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wellbaked Aug 11, 2013 09:43 AM

I really like King Edwards petite sardines, but will not pass up the cheap ones in mustard sauce.

  1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 11, 2013 04:08 PM

    I really like tripe, chitlins', hog maws, headcheese, tendon etc.

    1. suzigirl Aug 11, 2013 04:19 PM

      Pork brains and scrambled eggs. My bf just can't grasp this meal and that's okay, more for me.

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        PontiusPalate Aug 11, 2013 04:22 PM

        I love fermented tofu. It is usually sold by the jar in Asian groceries.

        I'm looking at an unopened jar right now. The label says "Hwang Ryh Shiang Fermented Chili Bean Curd (Chunk) With Sesame Oil."

        Since there are no Asian restaurants in my area which offer this stuff, I like to get a take-out order and spoon it on my rice before adding the food.

        I think it is delicious, but none of my friends think so. However, I had a head start on them, and bonded with it at a very early age, when it was first fed to me when I was a baby.

        PP

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          scunge Aug 11, 2013 04:26 PM

          Morcilla ,cuchifrito ,capocella ,tripe ,whelks /scungilli ,kidneys and heart .There something I know I forgetting. OH YEA poultry butts like from chicken and turkey.

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            Fydeaux Aug 11, 2013 04:52 PM

            Menudo, beef tongue, chicken hearts & gizzards.

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              ricepad Aug 11, 2013 05:18 PM

              Fowl butts and chicken feet. Pig's gums. I really wanna try pork bung, too: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio...

              1. mtlcowgirl Aug 11, 2013 05:28 PM

                Snails in garlic butter. But then, I'm from Quebec and we understand such things.

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                  Big Bad Voodoo Lou Aug 11, 2013 05:32 PM

                  Beef tongue (either Jewish-style or Mexican-style)
                  Pickled herring
                  Canned sardines, anchovies, and smoked oysters
                  Morcilla/blood sausage
                  Chicken hearts
                  Liver (doesn't matter what kind!)

                  Those are some of my favorite things to eat, actually.

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                    PHREDDY Aug 13, 2013 07:13 PM

                    My list exactly!

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                      pinehurst Aug 14, 2013 06:46 AM

                      Yeah, you can lose a lot of folks with the blood sausage (or as Nana called it, Boudin).

                      More for us. Bwah hahahahahaaaaa

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                        KungPaoDumplings Aug 15, 2013 01:44 PM

                        What is Jewish style beef tongue?

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                          Fydeaux Aug 15, 2013 05:32 PM

                          Either pickled or boiled/skinned/sliced/cooked with sliced onions, catsup or BBQ sauce. Delis serve the pickled tongue, moms make the other kind.

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                            KungPaoDumplings Aug 15, 2013 05:39 PM

                            I love pickled everything.

                            The second one almost sounds like beef tongue as a brisket, I'll have try try out my brisket recipe on beef tongue.

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                              Fydeaux Aug 19, 2013 05:58 AM

                              It should work out very nicely. Just dont forget that part about peeling the skin off.

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                                KungPaoDumplings Aug 19, 2013 10:26 AM

                                I absolutely remember that, thanks for the recipe/tip!

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                            Chowrin Sep 5, 2013 06:55 AM

                            How fatty is beef tongue?

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                              Fydeaux Sep 5, 2013 07:40 AM

                              A quick interweb check says 18 grams in a 4 oz serving. I dont know how this compares to other cuts or organs. But between boiling and roasting, what is left is not 'fatty' the way corned beef would [should?] be.

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                              PHREDDY Sep 5, 2013 10:43 AM

                              on a sandwich of two slices of rye bread and some deli mustard

                          3. Chemicalkinetics Aug 11, 2013 08:21 PM

                            A lot, a lot, and a lot.
                            Of course, the typical chicken heart and chicken liver, but I will just name a few others:
                            coagulated pork blood
                            http://cdn.biggestmenu.com/00/00/47/70752eead50a568a_m.jpg

                            pork intestine

                            Nattō (Japanese fermented soybeans).
                            http://veganbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/2008-08-natto-2.jpg

                            Chinese preserved egg
                            http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/ruqaiya/files/2011/05/preserved-eggs.jpg

                            Fermented tofu
                            http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2...

