Don't YUCK my Yum... or maybe YES!?!
My Dad had his quirks but was TOTALLY on the money when it came to food. He liked his steaks/beef medium at the MOST. NOT my favorite as kid, but I grew to know that THAT'S the best way... IMNSHO!?! He LOVED shrimp... I grew into how great it is as a teen.
Some things... like from "extreme" food shows that I have NO intention of even thinking about THINKING ABOUT putting in my mouth. That fermented duck embryo thing (balout??) or Durian fruit (smells like ROTTING meat)... not REMOTELY remotely happening.
Was out getting sweet potatoes for dinner on Sunday. Right nextdoor is a place called The Meat Stop. NICE meat and GOOD prices. A bit quirky, though. Has large section of stuff that's probably "odd lot" stuff. Rarely if ever past "best by" date and never on stuff that you'd generally YUCK at. They have a lot of meat/poultry items that I'd label as geared to "ethnic" cooking... tripe, chittlins, chicken feet. I see a package of something that looks like skinny Italian sausage (about as thick as my thumb) and pick up a package. After I take reading glasses off top of head and put on face, I discover it's labelled "steer pizzle"... PENIS... almost threw the package across the aisle!!
You make an unfounded assumption about "stuff that you'd generally YUCK at." You should have written "I", not "you". You are being highly presumptuous, if not downright prejudiced! Don't presume to tell other people what foods they should and shouldn't like. There's enough xeophobia in the world already.
i eat tripe every time i order larb and use chicken feet in my stocks.
am a brooklyn-born girl of italian ancestry.
am not getting the point of your post?
and durian "has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage."
but not rotten meat. ;)
Durian does not smell or taste like rotting meat.
It has more of an oniony smell to it. But its sweet and has a custardy textture (assuming you got a good one).
My philosophy is "Don't YUCK my Yum... until you tried it."
There are a lot of foods that are questionable if you really think about what you're eating.
Gelatin is rendered animal hides.
Chitterlings are intestines and sausage casings are intestines too.
I do not like
I do not like them,
You do not like them.
SO you say.
Try them! Try them!
ANd you may.
Try them and you may I say.
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.
I like green eggs and ham!
I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat!
And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so goodm so goodm you see!
So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANHYWHERE!
I do so like
green eggs and ham!