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2017-10-20 09:59:34 PM  
List kinda fails without...

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2017-10-20 10:08:02 PM  
Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts
 
2017-10-20 10:14:47 PM  
That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.
 
2017-10-20 10:26:06 PM  
Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.
 
2017-10-20 10:27:49 PM  

chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.


So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.
 
2017-10-20 10:28:27 PM  
Mimolette is delicious.
 
2017-10-20 10:36:46 PM  

CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts


Oh, man I miss those so much. Made them at home but it stunk up my little apartment too much. But when I was in Nigeria, it was a common lunch food. Vendors come to your workplace, carrying a tray of hot ones on their head. An empty tin can is the measure...and if said vendor doesn't give you an overflowing canful plus a few extras, the local custom is you get to chew them out until you get another half-scoop or so.

And while the grilled antelope "bush meat" was delicious, I couldn't bring myself to try the 5" land snails.

/Mmm groundnut
 
2017-10-20 10:45:15 PM  

seelorq: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

Oh, man I miss those so much. Made them at home but it stunk up my little apartment too much. But when I was in Nigeria, it was a common lunch food. Vendors come to your workplace, carrying a tray of hot ones on their head. An empty tin can is the measure...and if said vendor doesn't give you an overflowing canful plus a few extras, the local custom is you get to chew them out until you get another half-scoop or so.

And while the grilled antelope "bush meat" was delicious, I couldn't bring myself to try the 5" land snails.

/Mmm groundnut


...Are you talking about rocky mountain oysters or boiled peanuts?
 
2017-10-20 10:48:35 PM  
I don't think cows have testicles.  It's kind of how one differentiates them from, say, a bull.  But who am I to assume how a bovine defines their personal gender?
 
2017-10-20 10:49:24 PM  

SirSigsegV: seelorq: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

Oh, man I miss those so much. Made them at home but it stunk up my little apartment too much. But when I was in Nigeria, it was a common lunch food. Vendors come to your workplace, carrying a tray of hot ones on their head. An empty tin can is the measure...and if said vendor doesn't give you an overflowing canful plus a few extras, the local custom is you get to chew them out until you get another half-scoop or so.

And while the grilled antelope "bush meat" was delicious, I couldn't bring myself to try the 5" land snails.

/Mmm groundnut

...Are you talking about rocky mountain oysters or boiled peanuts?


I love boiled peanuts.
 
2017-10-20 10:52:00 PM  

Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.


The list sort of fails again without mention of chapulines--grasshoppers--or escamol--ant larva. Or chicatanas--ants fried and mashed with chili and lime and garlic. Or Ahuatle--water fly larvae--or Aztec caviar. Or Libélulas--dragonfly larvae. Again, often with chili and lime. Or just dried. Mexico eats a LOT of bugs and beetles though. And most of that goes back to before the Spaniards got a hold of their cultures.
 
2017-10-20 10:55:16 PM  
And list missed that fish thing the Japanese and Norwegians do, where they bury a dead fish on the beach and let it rot/ ferment for a month, dig it up, and eat it.   Notto very good at all.
 
2017-10-20 10:57:26 PM  

SirSigsegV: seelorq: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

Oh, man I miss those so much. Made them at home but it stunk up my little apartment too much. But when I was in Nigeria, it was a common lunch food. Vendors come to your workplace, carrying a tray of hot ones on their head. An empty tin can is the measure...and if said vendor doesn't give you an overflowing canful plus a few extras, the local custom is you get to chew them out until you get another half-scoop or so.

And while the grilled antelope "bush meat" was delicious, I couldn't bring myself to try the 5" land snails.

/Mmm groundnut

...Are you talking about rocky mountain oysters or boiled peanuts?


OK...I laughed.
 
2017-10-20 10:57:43 PM  
Let's talk about stinky tofu.  Basically rotten tofu that is deep fat fried.
 
2017-10-20 11:04:54 PM  

Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.


You should try this Herbie555 if you like Huitlacoche
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/200​8​0808.html
Smutto
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2017-10-20 11:07:09 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.

So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.


You shouldn't eat Ethiopians. They are people to.
 