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                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                              Tripeler Aug 11, 2013 09:28 PM

                              Chem,
                              Your final three are among my favorites. Natto, Chinese preserved egss, and fermented tofu.

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                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 11, 2013 09:57 PM

                                :) I regularly eat natto and preserved eggs. Not in large quantity, but I just had preserved eggs & pork congee last night.

                                https://www.google.com/search?um=1&am...

                                As for fermented tofu, I have a bottle in my refrigerator, but I don't eat it very regularly. I probably should start again. :)

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                                  Tripeler Aug 12, 2013 01:52 AM

                                  I used to buy jars of fermented tofu regularly, but not these days because I am concerned about the amount of salt. I know you are only supposed to eat a small amount at a time, but I end up eating several cubes in a sitting. Definitely lots of salt.

                                  However, natto without seasonings has NO salt, so I really help myself to that.

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                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 13, 2013 09:53 PM

                                    Aside from salt, I heard that fermented tofu is not that healthy, but I have absolutely no proof about this. However, natto is greatly advertised as a health product.

                                    I mean, think about it, there are natto supplements and natto facial masks...etc, you will not find a fermented tofu facial mask:

                                    http://www.amazon.com/My-Beauty-Diary-Facial-Mask/dp/B001R654TS

                                    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en...

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                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 18, 2013 11:39 AM

                                      Just bought "Stinky Fermented Tofu" combing Stinky Tofo and Fermented Tofu. I like both, but not sure if I will like this one. Hopefully, I will like it as much. (technically speaking stinky tofu is also fermented, but I mean the fermented bean curd here).

                                       
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                                        Chemicalkinetics Aug 19, 2013 11:03 PM

                                        Ok, I had just opened it. My god. It really smells bad. It smells like someone died or something. I tried my best to eat it, but it was tough. I only took a few small bites with my rice.

                                        Good thing that I bought the regular normal fermented tofu, so I ate my the rest of my rice with the regular one.

                                        Maybe I will give it another try another day....

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                                          mookleknuck Sep 4, 2013 08:02 AM

                                          Spicy dofuru is better than regular (the best always smell terrible) and it's great with your congee/jook/zhou/xifan! But you're only supposed to eat a little bit of it at a time to help you "xia fan" because of its pungency and strong flavors. You're eating it with other cold dishes and a lot of rice, right? It's also used as a seasoning when cooking certain green vegetables.

                                          Cautionary tale: don't mail dofuru jars from overseas to the States. The cubes liquefied and mixed with the sauce and can now only be used as seasoning.

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                                            Chemicalkinetics Sep 4, 2013 05:06 PM

                                            <Spicy dofuru is better than regular>

                                            I like regular.

                                            <the best always smell terrible>

                                            No, this one is really bad. This does not smell anything like any other dofuru. I suggest that you try one if you have not.

                                            <t's also used as a seasoning when cooking certain green vegetables.>

                                            Only certain green vegetables, but I am sure you know what they are, particularly Ipomoea aquatica (or Tung Choi).

                            2. tonyabbo Aug 11, 2013 08:38 PM

                              raw hamburger

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                                Goatjunky Aug 11, 2013 08:48 PM

                                I get a little miffed at the reaction i get when i eat braunschweiger at work. But i guess not enough that it keeps me from doing it. Mind your own plate as my Grandma would say. The things that i eat are pretty tame compared to the above list, but game meat (particularly rabbit), menudo, shrimp with the head on, and blood sausage always get some wide eyed stares. The only thing on that list that ifind unusual is blood sausage

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                                  wellbaked Aug 11, 2013 09:24 PM

                                  Funny, if others would try stuff with their mouth, instead of their eyes they would be amazed what tastes good. And love me some braunschweiger with onion and mustard..

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                                    Goatjunky Aug 11, 2013 09:31 PM

                                    With rye bread and a little onion. yum. Same with pickled herring minus the mustard

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                                    tcamp Sep 18, 2013 07:38 AM

                                    What is objection to braunschweiger at work? Its not as though it stinks up the office. I love a good liverwurst sandwich on toasted sourdough.

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                                    mucho gordo Aug 18, 2013 02:14 PM

                                    Absolutely. I used to make sure my mother seasoned the meat properly before cooking.

