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post #1 of 19
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Hello! I'm wondering whether there is something that you like to eat but others find it repulsive? For example, there are nations who eat different beetles... Do you like something like that?:lips: 

post #2 of 19

I'm Cajun so I get teased a lot by northerners (meaning north of Louisiana) about what we eat saying that when the apocalypse comes it'll be the roaches and the Cajuns left. I love squirrel, turtle, gator, crawfish, have had raccoon but don't like much. We eat pretty much anything we can shoot or catch.

post #3 of 19
i'm Scots.

Our national dish is haggis, which I love and foreigners often quail over!. We also eat porridge.smile.gif
post #4 of 19

Well im brazilian

 

I have eaten shark , and a series of other dark meats and light meats......

Naming a few its not odd to see us eat gator , ostrich , capybaras , and warthogs . 

Worthog meat actually has less then half the amount of fat and cholesterol then pork XD. 

 

But out of the few i have listed eating shark meat is probably the tastiest and what i have eaten the most often. 

 

My grandmother when she was younger and probably even my father have eaten armadillos. 

Yes armadillos , people actually eat them here , usually those who live in more rural areas. 

 

Poorer regions in brazil most likely eat the meats listed above , i ate them out of curiosity. But you can find Caçao (a type of shark ) in any higher end markets. 

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post #5 of 19
I really dig on beef heart. In Peruvian cuisine, they marinate and skewer it and cook over charcoal. Its called anticuchos. They're amazing! Whenever I can find good, fresh heart around here I snatch it up and make anticuchos.
post #6 of 19

I've had shark. it's good.

 

Jellyfish too. Not that it really has flavor to speak of, but it's a fun texture in the dishes that use it. 

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post #7 of 19

Love beef heart as well.  Used it in the offal challenge, made some "Heart of Tuscany" sausages.  I loved them, my wife bravely had a few tastes.

 

And every now and again I get a package of salted jellyfish from Southeast Market.  Definitely a texture thing more than flavor.

 

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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ishbel View Post

i'm Scots.

Our national dish is haggis, which I love and foreigners often quail over!. We also eat porridge.smile.gif

Isn't porridge what we in the US call oatmeal?

post #9 of 19

I think porridge is any hot cereal like cream of wheat or oatmeal etc.  Most people in America like it a lot. 

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post #10 of 19
Only oats in Scotland, but different meal is called porridge in other countries, too.

I meant the fact that we eat it sprinkled with a little salt and a small amount of milk.. No fruits, no sugar. wink.gif Oh and made with proper steel cut oats, not the rolled stiff.
post #11 of 19

Grew up in France so I'm used to snails, frog legs, stuffed spleen, beef tongue, bone marrow, sheep brain with melted butter, liver, heart, tripes, tripe sausages, blood sausages etc... in fact one of the regular menus at the school cafeteria was blood sausage with apple sauce, a classic (I love it). 

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by French Fries View Post
 

.....blood sausage with apple sauce, a classic (I love it). 

I'll gladly join you my friend! One thing I will never eat though are tripes... my God, the smell, the smell...

post #13 of 19

Tripe in pho, delicious. 

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post #14 of 19

Chinchulines a la parrilla (tripe)! Delicious... if well done. 

 

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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by ChrisBelgium View Post
 

One thing I will never eat though are tripes... my God, the smell, the smell...

I agree. When my mum prepared it it would stench the whole house... and I hated the dish. But from what I understand that means the tripes weren't properly prepared or cleaned. A lot of people explained to me that tripes that are properly prepared and cleaned should not have any smell. I've never experienced that myself. 

 

On the other hand I love tripe sausages (andouillettes):

 

post #16 of 19

I love a good boudin noir - (blood sausage), but no one else will touch 'em.  The best I've ever had came direct from Ireland. I've had my share of game, gator and turtle - only thing I didn't quite jive with was opossum - I prefer herbivore meats.  I'm waiting for a hard frost to harvest some squirrels from the property.

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by French Fries View Post
 

I agree. When my mum prepared it it would stench the whole house... and I hated the dish. But from what I understand that means the tripes weren't properly prepared or cleaned. A lot of people explained to me that tripes that are properly prepared and cleaned should not have any smell. I've never experienced that myself. 

 

On the other hand I love tripe sausages (andouillettes):

 

 

 

I don't buy that for a second, I remember my mother cleaning those tripes and cleaning and cleaning, soaking with lemon juice and cleaning some more.  The smell was always there.

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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by laurenlulu View Post
 

I'm Cajun so I get teased a lot by northerners (meaning north of Louisiana) about what we eat saying that when the apocalypse comes it'll be the roaches and the Cajuns left. I love squirrel, turtle, gator, crawfish, have had raccoon but don't like much. We eat pretty much anything we can shoot or catch.

I like crawfish! :lips:

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ishbel View Post

i'm Scots.

Our national dish is haggis, which I love and foreigners often quail over!. We also eat porridge.smile.gif

I eat porridge every day!:) It's healthy. 

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