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Old 09-23-2020, 04:01 PM   #101
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Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:13 PM   #102
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I'll try and have tried just about anything if I was around when someone was fixin it.......rattlesnake, menudo, racoon, turtle, calamari, freshwater muscles, , garfish, etc.

Y'all brought back some good memories talkin about squirrel brains. My Pappaw who was raised in Louisiana, loved them and would waste nothing on a squirrel in some dumplins.

We were raised squirrel hunting with a .22 and my dad expected us to head shoot them to save the meat and it always made my Pappaw mad cause we were ruining the best part!!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:27 PM   #103
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Hiking in Switzerland we kept passing massive banana slugs on the trails. I thought escargot is a delicacy in France and there must be a bunch of meat in there, so I picked a bunch up and brought them back to camp to clean and cook.
Cleaning them was a MESS. They hit the whoop *** switch on their slime glands the second I put a blade to them so I was covered in clear gooey crap by the time I was done. Sauteed them in butter with salt and pepper and tried one on a cracker before deciding to put them in my spaghetti.
This was the late 90s when I had everything figured out.
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:31 PM   #104
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22 year old fruit cake. My grandma made one for each of her grandkids when they were born and froze them. On their wedding day, we were expected to serve it next to the wedding cake. Fruit cake is nasty anyway, but 22 year old fruit cake is pretty gnarly stuff. But we choked a few bites down and smiled for grandma. When she passed, there were still a few fruitcakes for the not yet married grandkids in her freezer. Nobody wanted theirs and they all got thrown out.
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:43 PM   #105
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My uncle always cooked pig ears. He would boil them in seasoned water for a while and go to town on them. They looked like pig ears and tasted like pig skin covered cartilage. I don't know what the appeal was.
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:17 PM   #106
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Had a horse dish in russia. It was excessively seasoned and sliced paper thin, reminded me of pork tamales -- very tasty!
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:18 PM   #107
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Balut! Look it up...

Donít have to. Been there. Done that.


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Old 09-23-2020, 06:24 PM   #108
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A couple of years ago I did a lot of reading about plains indians so when I was cleaning a blackbuck I decided to try raw liver with bile on it. Not bad, actually.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:49 PM   #109
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I'm surprised none of y'all said that impossible whopper, that the Burger King is putting out. Disgusting . That is my food's food .
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:15 PM   #110
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Silk worm larvae.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:31 PM   #111
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Silk worm soup, chef at sushi joint just had to have us try it, he was very proud of it. Smelled like cat pee, the meaty part in it was what looked like those hard shelled things In with maggots in a bucket or soured milo. It was disgusting!! When the dude went to the back I had my son pour it in a planter in corner. Chef thought I loved it!
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:58 PM   #112
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I'm surprised none of y'all said that impossible whopper, that the Burger King is putting out. Disgusting . That is my food's food .
One of my favorite Burgers. To each their own.
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:04 PM   #113
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One of my favorite Burgers. To each their own.
all joking aside, I think I could have liked it if somebody would have tricked me first before I ate it.
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:27 AM   #114
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Not going to name any names but she still looks good 40 years later and I might be tempted one more time.
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:46 AM   #115
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I was in Japan 10 years ago on a business trip and my hosts insisted I try this not knowing what it was. I said OK, but only if they promised to after me (they did).

Itís sakura or sakuraniku. The sakura means "cherry blossom", niku means "meat" because of its pink color.

A little chewy but OK. Followed by wooden cup fulls of saki.




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Old 09-24-2020, 11:27 AM   #116
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I'm a pretty adventurous eater. I'll typically try anything once. My LEAST FAVORITE thing in the world (so far) is Beet Pickled Quail Eggs. I like pickled eggs just fine. Can't handle the beets.

Friend of mine on an old lease ate peanut butter and mayo sammiches. Tried that too. wasn't terrible.
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:44 AM   #117
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Probably the nastiest stuff I ever was fed at a deer camp was a big ol' pipin' hot bowl of Wolf Brand Chili that somebody put BEANS in it!!
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:12 PM   #118
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I think itís a tie between bobcat and fried crappie eggs. Bobcat is actually very very good. Fried the backstrap and cooked the hams in a crockpot with bbq sauce. Very similar to pork but probably a little better.