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                                    Chatsworth Aug 12, 2013 12:31 AM

                                    Marmite. (Someone had to say it.)

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                                      KungPaoDumplings Aug 15, 2013 01:46 PM

                                      This made me giggle.

                                    2. Chemicalkinetics Aug 12, 2013 01:40 AM

                                      Come to think of it. I will add this big one:

                                      Mayonnaise

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                                        breadwinner Aug 14, 2013 01:26 PM

                                        Hah! Me too.

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                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 15, 2013 02:51 PM

                                          High five.

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                                            Will Owen Aug 15, 2013 04:49 PM

                                            I cannot imagine disliking mayonnaise, and most of the words the mayo-haters use to describe it don't make it sound bad to me at all. Is a puzzlement.

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                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 15, 2013 04:59 PM

                                              <most of the words the mayo-haters use to describe it don't make it sound bad to me at all>

                                              Based on the people who told me about their dislikes of mayo, they hate mayo because of its high fat content. They usually would say "Do you even know what it is made of? It is just fat. Disgusting!" So I am guessing that they find the concept of consuming high fa to be disgusting -- which is fair.

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                                                sandylc Aug 20, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                I love fat. I love butter. I love lard. I love olive oil.

                                                I tolerate mayo under limited circumstances, and it's taken me years to like it that much.

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                                                  khh1138 Sep 4, 2013 10:23 PM

                                                  That's me as well - I'm one of those people who can taste the fat flavour and definitely craves it - the fat on the steak, the fat on corned beef (that most people trim, nope, not me), butter, half-and-half or even cream if I can get it in my coffee. The fatty oil on fresh coffee! That's all good stuff for me. But mayonnaise tuned me off. It wasn't the fat, for sure.

                                                  It turns out, I like homemade, fresh mayonnaise. I'll dip my fries in it all day long. It's the *jarred* stuff I really don't like. There is some difference - I don't know what it is, but it's there, and it squicks me out.

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                                                    sandylc Sep 8, 2013 06:10 PM

                                                    I think it's the low-quality soy oil, slightly rancid, that makes the jarred stuff gross. I'm sure the extraneous ingredients in there don't help, either.

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                                          fara Sep 13, 2013 07:52 PM

                                          Mayo is truly one of the great pleasures of food. Living in Spain, where mayo and is mother the egg reign, I developed a real fondness for it.

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                                            globocity Sep 14, 2013 05:55 PM

                                            I used to detest mayo...until I tried aioli. Can't get enough of it, especially in Spanish food.

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                                          tastesgoodwhatisit Aug 12, 2013 01:41 AM

                                          A Japanese dish I call slimy stuff on rice.

                                          White rice, topped wtih natto, grated Japanese mountain potato (very sticky/slimy), sliced raw okra, tuna sashimi, and a raw egg on top of it all.

                                          I'm also fond of various organ meats/offal, thousand year eggs, stinky tofu, pickled herring, smelly cheeses, whole fish, and all sorts of other things that make people squeamish.

                                          I realized how much I've adapted to local cuisine when I was out for Beijing duck and found my self asking "Does anyone else want the head?"

                                          Oh, and I eat condensed cream of mushroom soup straight out of the can.

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                                            ricepad Aug 12, 2013 11:34 AM

                                            "...condensed cream of mushroom soup straight out of the can."

                                            Do you eat it with a spoon, or do you drink it?

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                                              wellbaked Aug 18, 2013 11:16 PM

                                              Wow! Guess ravioli cold out of the can is nothing to ya.

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                                              joseenatalie Aug 15, 2013 03:26 PM

                                              My goodness! I thought I was the only one with the soup thing!!!! By the way, I use a spoon or even scoop it out with a cracker like a dip!

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                                              Pwmfan Aug 12, 2013 02:10 AM

                                              Tomalley (or as my dining companions refer to it, "that gross green stuff").

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                                                Jerseygirl111 Sep 17, 2013 10:35 PM

                                                I love lobster and while I don't mind the taste of the tomalley, I don't go out of my way to eat it. But I have a question about the coral. When I steam my lobster the coral gets very firm. I have eaten it but the texture was waxy, like a red crayon. Am I overcooking?

