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We lived in Uruguay for 2 years and they grilled every available bit of the cow there...I gotta say the intestines were what made me retch a bit. The host of the parilla we were at wouldn't leave me along until I tried them so I was game and took a bite. Big mistake since the texture just grossed me out...I think I turned a little green and the host backed down from pushing me to try to any of the other internal organs (I know there was heart on there and others things.) I had a British friend who lived there at the same time and she swore they ate every part of the cow except the hooves. Those they made into souvenirs for tourists!

I almost tried chickens' feet in Hong Kong. My mom has done durian and even 100-day old eggs. Brave woman my mom! :)

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We lived in Uruguay for 2 years and they grilled every available bit of the cow there...I gotta say the intestines were what made me retch a bit. The host of the parilla we were at wouldn't leave me along until I tried them so I was game and took a bite. Big mistake since the texture just grossed me out...I think I turned a little green and the host backed down from pushing me to try to any of the other internal organs (I know there was heart on there and others things.) I had a British friend who lived there at the same time and she swore they ate every part of the cow except the hooves. Those they made into souvenirs for tourists!

I almost tried chickens' feet in Hong Kong. My mom has done durian and even 100-day old eggs. Brave woman my mom! :)

yeah, as much as I am willing to try anything, I draw the line at intestines. ugh.

wow, Babs...you do get around! Poland, Greece, Uruguay...you should write a column..."A celiac eats her way around the world..." :)


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LOL Haggis is indeed pretty gross, but it can be made semi-palatable with plenty of Scotch. Not so bad the next day as haggis burgers (with plenty of Scotch), too.

... I'd eat anything (maybe even those intestines I just dissed) if you gave me enough scotch with it :lol:


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I was a culinary daredevil in the old days. I would make/eat anything.

Two things come to mind....

Squid in ink made by a persistent Italian chef who insisted I would love it. Yes, it was very good. :)

Head cheese at a German Oktoberfest. (I was young and did not realize what the name MEANT--DUH!) Yes, it was good. :) Now that I know what it IS, I would not eat it on a dare. :blink::lol:

Like you, I am a culinary daredevil and would try nearly everything once except maggot cheese from Italy and animal eyeballs (i.e. in Syria). I've tried so many interesting things that many people have not even heard of. Had cuttlefish (like squid) ink in risotto several times (twice a couple of weeks ago in Croatia) and LOVE it so much. Head cheese is not my favourite thing in the world. Neither is haggis in Scotland but not bad.


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In each country we visit (we've been to about 20) we make sure to try as many authentically local things as we can including blood pudding, brains, sweetbreads, Prairie oysters, etc. So far the only thing I do not want to eat again is cottage cheese except for the fresh sheep cottage cheese in Croatia. :D Oh, and some types of raw shellfish. LOVE beef tartare and carpaccio, though, but they are hardly strange or unusual.

One other thing I won't try (besides aforementioned animal eyeballs and live maggot cheese is live octopus chopped up but still wiggling - it has choked many). Oh, and puffer fish. That is just plain suicidal if the chef is off by more than 1 mm. I have no problems with COOKED insects but would have issues with wriggling fat grubs.


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Great thread! Love reading what adventurous foodies you all are :D

My grandma's red squid sauce is about as exotic as I've experienced.

Eyeballs and dog--wow!!


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I have to give you guys an update on the black tortilla chips. I warned M, (15) about the dye turning poop green or black. Didn't warn Hub. I thought he would know after all these years. He told me tonight he thought something was terribly wrong as he pooped bright green for 2 days. He finally figured it out & was relieved! :P

Not sure why he didn't consult me! We Celiacs are poop experts!


 

 

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One other thing I won't try (besides aforementioned animal eyeballs and live maggot cheese is live octopus chopped up but still wiggling - it has choked many). Oh, and puffer fish. That is just plain suicidal if the chef is off by more than 1 mm. I have no problems with COOKED insects but would have issues with wriggling fat grubs.

I'll try just about anything once, unless it's still moving or potentially deadly, like that puffer fish. I've liked the blood puddings from Puerto Rico and Ireland I've tried.I've never been offput by many of the meaty things, but custardy things like flan I find vile (more textural than taste). Sorry if I offend any friends from across the Great Ponds, but Marmite tops my gross list -- over flan, haggis (sans scotch), bread pudding, and mincemeat pie.


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I have to give you guys an update on the black tortilla chips. I warned M, (15) about the dye turning poop green or black. Didn't warn Hub. I thought he would know after all these years. He told me tonight he thought something was terribly wrong as he pooped bright green for 2 days. He finally figured it out & was relieved! :P

Not sure why he didn't consult me! We Celiacs are poop experts!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Gluten-free (Nov. 2008), dairy-free (June 2009), soy-free (Aug. 2009), all-grains-and-grasses-but-rice-free (Nov. 2011); double HLA-DQ7

"'Always remember, Bilbo, when your heart wants lifting, think of pleasant things.' 'Eggs, bacon, a good full pipe, my garden at twilight....'" (The Hobbit, animated movie, 1977)

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I think I'd sooner eat gluten than some of the things mentioned in this thread!

Is it just me, or are the grossest things mostly from animals?


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I think I'd sooner eat gluten than some of the things mentioned in this thread!

Is it just me, or are the grossest things mostly from animals?

Seems like it! I have a book that discusses the vilest foods of the world and it is intruiging. However, what is unusual to us can be a delicacy and nutritious to others. I really enjoy watching Andrew Zimmern's show - he will try anything.

Another thing that is supposedly vile is durian but I have not tried it fresh. Oh, and another thing I would not be game to try is rotted shark. Shark is buried underground for several months until soft and, well, rotted.


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LOL Haggis is indeed pretty gross, but it can be made semi-palatable with plenty of Scotch. Not so bad the next day as haggis burgers (with plenty of Scotch), too.

So they eat haggis as an excuse for drinking the scotch??? :lol: But then, who needs an excuse to drink scotch?? I think I'll just skip the haggis part, thank you very much.


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Another thing that is supposedly vile is durian but I have not tried it fresh.

'tis yummy. Not at all vile. :)


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'tis yummy. Not at all vile. :)

Good to know because I am very curious and would like to try it. I should clarify - I have read that the flavour is lovely but the smell is vile. True?


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It is truly the most stinky fruit on the planet. When you walk around the streets of Indonesia, particularly in market areas, you can smell it for miles. It has a very distinct smell so if you are wandering around hungry you just have to follow the smell - honest :lol:

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Good to know because I am very curious and would like to try it. I should clarify - I have read that the flavour is lovely but the smell is vile. True?

Someone brought some to a work potluck, so I can tell you the responses of a whole group of people.

Some thought the smell was very mild, some found it bad, but tolerable for a while, and some absolutely couldn't stand it. I think it just depends on the receptors in your nose.


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I've heard the durain smells like a foot locker or a pair of tennis shoes, or dirty socks. You get the picture - it sticks. But the flesh inside is like cream, and is supposed to be a real delight. One of these days I may try it.

Speaking of smelly things to eat, there is a spice called Asafoetida, which apparently means "devil's dung". Dung can be really foul-smelling enough as it is, but that of the devil I imagine would stink beyond compare. I've read that this spice is so smelly, that it must be kept in a sealed glass container, apart from other spices and foods so the odor doesn't mess them up. Once cooked, it's supposed to be sorta like onion and garlic together.


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I've heard the durain smells like a foot locker or a pair of tennis shoes, or dirty socks.

Oh! We would probably be fine with it at my house. I will just keep them in the teen boys rooms until we want to eat it! No one will notice. :)


 

 

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