Fried crappie eggs were eatable but not good. Very fishy flavor with a texture of hotwater cornbread.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:21 PM   #119
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Probably the nastiest stuff I ever was fed at a deer camp was a big ol' pipin' hot bowl of Wolf Brand Chili that somebody put BEANS in it!!
Dump that on top of a pile of scrambled eggs and its on!
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:32 PM   #120
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Bobcat back strap and rattlesnake on the barby
Cat was pretty salty - snake like chicken!!!
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:39 PM   #121
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I'm surprised none of y'all said that impossible whopper, that the Burger King is putting out. Disgusting . That is my food's food .
Ohhh gross. That is just disgusting.
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:02 PM   #122
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Worst one I see so far is Balut


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Old 09-24-2020, 01:17 PM   #123
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Used to frequent Japan & China for work. I've never turned down a single dish...including half the crap I couldn't identify
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:29 PM   #124
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Used to frequent Japan & China for work. I've never turned down a single dish...including half the crap I couldn't identify
When I went to Honduras, we stayed at a place that had no menu. We ate whatever the cooks fixed. No choice. Besides the dog and monkey, there is no telling what we had.
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:45 PM   #125
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I was in Japan 10 years ago on a business trip and my hosts insisted I try this not knowing what it was. I said OK, but only if they promised to after me (they did).

Itís sakura or sakuraniku. The sakura means "cherry blossom", niku means "meat" because of its pink color.

A little chewy but OK. Followed by wooden cup fulls of saki.




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What was the meat?
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Old 09-24-2020, 02:07 PM   #126
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What was the meat?
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Old 09-24-2020, 02:10 PM   #127
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I don't eat any nasty stuff. Too much good stuff out there.

About the nastiest stuff I have ever eaten is fried oysters(love them) and frog legs(love them too).

Negative on third world street food.


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Old 09-24-2020, 02:23 PM   #128
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While in Viet Nam. Ordered frog legs. When the meal came, the frog was whole. It was determined the frog was actually a toad.

Mmmm thatís a nice surprise


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Old 09-24-2020, 03:16 PM   #129
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In the mountains of Peru they eat guniea pigs (cuuy). They taste like a greasy skinny chicken.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:23 PM   #130
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1. Pickled lemons, sickest thing ever!!!!
2. Blood sausage
3. Duck Foie Gras - beyond gross
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Old 09-25-2020, 04:18 PM   #131
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Times were different in The Great Depression...




A friend who lived thru it to this day puts a whole chicken in the pot for chicken & dumplings. Head, feet tha...Whole...Chickiní...


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Old 09-25-2020, 04:47 PM   #132
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pan roasted crickets @ Hugo's in Houston.

Sea Urchin, yuck!

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Old 09-25-2020, 04:48 PM   #133
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1. Pickled lemons, sickest thing ever!!!!
2. Blood sausage
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3. Duck Foie Gras - beyond gross
More Foie Gras for me.
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Old 09-25-2020, 05:34 PM   #134
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raw horse liver
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:57 PM   #135
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Shrimp flavored chip from a Vietnamese guy at work. They were nasty.
Same guy wanted me to try some duck blood soup that his wife made but I couldn’t bring myself to try it.
He knew where all the good pho restaurants were.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:43 PM   #136
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pan roasted crickets @ Hugo's in Houston.

Sea Urchin, yuck!

Did an uni shot at a sushi place in Houston. Uni, quail egg, sake, hot sauce. Definitely unique