                                              2. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 12, 2013 02:06 PM

                                                I'm looking at all these posts and it reminded me of an amusing story: About 8 years ago I was passing through north central Wyoming and stopped at a cafe/diner. I had the standard burger/fry combo plate and the owner stopped at my table and asked me to sign a petition to the USDA to reduce the amount of NZ lamb coming into the US and have us rely on more American raised sheep products. I signed and asked "I don't see any lamb on the menu here?" her reply was "We don't eat the damn things around here, we just want to raise and sell 'em."

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                                                  centralpadiner Aug 12, 2013 02:12 PM

                                                  scrapple

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                                                    equalibra Aug 12, 2013 02:24 PM

                                                    Love fermented tofu. I'm pretty tame otherwise I think. Used to be a vegetarian so even though I believe in nose to tail in theory, I'm pretty unadventurous about offal. Natto seems scary to me, as do preserved eggs.

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                                                      Tripeler Aug 12, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                      If you love fermented tofu, you will have absolutely no problem with natto. In fact, you might really like it.

                                                    2. juliejulez Aug 12, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                      Ditalini pasta mixed with fat free mayonnaise (Has to be fat free), and McCormick's seasoned salt. I guess it's just a very plain version of macaroni salad but it seems to gross people out.

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                                                        Bunson Aug 13, 2013 10:24 AM

                                                        Dried squid, the kind you find in Korean supermarkets where the ingredient is just wild caught squid. Squid jerky, yum!

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                                                          mrbigshotno.1 Aug 13, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                          My wife is addicted to it.

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                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 13, 2013 05:12 PM

                                                            Do people think dried squid as disgusting?

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                                                              Bunson Aug 15, 2013 11:16 AM

                                                              The smell is really off-putting to some people.

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                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 15, 2013 02:50 PM

                                                                I see. I just thought that so many people eat calamari anyway.

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                                                                  wellbaked Aug 18, 2013 11:18 PM

                                                                  Glorified rubber bands !

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                                                                    Bunson Aug 19, 2013 10:16 AM

                                                                    Calamari has a pretty neutral smell/taste. Dried squid is a whole different beast. It's like eating a nice steamed white fish vs eating bonito flakes.

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                                                                bitsubeats Aug 15, 2013 10:06 AM

                                                                Try it with mayo, hands down one of my favorite snacks. You also might like dried cuttlefish.

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                                                                emptybelly Aug 13, 2013 05:41 PM

                                                                Pigs ears, pig feet, sweetbreads, shrimp heads and tails, uni, and Chinese salty fish. I also eat just about everything else that has already been mentioned here.

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                                                                  Goatjunky Aug 13, 2013 09:42 PM

                                                                  This entire thread is fascinating to me. So many people i know do not eat these things or would ever try them. Sorry for them! I come from a home that was not food curious in the least ,but i eat so many of these things or would if i had the chance.

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                                                                    wellbaked Aug 18, 2013 11:26 PM

                                                                    Been watching that chubby bald guy Discovery ?

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                                                                  BuildingMyBento Aug 13, 2013 11:59 PM

                                                                  Bread. A bunch of locals in China I spoke with flat-out mentioned a dislike for "it." combined with my like for dairy and it's no surprise my former students were disgusted. Which reminds me. Every morning someone at that school would place warm milk cartons and yoghurt containers on my desk.

                                                                  Jonathan
                                                                  Http://buildingmybento.com
                                                                  Http://collaterallettuce.com

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                                                                    klyeoh Aug 14, 2013 12:52 AM

                                                                    I've yet to find a *single* item in the posts above which I find gross. Love 'em all!

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                                                                      The Professor Aug 14, 2013 06:43 AM

                                                                      Pretty much the same here...there a few items listed that I wouldn't go out of my way to have, but none that I wouldn't eat.

                                                                    2. pinehurst Aug 14, 2013 06:47 AM

                                                                      Awesome thread.

                                                                      I'd add anchovies, though I bet someone's said it already.

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                                                                        fldhkybnva Aug 14, 2013 09:01 AM

                                                                        I love anchovies. Wish I could just eat them out of the jar without the salt bomb.

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                                                                          pinehurst Aug 14, 2013 09:04 AM

                                                                          YES...sometimes I mash them with cream cheese and just eat 'em that way. I know, I know, I feel shame.

