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  1. #21  
    I spent 2 months in Taiwan on business. I dined on dog and sea slugs in brown sauce...mmmmm.
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    Aren't they protected?
    Yes. By quite a few federal statutes. But what happened was an accident and I felt that leaving the bird laying there in the road only to be run over by more cars was going to be even more disrespectful than eating it. Besides - it broke my grill!

    Technically I can't have a feather from that bird in my posession. Nor can you have a bluebird, robin, or even seagull feather. However you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a conservation officer in NY willing to enforce those laws to the fullest extent. The reason for that is so that when a poacher is caught they can be really hit hard. My understanding is that most people would be told to get rid of any feathers from a protected bird (all but rock dove, starling, and 1 other that I can't remember right now). In my case I was willing to risk the fines for eating roadkill rather than go hungry.

    I think that if people had to eat the animals that they ran over in their vehicles then you'd have a lot fewer dogs, cats, squirrels, and frogs fatally wounded by cars. Then again, in my area, you'd have a lot of cars injured in the "taking" of deer.
  3. #23  
    Live monkey brains!

    The story goes "The monkey is strapped beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole. The diners usually deliver the fatal blow with hammers, the skull is sawed off, and the brains are scooped out with spoons." It's probably just a legend though...
    Hmmm... I think I saw that on Faces of Death.

    I don't think that I have ever eaten anything that could be considered weird, but about a month ago I did eat gum that was 12 years old. Explanation: My husband is a sports card collector and he got some old wax packs for Christmas. I wasn't paying attention to what he was doing and he came into the kitchen and asked if I wanted some gum. I, like a dummy, took it and stuck it in my mouth and chewed it. I almost BARFED. I don't think I can ever think if anything that tasted so horrible. Even though he almost lost his manhood, he thought it was pretty comical.
  4. #24  
    Originally posted by zieak


    Yes. By quite a few federal statutes. But what happened was an accident and I felt that leaving the bird laying there in the road only to be run over by more cars was going to be even more disrespectful than eating it. Besides - it broke my grill!

    Technically I can't have a feather from that bird in my posession. Nor can you have a bluebird, robin, or even seagull feather. However you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a conservation officer in NY willing to enforce those laws to the fullest extent. The reason for that is so that when a poacher is caught they can be really hit hard. My understanding is that most people would be told to get rid of any feathers from a protected bird (all but rock dove, starling, and 1 other that I can't remember right now). In my case I was willing to risk the fines for eating roadkill rather than go hungry.
    IIRC the main one is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Although birds are one of my passions, I don't begrudge you eating a bird (even a Sharpie) that you accidentally killed.
    Mike
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  5. #25  
    One of the courses was 'sweetbread' which turned out te be calf/lamb brains too....
    Just a minor correction to this, but sweetbreads (BTW one of my favorite dishes) [ in French - ris de veau ] are the pancreas (sp) from veal not any type of brains.

    Probably the most different thing I've ever eaten is fugu or blowfish when I was in Japan. The toxin is fatal even in small amounts and at the time there were only about 15 chefs licensed in all of Japan who could serve it. They try to leave just enough of the toxin, a neuro-toxin, to give you a buzz but not enough to kill you. It was delicious though. Completely illegal here in the US unless it has been frozen which kills the toxin.
    Jonathan
  6. #26  
    Originally posted by jhappel


    Just a minor correction to this, but sweetbreads (BTW one of my favorite dishes) [ in French - ris de veau ] are the pancreas (sp) from veal not any type of brains.
    Thanx for the correction... It looked like brain to me though...
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  7. #27  
    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas


    True story: I ordered my meal of whalesteak in Iceland (which several members of our entourage passed up on moral grounds); about halfway through the meal an earthquake (my first) measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked downtown Reykjavík. Assuming that quakes were common in Iceland we asked the waiter how it compared to others he may have experienced. He said it was the first he had ever felt. The next day the newspapers confirmed it as the strongest on record in Iceland.

