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(AFP)   The latest trend among innovative chefs is "back-to-nature cuisine". Instead of that cheeseburger, wouldn't you rather have some yummy acorn syrup, root broth or wild bird's eggs?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 61
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-02-16 10:07:04 AM
I would try any of those, and I'm a picky eater.

Acorns -- I like squirrels, squirrels like acorns, so I should like acorns, right? At least after you strip out the defensive chemicals.

Root broth -- Is that anything like root beer, birch beer, or other tree-related food and drink items?

Wild bird eggs -- I have a dream of eating a soufflé made from the eggs of the invasive House Sparrow. Actually I have a dream of exterminating the species from the new world, but act locally and all that.
 
2008-02-16 10:08:18 AM
spotted dick, anyone?
 
2008-02-16 10:10:20 AM
Oh, I absolutely agree with the submitter.

Blueberries and Strawberries are just vile. Fresh Squeezed orange juice is terrible.

A salad of watercress, beets, olive oil, pepper, and salt is something I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy
 
2008-02-16 10:10:33 AM
Eating moss is "back-to-nature" now? What about a big ole roast elk? THAT is nature I can live with.
 
2008-02-16 10:12:17 AM
Nope, give me a farking baconator out at my local haute cuisine restaurant.
 
2008-02-16 10:13:05 AM
I'm all for this eating nature thing, especially if the nature I'm eating had a heartbeat a little while before it hits my plate. Not a fan of eating flowers but cook up the bunny that was munching on them and I can get behind that.
 
2008-02-16 10:14:27 AM
"Want to try our vagitarian cuisine?"

80's porn ftw
 
2008-02-16 10:14:52 AM
Who'd a thunk Euell Gibbons would make a comeback?

waddell.ci.manchester.ct.us

/Cattails, yes they're edible.
 
2008-02-16 10:15:38 AM
Unprocessed food. mmmmmm......
 
2008-02-16 10:16:28 AM
This sounds interesting, but you know that they're probably charging upwards of $50 an entree for their moss and berry concoctions served on rocks.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-02-16 10:16:56 AM
Not a fan of eating flowers

I had fried dandelions when I was a kid. I didn't really care for them.
 
2008-02-16 10:19:57 AM
yes please!

Love that kinda food. Made acorn flour one year, then tapped a couple maple trees to make syrup. Actually have a maple brown ale with that syrup fermenting right now.

I also don't buy meat from the store, eat venison, pheasants, squirrels and fish that I hunt/catch. Its the way to live!
 
2008-02-16 10:21:11 AM
D3_WR: Love that kinda food. Made acorn flour one year, then tapped a couple maple trees to make syrup. Actually have a maple brown ale with that syrup fermenting right now.

I also don't buy meat from the store, eat venison, pheasants, squirrels and fish that I hunt/catch. Its the way to live!


I want to eat at this guy's house.
 
2008-02-16 10:21:21 AM
While I'm sure it's great to not eat something foraged from Wal-Mart and doused in High Fructose Corn Syrup, I'm not eating moss.

Sucks living in BFE, Indiana, where your really have no other options than Wal-mart or other types of stores like it...
 
2008-02-16 10:22:01 AM
i72.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-16 10:22:45 AM
I've actually had pancakes made from acorn flour. They were pretty good. However, it takes forever to gather and process the acorns. Bisquick is so much easier.
 
2008-02-16 10:23:14 AM
Also, anybody tried Daylily tubers or flower buds? They're pretty good. Also violets, dandelion leaves (when they're young), wild onions... you can actually make a pretty decent wild salad just from your backyard
 
2008-02-16 10:25:54 AM
This is food:

www.eastcountylive.com

This is what food eats:

www.brown.edu

Any questions?
 
2008-02-16 10:26:46 AM
"He picks snowdrops and small primroses,"

Is that gay slang?
 
2008-02-16 10:27:35 AM
Oh yes ill have wild Boar cooked in the ground covered with Yucca, potatoes and vegys ANYTIME!

Too bad non processed food is muoy expensive. I guess the less food you actually have in a item the cheaper it is....

