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Nov 15, 2013 11:48 AM

What dish challenges you to not 'yuck another's yum'?

I've been mulling this over for several hours, ever since I read the "what is a salad" thread and heard of Snickers Salad....I'm biting my tongue....

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  1. Dishes like that are off-putting at first sight but tend to exist for a reason, usually because they touch on some sense of memory of familiarity or are simply guilty pleasures. We have friends from Texas who are otherwise worldly in their tastes but insist on serving their Velveeta and Rotel "queso" dip. I scoffed at first but it's pretty darn good for what it is.

    I don't question a lot of stuff that is outside my comfort zone at first glance - okay maybe a squirrel or raccoon stew.

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    1. re: ferret

      I don't know about raccoon, but squirrel is good. I wonder what ferret stew is like???

    2. Ha! I'd never heard of Snickers Salad and I've since convinced myself it's a deliberate play on words anyway. Fun read though.

      For me the yuck to yum is one food and one food only:
      headcheese. I know people love the stuff. I grew up with family eating it. I just can't enjoy it.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I hated it too until I found a German sausage place where the owner actually Makes it there himself. It is awesome

        1. re: Siegal

          It's the gelatinous nature of headcheese that turns me off. How is the level with your German brand?

          1. re: HillJ

            Pretty gelatinous. I don't think head cheese is for you if you are anti-gelatinousness. Haha

            1. re: Siegal

              Yep, the only food I won't give a 2nd chance....anymore.

      2. Is well done steak a dish? If so, then well done steak.

        1. Those crockpot meatballs in grape jelly and ketchup.
          I hear nothing, I see nothing, and I SAY NOTHING!

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          1. re: pinehurst

            I have a friend who made these for me once and they were fantastic. It wasn't ketchup, I believe it was chili sauce. I stand solidly behind this (at least her version).

            1. re: ferret

              drongo wants to know if you have ever turned yourself into stew

          2. I dearly love Mrs CHM. I do not however love her boneless, skinless chicken breast covered in Pace Picante sauce and cooked in a crock pot for 10 hours.


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              1. re: chileheadmike

                I think my "worst ten" home-cooked meals I've ever had were all cooked in a crock pot. I suspect the common feature of all was that they contained cruciferous vegetables (cabbages etc) which produce sulfurous flavors/smells when overcooked.