    And I slipped yet another rung into hell.
    Hey you might have run into my parents... they were in Iceland during that Quake too..
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  8. #28  
    Not on purpose: unidentified bug at 60 mph. (I almost threw up, but thought that would taste worse)

    On purpose: live lizard (during a joint Service field exercise) or the "worm" (many times).
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  9. #29  
    I haven't eaten anything particularly "weird" (although my husband cringes when I put home grown tomatoes on my grits) but I have enjoyed this thread.

    Keefer, how do you do it?
  10. #30  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    ...Keefer, how do you do it?
    I think Keefer wins the prize for the most number of Off Topic questions. I guess he only uses VC and not any other discussion groups?
  11.    #31  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon

    Keefer, how do you do it?
    I am sure that ernieb could tabulate a long list of my off topic strings that have crashed and burned. Fortunately no one here holds them against me.

    I like this place. Its very pleasant. Rabbid flamers get shown the door, inappropriate rudeness is uncommon, yet so many have established well rounded online personas. Rare. I am not much for "chatting" so this type of discussion format suits me well. Now only if I could post to the group via Avantgo!
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    Since this topic has been brought back again, I figure I should finally submit my weirdest list:

    Freshly removed raw goat kidney: masai delicacy
    Chitlin's (goat innards): Kikuyu delicacy
    live termites(flying and terrestrial): lizard delicacy
    roasted termites: kenyan delicacy
    a few others including bugs swallowed while on bicycles and motorcycles (termites mentioned above not included in these scenarios)

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  13. #33  
    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas
    I like this place.
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  14. #34  
    Originally posted by Burns
    Chitlin's (goat innards): Kikuyu delicacy
    I don't know about Kikuyu, but here in South Carolina:

    "Chitlin's, a contraction of the word "chitterlings" are pig intestines, and the people of Salley fry them by the ton during the celebration which is held on Saturday following Thanksgiving"

    Check out the Chitlin' Strut's web page here . In South Carolina, every small town has some festival (Irmo has the Okra Festival; Batesburg-Leesville has the Poultry Festival; Springfield is the Home of the Governor's Frog Jump; et cetera, ad infinitum). The Chitlin Strut just happens to be the grossest.
  15. #35  
    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas
    Which got me to thinking, what is the wierdest thing you have ever eaten?
    Camel.. well actually.. just the toe...


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  16. #36  
    When I was a kid, I use to have to make the grossest sandwiches for my Dad. It still makes me gag today when I think about it.

    It isn't very exotic but his favorite sandwich was peanut butter and mayonaise - about a half-inch thick layer of each on white bread. Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen! YUCK!
  17.    #37  
    Originally posted by wavygirl
    ...his favorite sandwich was peanut butter and mayonaise - about a half-inch thick layer of each on white bread. Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen! YUCK!
    I remember reading an article about one of Elvis's favorite treats called "Fools Gold Loaf". It involved a loaf of french bread sliced lengthway and slathered in peanut butter...slits were then cut across the top of the loaf, and filled with bacon...the crust was then brushed with bacon fat and the whole concoction was baked.

    Apparently the "late" (and I emphasize late) King would have these made by his favorite restaurant in Memphis and flown around the world to whereever he was performing.

    Man, he really knew how to live.
  18. #38  
    I don't indulge in too many exotic dishes, but if anyone here watches The Travel Channel you may have seen this.

    The "Lonely Planet" TV show had a special episode called the world food guide or something like that where they compiled the strangest delicacies form various episodes, such as:

    sheep's eyeballs
    live ants
    pig uterus
    whale
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  19. #39  
    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas


    Man, he really knew how to live.
    How did he know how to live when crap like that was what killed him...!

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  20.    #40  
    Originally posted by javadisciple


    ..was what killed him...!

    I never actually said he was dead.
    Last edited by Keefer Lucas; 03/19/2002 at 07:55 PM.
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