2017-10-20 11:11:31 PM  

chawco: itcamefromschenectady: chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.

So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.

You shouldn't eat Ethiopians. They are people to.


Not enough meat on the bones, mostly gristle
 
2017-10-20 11:34:57 PM  
Smoking tends to cut through the gristle, FYI.

It also causes cancer.

So choose for your lifestyle.
 
2017-10-21 12:03:28 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.

So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.


The local Ethiopian restaurant turned me on to berbere spice. It's so good! I use it on everything.
 
2017-10-21 12:08:39 AM  
"side effects can include everything from a queasy stomach to death for the metabolically sensitive"

How about nope.
 
2017-10-21 12:11:40 AM  

Vampire Lake: itcamefromschenectady: chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.

So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.

The local Ethiopian restaurant turned me on to berbere spice. It's so good! I use it on everything.


Ah yes berbere.  A sauce created to mask the flavor of rotting food.
 
2017-10-21 12:22:34 AM  
One of those things was not like the others.
 
2017-10-21 01:09:13 AM  

seelorq: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

Oh, man I miss those so much. Made them at home but it stunk up my little apartment too much. But when I was in Nigeria, it was a common lunch food. Vendors come to your workplace, carrying a tray of hot ones on their head. An empty tin can is the measure...and if said vendor doesn't give you an overflowing canful plus a few extras, the local custom is you get to chew them out until you get another half-scoop or so.

And while the grilled antelope "bush meat" was delicious, I couldn't bring myself to try the 5" land snails.

/Mmm groundnut


Is bush meat kind of the opposite of testicles?
 
2017-10-21 01:10:50 AM  
...cow testicles...

*facepalm*

For a moment there, I assumed I was reading some lowbrow tabloid site like Metro or the Daily Mail rather than the BBC.
 
2017-10-21 01:16:23 AM  
How can they list mite-infested cheese and not the one with live maggots?

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Bonus: When disturbed, the larvae can launch themselves for distances up to 15 cm (6 in).
 
2017-10-21 01:24:57 AM  
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2017-10-21 01:46:49 AM  

gerbilpox: How can they list mite-infested cheese and not the one with live maggots?

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Bonus: When disturbed, the larvae can launch themselves for distances up to 15 cm (6 in).


okay, what the fugg?? what in the hell eat something you know is going to make you sick and has maggots in it?

people are gross. that's all. just farking gross.
 
2017-10-21 03:34:54 AM  

Ashelth: Ah yes berbere.  A sauce created to mask the flavor of rotting food.


It's not a sauce.
 
2017-10-21 04:47:33 AM  
Well, there goes my appetite for the day(month...decade.....).
 
2017-10-21 05:55:14 AM  

hubiestubert: Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.

The list sort of fails again without mention of chapulines--grasshoppers--or escamol--ant larva. Or chicatanas--ants fried and mashed with chili and lime and garlic. Or Ahuatle--water fly larvae--or Aztec caviar. Or Libélulas--dragonfly larvae. Again, often with chili and lime. Or just dried. Mexico eats a LOT of bugs and beetles though. And most of that goes back to before the Spaniards got a hold of their cultures.


Chicatanas sound tasty.  I think I'm allergic to the shells of grasshoppers.
 
2017-10-21 08:08:53 AM  
People are weird.
 
2017-10-21 08:12:02 AM  
"For us, it is way popular to eat grains (like black beans, lentils, you name it) ...

Bloody idiots.
 
2017-10-21 08:42:27 AM  

CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts


The most disgusting peanut-American behavior I know of is drinking the top 2" off your Pepsi and then dumping a pack of salted peanuts into it. For some reason, this is never done with Coke.
It's nasty.
 
2017-10-21 08:47:22 AM  
Went to the Philippines several times, courtesy of the US Navy, and I could never get drunk enough to ever wan to try Balut.  I knew some guys who dared to eat it.  One said the juice tasted like chicken soup with a crunchy center.
 
2017-10-21 08:58:57 AM  

solobarik: chawco: itcamefromschenectady: chawco: That article describes Venezuelian food, but I have been led to believe Venezuelians are no longer permitted to eat.