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Old 09-26-2020, 01:48 PM   #137
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Probably the nastiest stuff I ever was fed at a deer camp was a big ol' pipin' hot bowl of Wolf Brand Chili that somebody put BEANS in it!!
BLASPHEMY ! Should be against the law
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:55 PM   #138
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My grandpa made Souse every year at hog killing time. I used to think that was the best sammich ever till I got older and figured out what it was made from. Hog brains and hog blood with meat off the boiled hog jaws. Looked like a jellied fruit cake on the platter. I hear you can still buy Souse in some stores.
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Old 09-26-2020, 02:01 PM   #139
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Harvin-So...6-Oz/147332961

check out the ingredients
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Old 09-26-2020, 02:07 PM   #140
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My grandpa made Souse every year at hog killing time. I used to think that was the best sammich ever till I got older and figured out what it was made from. Hog brains and hog blood with meat off the boiled hog jaws. Looked like a jellied fruit cake on the platter. I hear you can still buy Souse in some stores.
Yup... remember selling it at a grocery store to folks... head cheese is what they called it.
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Old 09-26-2020, 02:10 PM   #141
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Some of the stuff y'all are calling weird were everyday meals at our house growing up... Scrambled eggs n hog brains, squirrel head dumplings (those were the best!!), fried deer heart, and some folks ate deer and hog liver, but I just do not like liver... When I was a kid we fried just about anything/everything you could think of... If it was fried, it wasn't weird as long as it made good gravy!
I'd eat liver any day of the week before I eat brains. But I like liver.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:33 PM   #142
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Definitely Sea Squirt:
About 20 years ago I was fresh out of culinary school & working as a Chef at a fairly high end Japanese restaurant. I was the only round eye in the kitchen, all the other chefs were from Korea & Japan. We would get fresh shipments of huge fish (tuna, salmon, etc) every few days, it was amazing to watch and help them break it all down & definitely learned a lot there.
Anyways, one time they ordered in "sea squirt". The head chef, Jun Sun, was the only one that spoke halfway decent engrish & told me that they were all excited because it is considered a delicatessen in their countries and not always available fresh, especially in the States. He also said that they are an aphrodisiac by saying they will give you "big power", while making a gesture with his arm that left no doubt what he was referring to lol. Needless to say, this early twenty year old kid was intrigued.
The day it arrived everyone was rushing to get prep done before dinner service started so that we had a little bit of time to eat some of these. Once finished, they all crowded around and were absolutely throwing these things down dipped in Gochujang, a fermented red chili paste that I personally think is delicious.
When I came around the corner they called me over there to try some & it was suddenly all eyes on the round eye guy while I tried it. It has been over twenty years, so visual memory isn't the best, but I will NEVER EVER EVER forget the taste lol.
I remember them being similar to a snail in roundish shape but no shell, gray bluish color, with a darker spot in the center. They did not look appealing at all, but being a hardcore foodie, curious & a cocky early twenties fresh out of school with my fellow co workers all looking on, I wasn't about to not eat it. So I grabbed one, dipped it in the Gochujang, popped the whole thing in my mouth like they had been doing & started chewing.
I remember it being slightly tough in texture but had decent flavor, when I started chewing it all went downhill from there. About the second chew it popped in my mouth, releasing the most absolute vile fluid I have ever tasted to this day & these were fairly large so there was a ton of it. If I had to compare it to something, I would guess it tasted like vile rancid sea water with a million fish turds in it. I instantly gagged causing an eruption of hysterical laughter while they continued gulping them down; not to be outdone I did not spit it out and reluctantly gulped it down with a hard swallow. That was definitely both the weirdest & nastiest thing I have ever eaten, and ever hope to eat. Anyone else ever tried these nasty little suckers?

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I had to look em up , does sound very nasty
ď When served raw, they have a chewy texture and peculiar flavor likened to "rubber dipped in ammonia"[22] which has been attributed to (E,E)-2,4-decadien-1-ol. ĒĒ

I will skip them if I ever encounter them
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:43 PM   #143
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Home made souse isnít bad , my grandpa owned a meat market
And when hogs where butchered they sold souse
ďĒ Souse is traditionally made from a whole boiled hog's head, but it can come from pigs' ears, knuckles and feet (aka trotters), which yield enough natural gelatin to hold the mass together. ĒĒ

That Wal-Mart stuff looks gross

I still make scrapple to eat for snacks and breakfast
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:02 PM   #144
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If it smells funny, I ainít eating it. Sorry.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:25 PM   #145
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"Oddest Food You’ve Eaten"
Anything my X-wife use to cook. Heck half the time i had to ask her what it was.
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