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Poll: What is the strangest thing you've eaten??

Haggis 7 (14%)
Frogs Legs 3 (6%)
Kangaroo 3 (6%)
Brains 0 (0%)
Tripe 2 (4%)
Snake 1 (2%)
Eel 3 (6%)
Airline food 18 (35%)
Even worse 14 (27%)
   Discussion: What is the strangest thing you've eaten??
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 7 months ago
I had rabbit sausage.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Rabbit is strange?

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
I think so. Has anyone else here eaten rabbit? I know when I tell people I ate it they make a face and go EWWWW!
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Mmmm, wabbit is delicious.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
The proper way to say that is "Wabbit is delicious."
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Fixed it
renita Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
i've eaten rabbit, rabbit stew, rabbit liver, rabbit tongue and one of the types of brain i've eaten is/was rabbit.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
You are the official winner of the Elmer J. Fudd award.

Recipe for Rabbit Stew. First you catch the rabbit.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
interesting!

I think of rabbit as pretty common.... like venison. in fact that's one of my favorite things to make.... venison and rabbit stew.
mmmmm.

I miss having a brother in law who's a hunter. hehe.
:)

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
ummm venison isn't common either, no game is. I've been in many restaurants serving octopus, squid and squid but none serving venison and only the one that had rabbit.
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

game isnt common where you live, maybe :D

there's actually a meat market about 2 blocks from my work that sells whole rabbits, all skinned and ready to cook.

lawrence Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
You live in Ohio. That's not game, it's roadkill. :)
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

now now, not all of ohio dates their cousins and wears coonskin hats. :P

lawrence Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
right. some actually date their siblings and wear whole raccoons on their heads. :)
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
*glare*
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
How about the ones that date their raccoons and wear their cousin skin caps?
lawrence Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
You're thinking of Kentucky.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Southern Ohio is Kentucky!

If a couple in Arkansas get divorced are they still brother and sister?
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Maybe it's just a new england thing, then. *shrugs*

I've seen venison far more often than I've seen octopus, for instance.
It's a pretty common thing 'round here. :)

Heck, in vermont you can get venison sausage in some diners. :D
dave "buh" Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
crawfish
Erica: movin' to Ohio!! Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
yeah, but that's like shrimp, no? i dunno. growing up in a family of hunters rabbit, venison, crawfish, fresh caught trout, bass perch etc were pretty common on the table.....turkey....duck....pheasant......
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
actually crawfish are more like little lobsters.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 14 years, 7 months ago
Hrmm...I don't consider eating tripe or eel to be strange at all. But then again, I myself am...strange and unusual!
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
I guess I'd consider tripe strange... but not eel.
I've never tried it, because I didn't know if I'd have a fishlike reaction to it. (eel, not tripe.. that's just never been offerred)

I'd try anything once.
renita · 14 years, 7 months ago
from the list i've eaten brains, tripe, snake, eel and airline food.

however, the strangest thing i've eaten is probably fish testes.
a lot of people i know have eaten fish eggs, cavier, masago, tobiko, salmon roe... but haven't tried the other side of the equation.

oh! although i have also eaten chicken eggs... that haven't got a shells yet.

inside the chicken, it's like a conveyor belt of eggs, and only the last one gets the shell, so if you eat a laying chicken there's this chain of eggs getting progressively bigger, or smaller depending on the end you start with.

o...0...O...()... and so on. it tastes basically like yolk. the awesome thing is that they're all perfectly egg shaped. so cool.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Whoa... cool!
I would love to see that.... google time!
Phoenix · 14 years, 7 months ago
Oh and btw eel is sort of standard fare where I come from :D
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Same here. :)
We have, like, 6 sushi places in town. heh
Talcott · 14 years, 7 months ago
A few years ago I had a chance to try frog legs. I wanted to say something specific. Something profound and observational.
Honestly, all I could say it "wow, this really does taste like chicken".
nate... · 14 years, 7 months ago
is that?
Cuz I consider haggis to be less strange than brains, and more strange than airline food.

Seems kinda jumbled.

Anyway, from the list, I've had airline and frog.

I'm sure there are a LOT of things I've eaten that most people would consider strange... but... I can't think of any offhand, since I don't consider them strange. :)
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Oh, and I've probably had ostrich.... but I can't recall offhand. I'm fairly sure I have though.
dirty life & times · 14 years, 7 months ago
i said haggis, even though i've never had it. but i understand it's like kishke, & i've had that. yumm.

i haven't had very many strange things though, really. chicken feet, chicken hearts, turkey hearts. uh, vegetarian imitation goat meat.
sheryls · 14 years, 7 months ago
but i had to go with "something worse" because sweetbreads is about the most disgusting thing i've ever eaten :P
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
oh gods... I *love* sweetbreads.

The restaurant I learned to cook in had them on the menu all the time. I always used to cut the portions a leeeettle too big so I could have some (or toss some to the disher).

Good times.
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
ugh, yuck. i hated them before i knew what they were. slfjas;ldkfjas;ldkfjblech. i was eating them and i was like, "dear god this is disgusting." so i asked my mom what they were and she told me and i'm like okay. DOUBLE GROSS.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
wow... they must've done an awful job with them.

It's pretty easy to mis-cook sweetbreads, tho.
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

it's also possible that i just dont like them :D

for instance, calamari. god i hate calamari. i think it's gross. and everyone tells me, "you just havent had GOOD calamari.." so i went somewhere where everyone RAVED about the calamari, oh THIS is good calamari, they said. and you know what? i still found it to be a rubbery, disgusting monstrosity of a food. who looks at a squid and says, "damn. i wanna eat that!" :D

nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
*raises hand* I do!

