy is just specially prepared corn, head cheese is specially prepared meat scraps, as is scrapple. I have had all of them, but have found head cheese and scrapple to be very variable--you never know just what to expect.

I will eat almost anything, but I have a real problem with many cheeses. They just don't smell good to me--some of them smell like vomit. I know other people really like them, but I just can't take many dishes prepared with some kinds of cheeses. I will try almost anything, but if it is cheesy, I might very well pass on that dish.

These days I would probably avoid uncooked meats or seafood. There just are too many potential dangers from bacteria, protozoans and parasites. But if it's cooked and somebody says it tastes good, and it smells OK, count me in!

magpie    Posted 08-01-2003 at 10:53:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried squid once, tastes about as bad as it sounds.

richZ    Posted 08-01-2003 at 12:30:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How was the squid prepared? Fried calamari over linguine in marinara sauce is fantastic!!! I've seen people who tried it and loved it, then I told them that calamari is Italian for squid and they were shocked. And they all had it again at later dates!!! It's great!!

magpie    Posted 08-01-2003 at 21:40:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I really don't remember how it was prepared, although I did watch. It was at a resturant called itchibans or something or other, a Japenese restaurant where they cook right at your table. Squid seemed to me to get bigger as I chewed and chewed, naw I didn't care for it.

ret    Posted 08-01-2003 at 19:53:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
has some smoked squid once in Ca, take a piece of that and chew on it for an hour. Them tenacles are tough

Sven    Posted 08-01-2003 at 09:05:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tried caviar one time, the yuppies can have it!

Ladyhawk    Posted 08-01-2003 at 08:24:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well i have to say the one thing I ate that I thought my lips would never touch...and then one day they did...Deer Heart. I have to say it is very tasty.

Rickstir    Posted 08-01-2003 at 07:54:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
HeadCheese is wonderful stuff! Like snowflakes, no two pieces look alike! Love hominy (although its not on the Atkins list-darn) and grits.

I don't eat anything from the inside....or raw.

Turn up my nose at cooked spinach, love it raw. Not kindly towards oysters, snails and muscles.

Everything else is pretty much a go.

RichZ    Posted 08-01-2003 at 06:04:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That cereal called Musalex, or something like that. I never tried it 'cause of the name. Sounds too much like mucus!!!

There's lots of stuff I won't eat, but when you said "becase you don't like the sound of the name", I thought of that immediately.

JDK    Posted 08-01-2003 at 08:46:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Niece useta like it to snack on dry,called it"Mooselips" :)

JDK    Posted 08-01-2003 at 05:07:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Raw "meats",ie:sushi,oysters,steak tartar.
"Innards as such"kidneys,liver,heart,brains,chitlins etc.
However do eat sausage,bolgna,hot dogs etc,knowing some of these items are included in the mix.
Have "tried" just about anything that walks,crawls,swims or flies.Used to belong to a group that had a "feed" every summer where 100 or more folks from all over the country would attend bringing their local"game" to share.Over the years pretty much everything legal from armadillo to woodchuck was available including most fish rodents,reptiles,birds,edible "bugs".

JDK..oh yeah    Posted 08-01-2003 at 06:31:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
forgot TONGUE...NO way,had a roomate one time seemed to always have one simmerin away,he almost lived on tongue sandwiches,Yecchhh!

ret    Posted 08-01-2003 at 04:42:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You girls are sure up early. I will try most anything , especially if someone else cooks it, but I sure don't like grits. Have tried them a couple of times. Why they got the name grits is beyond me, nothing gritty about them. Time to eat breakfast, won't be grits LOL

Donna from Mo    Posted 08-01-2003 at 04:36:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rattlesnake meat
raw oysters

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