Strangest Thing You Have Ever Eaten
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November 11, 2010 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #592995
What Was It?November 11, 2010 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1020655
Fun things to eat:
SwordfishNovember 11, 2010 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1020656
if it was strange i wouldnt eat itNovember 11, 2010 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #1020657
actually i did eat deer once (venison)
didnt like itNovember 11, 2010 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1020658
Swordfish isn’t kosher.November 11, 2010 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1020659AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
Although I did not eat it myself, years ago I worked in a meat factory in Eretz Yisrael.
I saw somone carrying a tray full of a food that I had never seen before.
I asked what those items were.
I was told they were turkey baitzeem.
No, they were NOT turkey EGGS.
I was informed it was considered a favorite by some Sephardic eidot.November 11, 2010 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #1020660
I once had lamb soup. Really strange it wasn’t bad but it was weird.November 11, 2010 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #1020661
What’s the matziv with all the food threads?November 11, 2010 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1020662
Their scales are an issue of great historical debate; Rav Machpood recently partook of a mesora seudah in Tel Aviv that served swordfish.
But it’s true, most Poskim tell us to stay away from them (only the little ones have scales, and they can’t be taken off).November 11, 2010 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1020663SJSinNYCMember
I love sweetbreads (AKA pancreas)November 11, 2010 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1020664
When my grandfather was growing up he was so poor and there was literally no food to be found in Yerushalayim. Once there was a swarm of locust and thats what they all lived on for a while… He says the ones that are Kosher have a “Chaf” on their bellies.
Er, yum…November 11, 2010 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #1020665
A Temani in Yerushalyim told me they taste like french fries.November 11, 2010 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #1020666phrumMember
Lamb is weird?November 11, 2010 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #1020667
Sweetbreads are neck glands.November 11, 2010 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #1020668not IMember
lamb is delicious! Soft and fatty. yum.. Lamb Chops!November 11, 2010 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #1020669
Well I had never heard of or had lamb soup before so it was weird to me at the time.November 11, 2010 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #1020670blueberrymuffinParticipant
sweetbreads are COW’S BRAINSNovember 11, 2010 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1020671
I’m actually hungry right now.
But the inspiration for this thread is the show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, some of the things that guy eats is enough to turn your stomach inside out.
I realize that about 98% of what he eats isn’t kosher (nor would I want to try it) so I was wondering about some of the adventurous gastronomic experiences of my fellow members.November 11, 2010 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1020672
Sweetbreads or ris are culinary names for the thymus (throat, gullet, or neck sweetbread) and the pancreas (heart, stomach, or belly sweetbreadNovember 11, 2010 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1020673
I hear. Your grandfathers family is teimani? Or did everyone eat these yummy grasshoppers?November 11, 2010 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #1020674phrumMember
Did you grandfather say how they prepared the locus?November 11, 2010 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #1020675ronrsrMember
gnats – I was bicycling with my mouth open and they flew right in.November 11, 2010 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1020676I can only tryMember
There is some disagreement if both locations count as sweetbreads.
Shari Lewis used to enjoy ordering lamb chops in restaurants, just for the reactions.
Beatrix Potter used to…
…not eat rabbits, but disect them (for scientific purposes).
(those of you who will now be skipping lunch need not thank me. really, it’s my pleasure.)
Does “my words” count as something I’ve eaten?November 11, 2010 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1020677
Nope. I think it was a do or die situation.November 11, 2010 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1020678wanderingchanaParticipant
Bacos. It just seems wrong.November 11, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #1020679
Why do I suddenly find myself without an appetite for lunch…?November 11, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #1020680
The grossest thing I ever had, had to have been Blue Cheese. Whew!November 11, 2010 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1020681
i love bacos, but yes there is something strange about it
that is very funny about shari lewis!November 11, 2010 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #1020682
anyone ever eat limburger?
a favorite of the 3 stooges.November 11, 2010 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1020683
I think the Teimunim taught him how to pickle them.November 11, 2010 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1020684tzippiMember
I tasted ptcha, which wouldn’t have been that unusual, but it was at a reception, and there were gourmet mushrooms being sauteed at the same station. Now that’s fusion cooking!November 11, 2010 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #1020685bptParticipant
Borcsht.. thinking it was black cherry soda.November 11, 2010 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1020686
Borscht is good stuff. Although it depends who makes it. The Russians know what they are doing.November 11, 2010 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1020687minyan galMember
I used to love ptcha but not so much anymore. A similar type of dish that local Ukrainians love – think it is made with chazar feet – but basically the same – jellied with hard boiled eggs and lots of garlic – but they call it headcheese. The name alone is revolting.
When my daughter was in Thailand she said that along the main drag there are all kinds of food vendors preparing hot foods on carts. She followed the wonderful aroma of garlic cooking to discover fried grasshoppers being prepared. She lost her appetite for the rest of the day – but said that the grasshopper vendor had a huge lineup of people waiting to buy. I guess whatever you are used to. The Thais might find us lining up to buy a hotdog a little peculiar.
As for personal experience – I can’t recall eating anything weird, unless you count ptcha, which many people might.November 11, 2010 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1020688
half & half diet mayim chaim celery sodaNovember 11, 2010 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1020689
In the Bizarre Foods show they show Headcheese (in Spain) I think its actually made out of bits of the head thats why its called Head (not sure about the cheese part) and then its congealed with a gelatin and is served like cold cuts.
In the Philippines they have a street food called Balut, which is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg that has a nearly fully developed embryo inside. It is then hardboiled and eaten out of the shell. *shudder*November 11, 2010 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #1020690
Uch I’m getting nauseous. Imagine a meal of grasshoppers and downing it with celery soda.November 11, 2010 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #1020691
Ironically, my Grandfather says it tastes similar (I’m not joking)November 11, 2010 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1020692
cholent on sundayNovember 11, 2010 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1020693
You mean grasshoppers and celery soda?November 11, 2010 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1020694
Leftover cholent is part of supper in many homes Sunday nightNovember 11, 2010 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1020695
orthodox homes!?November 11, 2010 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1020696
Yea.November 11, 2010 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1020697squeakParticipant
Second – Cholent 🙂November 11, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1020698
for those of you who dont know
gravlax is an old remedy for severe “irregularity”.
it was a concoction of fine ground pebbles and a laxative taken with large doses of water.November 11, 2010 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #1020699
Wow I learned a lot of useless information here today lol.
Yes Orthodox homes have leftovers Sunday night.November 11, 2010 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #1020700squeakParticipant
Which explains the cholent….November 11, 2010 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1020701minyan galMember
A couple of months ago there was an article in the local paper about the hottest new item on the midways of fairs and carnivals. Apparently people are bored with burgers and mini-donuts, so the newest thing is chocolate covered bacon. Now if that isn’t revolting, what is? Not to mention that it is probably a waste of good chocolate.November 11, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1020702SJSinNYCMember
The sweetbreads we get are pancreas.November 11, 2010 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1020703ronrsrMember
I love Celery Soda, I haven’t had it in so long. And grasshoppers mmmmmm. great combo.
Fried candy bars on the midway, too. That’s probably a waste of good chocolate, too.
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