So? People have starved in Ethiopia, but nevertheless they have a cuisine with tasty food and if you live in a cosmopolitan area, you can try a restaurant that serves it.

You shouldn't eat Ethiopians. They are people to.

Not enough meat on the bones, mostly gristle


As the joke goes; Have you had Ethiopian food? Neither have they.

I think we're about two years from making the same about Venezuela.
 
2017-10-21 09:13:21 AM  

hubiestubert: Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.

The list sort of fails again without mention of chapulines--grasshoppers--or escamol--ant larva. Or chicatanas--ants fried and mashed with chili and lime and garlic. Or Ahuatle--water fly larvae--or Aztec caviar. Or Libélulas--dragonfly larvae. Again, often with chili and lime. Or just dried. Mexico eats a LOT of bugs and beetles though. And most of that goes back to before the Spaniards got a hold of their cultures.


I've had crickets before. They're not too bad. Then again, they were finely ground and mixed with hot peppers and Mexican chocolate, so that might explain a lot.
 
2017-10-21 09:17:36 AM  

Any Pie Left: And list missed that fish thing the Japanese and Norwegians do, where they bury a dead fish on the beach and let it rot/ ferment for a month, dig it up, and eat it.   Notto very good at all.


Hakarl is a Greenland shark buried in the ground for SIX months in order for it to become safe to eat, as in, not kill you. The flesh of Greenland sharks contain high amounts of urea and other toxic chemicals that can cause kidney failure and possibly death.
Surstromming and the Japanese fish allowed to ferment in rice (don't remember the name), seem tame compared to hakarl.
 
2017-10-21 09:19:31 AM  

gerbilpox: How can they list mite-infested cheese and not the one with live maggots?

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Bonus: When disturbed, the larvae can launch themselves for distances up to 15 cm (6 in).


And if you don't chew then up thoroughly, they can survive the stomach acids and end up in your intestines, where they proceed to latch onto the intestinal walls and start chewing on you.
 
2017-10-21 09:31:19 AM  

jso2897: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

The most disgusting peanut-American behavior I know of is drinking the top 2" off your Pepsi and then dumping a pack of salted peanuts into it. For some reason, this is never done with Coke.
It's nasty.


Um, it's always dome with coke, never Pepsi. You must be from Michigan.
 
2017-10-21 09:31:27 AM  
The false morels the article mentions...
The main toxic chemical is gyromitrin, a volitile water soluble hydrazine compound that damages the liver and the central nervous system. 20 to 40% of the deaths that occur are due to liver failure. The water the mushrooms are boiled in is poisonous; the steam that comes from the pot can irritate the lungs.
Hydrazine, by the way, is a common component of rocket fuel.
 
2017-10-21 09:35:21 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: [www.thesneeze.com image 300x342]


We had some sweetcorn in the garden that got infested by this.  "Earthy mushroom" taste pretty much describes it.

/probably much better in actual Mexican food...
 
2017-10-21 09:37:18 AM  
Has the BBC ever eaten East Asian food, like Japanese, Korean, or Chinese? Sweetened bean paste is a component of desserts there.
And don't act so shocked at sweetened beans. I've read some descriptions of crap Chinese food in the UK, and there's enough sugar in them to give the lemon chicken and sesame chicken farking diabetes.
 
2017-10-21 10:20:30 AM  

eyeq360: Has the BBC ever eaten East Asian food, like Japanese, Korean, or Chinese? Sweetened bean paste is a component of desserts there.
And don't act so shocked at sweetened beans. I've read some descriptions of crap Chinese food in the UK, and there's enough sugar in them to give the lemon chicken and sesame chicken farking diabetes.


Apparently, they haven't encountered Soul Food either, because I WILL stab a motherf*cker for that last slice of bean pie...
 
2017-10-21 10:37:14 AM  

hubiestubert: Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.

The list sort of fails again without mention of chapulines--grasshoppers--or escamol--ant larva. Or chicatanas--ants fried and mashed with chili and lime and garlic. Or Ahuatle--water fly larvae--or Aztec caviar. Or Libélulas--dragonfly larvae. Again, often with chili and lime. Or just dried. Mexico eats a LOT of bugs and beetles though. And most of that goes back to before the Spaniards got a hold of their cultures.