High frutose Corn surup should be banned the heck with Trans Fat!
 
2008-02-16 10:29:12 AM
I've had fried dandelion sandwiches a couple times, they're pretty good.

Then I realized I was paying $5 for sometihng I could pick in any random field/backyard and never bought one again.

Should learn the recipe...
 
2008-02-16 10:30:52 AM
silly KellyLockhart, food these days eats corn, not what it is biologcally designed to eat
 
2008-02-16 10:30:58 AM
Hey everybody, instead of that cheeseburger, wouldn't you rather have some yummy acorn syrup, root broth or wild bird's eggs?

Yes. Next question?
 
2008-02-16 10:32:50 AM
Food has become like one of those farking fashion shows where the clothes look like some futurists moronic idea of what we'll be wearing in 200 years - looks silly and has no functionality whatsoever; made out of space-age materials with no pockets and impossible to take a piss.

Knuckle-sized fillet of alleged sea bass with pureed equatorial artichoke hearts and shaved truffle sauce stacked on a circular bed of wild raspberry and saffrom rice garnished with larks vomit and stewed ocelot testicles...

Gimme the cheeseburger.

/wok with Yan
//cuh dah vegetaber, puh in wok...cuh da pok, puh in wok...sta fry pok!!
 
2008-02-16 10:34:03 AM
While I applaud the spirit of what they're doing, I have to give KellyLockhart a THIS.

/so torn
 
2008-02-16 10:37:16 AM
Why wouldn't you want to know the sources of what you are eating?

/high fructose corn syrup, ftl
 
2008-02-16 10:41:40 AM
tatum: ....larks vomit and stewed ocelot testicles

If I were drinking milk, that would have made me pee myself.
 
2008-02-16 10:41:45 AM
D3_WR: yes please!

Love that kinda food. Made acorn flour one year, then tapped a couple maple trees to make syrup. Actually have a maple brown ale with that syrup fermenting right now.

I also don't buy meat from the store, eat venison, pheasants, squirrels and fish that I hunt/catch. Its the way to live!


More power to you, but if 30+ million Californians all started hunting, fishing, and foraging, we would slaughter what little of our wildlife remains and destroy our wild lands. We would also need armored cars to survive the 5% who are idiots and would shoot at anything that moves.
 
2008-02-16 10:46:19 AM
Can I get both?

Supersized?

To go.

Yeah, and some extra sauce on the side.

coolthanxbye!
 
2008-02-16 10:47:59 AM
Why eat a bird's eggs when you can slurp down its spit?

/awesome
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-02-16 10:55:33 AM
I've had fried dandelion sandwiches a couple times, they're pretty good.

Then I realized I was paying $5 for sometihng I could pick in any random field/backyard and never bought one again.


The dandelions I ate as a kid came from our backyard.
 
2008-02-16 11:03:27 AM
Natural food is great and all, but with those concoctions, you just KNOW this is a gimmick. These kind of chefs are like the fashion elites of food - it's 'all the rage,' but who the fark is wearing it?
 
2008-02-16 11:04:51 AM
Woops, Tatum beat me to it, and much more eloquently at that. Here's a this for you
 
2008-02-16 11:06:19 AM
I work in the produce industry, so I'm getting a kick out of this story!

It's funny, but rich people will eat ANYTHING as long as you tell them "it's gourmet" and charge them an arm and a leg for it!

Some of these things I have heard about and even seen, but would be very hesitant to try myself...
 
2008-02-16 11:11:15 AM
tatum:

/wok with Yan
//cuh dah vegetaber, puh in wok...cuh da pok, puh in wok...sta fry pok!!



Dude, you left out "nice and golden brown!" You can't go through a single episode without Yan saying "Nice and Golden Brown at least ten times.

/One of these days, I'm going to put a Martin Yan drinking game up on the internet.
//That man does some pretty badass shiat with that cleaver of his
//He'd kick all sorts of ass on Iron Chef.
 
2008-02-16 11:13:06 AM
biggoodie111: I work in the produce industry, so I'm getting a kick out of this story!