                                                                          OT...new kitty photo!!!

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                                                                            fldhkybnva Aug 14, 2013 09:21 AM

                                                                            Ooh, that's a great idea, or perhaps some ricotta! Thanks, he's growing like weeds.

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                                                                              PHREDDY Aug 16, 2013 03:34 AM

                                                                              Get some good crusty Italian , schmear it with ricotta, layer a couple of anchovies, a dash of black pepper. Compliment with a nice glass of Pinot. One of my favorite Sunday afternoon snacks!

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                                                                                fldhkybnva Aug 19, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                                I love this idea. I think I might use it as a zucchini stuffing.

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                                                                                  PHREDDY Aug 19, 2013 01:41 PM

                                                                                  Had it yesterday about 5pm..because of this thread.The Mrs was out at party for business , I needed some fat, carbs and salt! Deeeeeelish! And healthy!!!

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                                                                              almond tree Aug 20, 2013 03:16 AM

                                                                              I mash them with hard boiled eggs -- anchovies, not kitties.

                                                                        2. Will Owen Aug 15, 2013 05:01 PM

                                                                          I love innards and ears and feet, organs of just about every kind, tripe and YES! the chewy chitterling - though that took some hot sauce to help them along. Snails I love, although they're really just a delivery system for garlic butter. Adored my meal of boudin noir our last night in France, which pleased me because I didn't like the Polish kind of blood sausage that I'd tried a year or two before. Any sort of canned, salted, pickled, raw or cooked sea critter is fine, too. I think the only sort of common organ meat I've not tried is brains, which I'll have to do some day.

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                                                                            jarona Aug 15, 2013 05:25 PM

                                                                            Any form of Offal. To me, it's offally good!

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                                                                              Kontxesi Aug 16, 2013 03:22 AM

                                                                              Spam.... >.>

                                                                              And most of the stuff people are listing is on my "it's gross because it SOUNDS gross but I've never tried it" list. I need to work on shortening that....

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                                                                                Bunson Aug 19, 2013 10:19 AM

                                                                                Pan-fried Spam is tasty with the crispy brown edges, albeit heavy on the salt so you need something to neutralize it (white rice works well). I grew up eating fried spam, white rice, and kimchee, it works well together.

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                                                                                Tonality666 Aug 16, 2013 07:16 AM

                                                                                Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. On spongy white bread.

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                                                                                  BuildingMyBento Aug 17, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                  tried it on injera?

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                                                                                    jbsiegel Aug 17, 2013 05:57 PM

                                                                                    Perfect! Add a slice of American cheese, and you're golden!

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                                                                                      globocity Aug 17, 2013 11:19 PM

                                                                                      Apologies for the yuk of your yum. But after reading of waxing poetic for
                                                                                      pigs feet, escargot, spam, and scrapple....PB and mayo (ON WHITE SPONGEY BREAD!) takes the uh cake for grossest!

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                                                                                        jbsiegel Aug 18, 2013 05:31 PM

                                                                                        You have to give it a try before you yuk it!! :-)

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                                                                                        Bunson Aug 19, 2013 10:20 AM

                                                                                        PB and Mayo might be the winner here for me too, of stuff I won't try. Fluffernutters are amazing, but this is no fluffernutter.

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                                                                                          jbsiegel Aug 19, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                          Ha ha! And here I think that fluffernutters are pretty awful!

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                                                                                          Ttrockwood Aug 20, 2013 08:15 PM

                                                                                          Pb and dill pickle chips sandwich. (( no i'm not pregnant!))

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                                                                                            Goatjunky Aug 20, 2013 08:26 PM

                                                                                            Toasted white bread. So the pb melts

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                                                                                              fldhkybnva Aug 21, 2013 07:43 AM

                                                                                              That's not gross, that's the best way to do it :)

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                                                                                            emu48 Aug 16, 2013 07:28 AM

                                                                                            Spicy ahí poke (the one with Korean chili bean sauce and flying-fish eggs). Smoked octopus legs. But only when I'm in Hawaii.

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                                                                                              Goatjunky Aug 20, 2013 08:27 PM

                                                                                              Does someone really find that gross? Yay. More for me!

                                                                                            2. lamb_da_calculus Aug 17, 2013 06:14 PM

                                                                                              Whenever I cook a whole fish I like to remove the skeleton, fry it, and eat it with shiso leaf.