For me, though, calimari is, like, comfort food.... it's like french fries.... or a hamburger.
So basic... because I grew up eating it as a kid.

It was always my old standby. In italian places I'd have calamari..... in chinese places I'd have sweet and sour chicken.... etc etc.

But man, lately, some local restaurants have come out with some great takes on it. So it's like having a brand new version of an old standby. It's pretty cool.

Oh, I'm foodgeeking. heh. anyway, yeah, if you don't like something, you don't like it. *shrugs* Hell, I *hate* donuts. *shudder* Can't understand why people eat them.
To each his/her own.
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

hee. actually i hate donuts too :D i used to eat them all the time and then one day i thought to myself, "self! you know. you dont really like these. why are you eating them? on top of not tasting great, they're horrid for you and make you feel sick. wtf." so i stopped eating them :D

there are a lot of bad-for-you foods that i had to stop and consider whether i really liked them.

Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
I feel the same way about calamari. It's like eating fried rubber bands. Ew. I don't know why people keep trying to force me to eat seafood. Unless it's in canned tuna form, it is NOT going near my mouth.
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

see. i've expanded my mind a bit about seafood, and i've realized that i dont even really like canned tuna, i just tolerate it. there is SOME seafood that essentially tastes like fluffy, tender chicken. like Halibut. I could eat Halibut for every meal :D i even got my sister to try it.

SOMETIMES i can tolerate shrimp, and sometimes it makes me gag. it all depends.

Erica: movin' to Ohio!! · 14 years, 7 months ago
polenta.
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
O.o

Alright, I'll chime in for opposite day. Baked Potato.

:D
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
peanut butter and jelly!
lawrence · 14 years, 7 months ago
...

well, somebody had to say it. :)
Phoenix Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
what about gach? :D
J. Andrew World · 14 years, 7 months ago
I ate whole baby octopus. They heads were pritty good, but the tenticles were kinda chewy.
Dave Milligan · 14 years, 7 months ago

I think I have had the widest variety of unusual foods......

Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile, Alligator, Camel Jerky, Moose, Caribou, Rabbit, Frogs Legs, and the strangest of all was....... do you guys have "Sugar Mountain" chains?? They are a store that has all the retro-50's candy and stuff, usually decorated with Betty Boop and Jame Dean items. Well, when I was there, I ate a Barbeque flavoured meal worm. Although that was the most unual, it was also the most non-exciting. It just tasted like BBQ chips. Nuthing special.

But moose is excellent, and if you ever get Down Under, I'd highly suggest Roo. Kangaroo is likely my fave.

I also need to eat haggis at somepoint in my life, as well I'd like to eat the worm from a bottle of tequila, although I hear that will mess you up for days.

Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Moose! I ate that! In sausage form even, so you *know* it was the gross parts. Does that count as being weird?

...I do *not* have an adventurous stomach.
Jºnªthªn · 14 years, 7 months ago
Fried Grashopper
Musk Ox
Ostrich
Live Ants (by accident)
Rabbit (which seems rather ordinary to me)
Goat
Yvonne · 14 years, 7 months ago
I've discovered the secret to getting decent airline food: be a vegetarian, or just say you are. The veggie options have always been more appealing in my experience, probably because they aren't as mass-produced as the meat options, at least back when I flew places (haven't been on a plane in 4 years).
sheryls Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
or fly internationally. the plane food on the way to/from Japan was AWESOME :D
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
I haven't had anything on the list other than airline food. and I haven't had anything all that strange anyway. So I voted airline food even though I have nothing against it, I kinda enjoy it sometimes.
Rimbo · 14 years, 7 months ago
My "worst food ever" is a tie. When I was in East Africa, there were two foods that I'll never forget:

(1) Goat Testicles. Yeah. Just mixed in there with the relatively normal goat liver-and-intestines. Ate it, and thought, "Hm. I think I just ate a goat testicle." And I did.

(2) Sour curdled milk-drink. When we were spending time with some Masai, they made us drink this traditional drink, which consists of goat milk and corn starch mixed in a stinky hollow gourd and left in the sun for three days. I couldn't finish it. My friend Josh finished his, then gave me a look of triumph, and then they gave him a refill. Fortunately they didn't offer goat's blood, which is the traditional drink for tribal initiation.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 7 months ago
Tongue would not strike anyone from New York ar anyone Jewish as strange but I know I've gotten plenty of "Yccchhhs" from out of towners over the years when I tell them I love it. I'm the world's most finicky eater but I've been eating it my whole life. It is a real favorite of mine.

So my point is, how many of you think that tongue has a yuck factor?
nate... Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
"Your food shouldn't be able to taste you back."
;D

But seriously... it does definitely have a yuck factor for most people I know. I've tried it and didn't like it... but I'm told it was just prepared poorly. Very rubbery.
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
DEFINITE yuck factor. besides the fact that I don't eat beef anymore, I remember watching my father peel the tastebuds off of beef tongue once and... yeah. No going back. Same with beef heart--it just *tasted* bloody. Ick.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
why did he peel the buds off? they are the best part!
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
I think I'm gonna have to throw up now...
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Yay I made Andrea barf.

Um, that isn't a good thing is it?
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 7 months ago
Tasty buds.
Matthew Scott Slawinski · 14 years, 7 months ago
Sounds like Fruhead's could have their own Fear Factor episode.
Matthew Scott Slawinski Back · 14 years, 7 months ago

without the (') that is .......... FruheadS

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