Chili and lime are more necessary for Mexicans than air and water. If you don't watch out, they will eat YOU with chili and lime... and they will rise and wipe out whoever stands between them and their limes. Mama bears ain't got a chance.
 
2017-10-21 11:04:42 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: hubiestubert: Herbie555: Huitlacoche is very tasty.

It's hard to get stateside, but here in San Diego, you occasionally see it on menus.

The list sort of fails again without mention of chapulines--grasshoppers--or escamol--ant larva. Or chicatanas--ants fried and mashed with chili and lime and garlic. Or Ahuatle--water fly larvae--or Aztec caviar. Or Libélulas--dragonfly larvae. Again, often with chili and lime. Or just dried. Mexico eats a LOT of bugs and beetles though. And most of that goes back to before the Spaniards got a hold of their cultures.

Chili and lime are more necessary for Mexicans than air and water. If you don't watch out, they will eat YOU with chili and lime... and they will rise and wipe out whoever stands between them and their limes. Mama bears ain't got a chance.


In fairness, chili and lime turn grasshoppers from being sort of crunchy and blah into something that you MUST FINISH ALL OF THE BASTICHES! Chili and lime are the 13th Gottverdammt step. Together, they take raw tuna from tasty into ZOMIGOD WE MUST KILL ALL THE TUNAS AND PUT THEM IN MAH BELLY!
 
2017-10-21 11:48:02 AM  

Unikitty: jso2897: CipollinaFan: Out of that list, I have only tried Rocky Mountain Oysters and those just tasted like random fried food to dip in sauce. Now if you want to get super weird with local American dishes, let's talk about boiled peanuts.


/Mmmm boiled peanuts

The most disgusting peanut-American behavior I know of is drinking the top 2" off your Pepsi and then dumping a pack of salted peanuts into it. For some reason, this is never done with Coke.
It's nasty.

Um, it's always dome with coke, never Pepsi. You must be from Michigan.


Dr Pepper in Texas.
 
2017-10-21 12:41:38 PM  
Andrew Zimmern enjoys cheese MAGGOTS
Youtube fN4RkIyApII
 
2017-10-21 12:42:11 PM  
Marmite with brown rice and butter (10g marmite to a bowl of brown rice with 15g butter) is tasty, with lots of B vitamins.
 
2017-10-21 12:46:02 PM  

eyeq360: Any Pie Left: And list missed that fish thing the Japanese and Norwegians do, where they bury a dead fish on the beach and let it rot/ ferment for a month, dig it up, and eat it.   Notto very good at all.

Hakarl is a Greenland shark buried in the ground for SIX months in order for it to become safe to eat, as in, not kill you. The flesh of Greenland sharks contain high amounts of urea and other toxic chemicals that can cause kidney failure and possibly death.
Surstromming and the Japanese fish allowed to ferment in rice (don't remember the name), seem tame compared to hakarl.


You'd certainly think so, wouldn't you? Someone tried both for comparison, and, believe it or not, concluded that Surströmming was worse.

There is no reason for people to feel they need to eat Surströmming at all, ever, for any reason. If I had to chose between eating Hákarl every day of my life or eating Surströmming one more time, I would still go with the daily shark. It was horrible in so many more ways that Hákarl wasn't. I walked away from the shark dish in November feeling like I'd touched the edge of the Universe, but in reality, I hadn't come even close.
 
2017-10-21 12:48:41 PM  

eyeq360: Has the BBC ever eaten East Asian food, like Japanese, Korean, or Chinese? Sweetened bean paste is a component of desserts there.
And don't act so shocked at sweetened beans. I've read some descriptions of crap Chinese food in the UK, and there's enough sugar in them to give the lemon chicken and sesame chicken farking diabetes.


Natto is fermented soybeans with mustard. It apparently the only Japanese food I don't enjoy.

When my Japanese in-laws heard this, they said that I must not have had really good, traditional natto. The rest of my visit turned into a Japanese parody of "Green Eggs and Ham," featuring natto.

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Would you? Could you? In a tub?
 
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