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                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 17, 2013 06:21 PM

                                                                                                Which part is suppose to be disgusting?

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                                                                                                  lamb_da_calculus Aug 18, 2013 11:33 AM

                                                                                                  Some people find the idea of eating the skeleton gross (my initial post was not worded well: I cook the fish, remove the skeleton, fry the skeleton and eat the skeleton).

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                                                                                                merrua Aug 19, 2013 10:51 AM

                                                                                                black and white pudding, fermented tofu, pigs feet, turkey heart and neck, liver, pickled fish, whole fish, chicken skin, seaweed, anchovies, raw fresh peas and beans, haws, tongue, ox-tail, mutton, goat, picked onion, pickles, mustard and cress sprout sandwiches.

                                                                                                Saying that I know people who hate mushrooms and fish and oranges. Which I would consider neutral in pretty much any culture.

                                                                                                edited, I forgot dried fruit which is becoming very unpopular.

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                                                                                                  PHREDDY Aug 19, 2013 01:53 PM

                                                                                                  All sounds good to me!

                                                                                                2. GraceW Aug 20, 2013 09:17 PM

                                                                                                  -Snails
                                                                                                  -Sardines, only a few times though
                                                                                                  -Cavair
                                                                                                  -Kimchi
                                                                                                  -Kale and spinach and root vegetables--at any hour of the day.
                                                                                                  -Fish, including smoke fish, lox, raw fish in sushi.
                                                                                                  -Extreme Sweet stuff. Especially the homemade dough of unbaked cookies or a jar of (probably lethal) frosting or a bowl of sprinkles (probably all corn syrup and oils) or cereal with sprinkles.--Granted, I don't eat those often, but in the past, and when life calls upon them. I think once in college I even ate a 1/2 sandwich made of cinnamon bread and that whip cream that come out of a can. Oh yes, it too had sprinkles.

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                                                                                                    Violatp Aug 20, 2013 09:22 PM

                                                                                                    Gizzards. Especially the way my mom made them. Boiled for hours till tender, then dipped in an egg wash and bread crumbs and fried till crunchy.

                                                                                                    YUM.

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                                                                                                      khh1138 Sep 8, 2013 05:54 PM

                                                                                                      OMG that sounds AMAZING.
                                                                                                      My mum stopped at the "boiled for hours" part - to make stock. I was so happy to get them afterwards! I couldn't believe everyone didn't love them.

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                                                                                                      Wilks Aug 21, 2013 12:38 AM

                                                                                                      Things I will eat again : Durian, Smelly Tofu, Uni Sheeps brain, pigs blood, ducks blood, good old Vegemite...

                                                                                                      Things i dont plan to eat again.. Bat,

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                                                                                                        Bunson Aug 22, 2013 12:34 PM

                                                                                                        Yuck to Vegemite. Vegemite/Marmite equally foul!

                                                                                                      2. deet13 Aug 21, 2013 01:36 AM

                                                                                                        Smoked raccoon, fried soft-shelled turtle, chitlins, beef tongue, boudin rouge, mullet (smoked or fried), fried gizzards, and Limburger cheese are a few of the foods I like which seem to merit the occasional grimace from some of my friends and family.

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                                                                                                          speakhandsforme Sep 4, 2013 05:19 PM

                                                                                                          Pickled beet eggs!

                                                                                                          1. caseyjo Sep 5, 2013 06:35 AM

                                                                                                            I'm always surprised at what others think is gross. I've had negative comments on bone marrow, liver, kidney, rabbit, cracklings, and my wonderful home-rendered lard. These are things that people have been eating for centuries, and beyond that they're incredibly tasty!

                                                                                                            On the other hand, I won't go anywhere near margarine, fat-free dairy products, or anything sweetened with aspartame. Because I think those things are gross.

                                                                                                            1. mcf Sep 5, 2013 10:55 AM

                                                                                                              Lobster tomalley.

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                                                                                                                James Cristinian Sep 17, 2013 10:47 PM

                                                                                                                Raw ground beef, lightly salted. Wine, retsina.

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                                                                                                                  Tripeler Sep 18, 2013 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                  Mixed all together, this sounds pretty good.

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