It's funny, but rich people will eat ANYTHING as long as you tell them "it's gourmet" and charge them an arm and a leg for it!

Some of these things I have heard about and even seen, but would be very hesitant to try myself...


I've had gourmet foods from time to time. Usually they are vastly overrated and stupidly expensive. Their main selling point is rarity. Give me a homemade beef stew any day over most gourmet items.
 
2008-02-16 11:24:33 AM
img292.imageshack.us approves.

/Someone on Fark's gotta know who he is
 
2008-02-16 11:28:37 AM
I hate when people are "different" purely for the sake of being different.

"All the plebeian chefs are cooking standard food, but me, being the special and unique creative butterfly that I am, am going to cook Tasmanian tree lichens simmered in crushed snail shells to show the world that I'm not like everyone else"
 
2008-02-16 11:31:33 AM
Not just no, but HELL NO!
 
2008-02-16 11:33:36 AM
JonathanChance: Dude, you left out "nice and golden brown!" You can't go through a single episode without Yan saying "Nice and Golden Brown at least ten times.
//That man does some pretty badass shiat with that cleaver of his
//He'd kick all sorts of ass on Iron Chef.


I was gonna go back and FTFM my post...FLY rice.
And so, presume you mean, "Nice an' gordon blown."
Yeah, Yan's a mean cleaver mother but he'd get slaughtered on Iron Chef. The only thing he does is STA FLY...cuh da vegertaber, puh in wok...cuh da (beef/pok/chicken/meat), puh in wok...STA FLY POK!"
 
2008-02-16 11:36:22 AM
Haha! Let's have less and less food until we're all just eating sweet blue meat-mush!
 
2008-02-16 11:36:53 AM
Yeah this would be cool and all if you were camping or something.

But what the hell does he mean "And from country streams, he gathers stones and draws their water." ?! Sounds like a lot more work than I'm interested in!

A big con I see in this is by using wild eggs you'd kill off wild species. If it becomes popular all the wild resources would be exhausted.
 
2008-02-16 11:56:12 AM
loabn: D3_WR: Love that kinda food. Made acorn flour one year, then tapped a couple maple trees to make syrup. Actually have a maple brown ale with that syrup fermenting right now.

I also don't buy meat from the store, eat venison, pheasants, squirrels and fish that I hunt/catch. Its the way to live!

I want to eat at this guy's house.


I'm sure that he actually lives in a hollowed out oak tree with a falcon to hunt for him, and a busybody naturalist who provides the occasional thought-provoking comment.

Of course that was many years ago, now he's just yelling atthe squirrels to get off his side of the mountain.
 
2008-02-16 11:58:12 AM
With the Euell Gibbons reference already taken I'll have to go with Talking Heads

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
(we got it, we got it)

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
(you got it, you got it)
 
2008-02-16 12:00:07 PM
This is groundbreaking work. We, as a race, need to start looking for other resources to deplete. Frankly, the chinese are way ahead of us in this catagory, but I think we can catch up.
 
2008-02-16 12:01:56 PM
Nuclear Monk: This is groundbreaking work. We, as a race, need to start looking for other resources to deplete. Frankly, the chinese are way ahead of us in this catagory, but I think we can catch up.

Well, with the proliferation of Chinese people in this century, I may have a modest proposal for you.
 
2008-02-16 12:07:44 PM
Watch in 50 years they've have outlawed hamburgers, cheese, pizza, burritos. and we'll all be forced to eat stuff like this for insurance health compliance.
 
2008-02-16 12:16:42 PM
Darkridr: I'm sure that he actually lives in a hollowed out oak tree with a falcon to hunt for him, and a busybody naturalist who provides the occasional thought-provoking comment.

Of course that was many years ago, now he's just yelling atthe squirrels to get off his side of the mountain.


I see what you did there.
 
2008-02-16 12:19:55 PM
KellyLockhart: Any questions?

Just one:

Do you look like this?
web.295.ca

or this
i25.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-16 12:25:51 PM
I'll take the root broth. Extra condiments? Yes, a side of dirt to go with that for extra flavor. KTHX
 
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