Would you try anything once?

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  • Zizoo 18 Jun 2013 10:17:40 7,705 posts
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    This thread is semi-inspired by the fussy eaters who are on Come Dine With Me who refuse to eat anything out of the norm. Out of the norm on CDWM is usually something as tame as veal.

    I'm thinking more along the lines of insects, brain etc, pretty much what you'd find in say, a foreign country.

    I like to think I would, and often get peeved at those who don't just because they don't like the idea of it.

    Obviously there's a big difference between knowing you won't like the taste monkey penis because just the thought makes you sick, compared to not at least trying some poor woman's apple pie on CDWM because you don't think you like apples.

    Thoughts?
  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 10:18:58 25,413 posts
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    Whats the question?

    Called it

  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 10:19:26 25,413 posts
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    Oh "Would you try anything once?"

    No

    Called it

  • Zizoo 18 Jun 2013 10:27:00 7,705 posts
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    She gets it:



    Edited by ZizouFC at 10:27:48 18-06-2013
  • disusedgenius 18 Jun 2013 10:29:50 5,141 posts
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    I'd probably try most things. The only lines I can think of is something that's still alive and anything similar to tripe. /shudders
  • LockeTribal 18 Jun 2013 10:31:29 4,443 posts
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    When I was a kid I wouldn't eat bacon because I thought it looked horrible. One of the major regrets of my life and I've been making up for it ever since.

    I like to think I could keep an open mind and try new foods, but then I'm quite squeamish at the best of times so who knows.

    I do know a guy who's extremely unadventurous when it comes to food though. I don't think he'd tried tomato sauce til he was in his thirties.
  • mrpon 18 Jun 2013 10:35:27 27,645 posts
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    I look at a menu in a restaurant and say "yup I can eat anything on here" and I normally try and have something different every time.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Jun 2013 10:52:07 35,172 posts
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    I am pretty sure I am not a fussy eater, but I do have or would have difficulties eating a lot of stuff I am not culturally accustomed to. Is there something like a "fussy eater out of his cultural boundaries"? If yes, that's me. :)
  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 10:56:07 25,413 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I look at a menu in a restaurant and say "yup I can eat anything on here" and I normally try and have something different every time.
    Oh yeah, I'd try anything on a menu. He's talking about monkey cock though.

    Called it

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 10:57:37 41,864 posts
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    Wahaca south bank popup in London is doing grasshoppers.

    They taste nutty and sweet.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Zizoo 18 Jun 2013 10:58:47 7,705 posts
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    I think that's fair. No judgment here. Perhaps I'm just more used to seeing "strange" food.

    Mmmm smiley...

  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 10:59:21 25,413 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Wahaca south bank popup in London is doing grasshoppers.

    They taste nutty and sweet.
    So does a turd rolled in sugar, doesn't make it ok to eat one.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 10:59:39 18-06-2013

    Called it

  • sport 18 Jun 2013 11:00:27 12,045 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I look at a menu in a restaurant and say "yup I can eat anything on here" and I normally try and have something different every time.
    EG's Bear Grylls right here folks!
  • Wolves1877 18 Jun 2013 11:01:09 383 posts
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    I would try anything once, Although when I was a kid I wouldn't eat Row when my old man told me it was fishes eggs, Row is now my favourite food from the chip shop.

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 11:01:29 41,864 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Wahaca south bank popup in London is doing grasshoppers.

    They taste nutty and sweet.
    So does a turd rolled in sugar, doesn't make it ok to eat one.
    A turd rolled in sugar has almost no nutritional value. Aversion to eating insects is a western thing, and a bit prissy.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • henro_ben 18 Jun 2013 11:01:47 2,192 posts
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    Depends on the food in question really. I refused to eat dog when in China, not so much because it was dog but because of how they treated the poor little buggers - skinned them alive as they thought it improved the flavour.

    But spent a few months in Japan and as I didn't know many kanji most meals turned into pointing at random dishes on the menu. So god only knows what I actually ate. Sea urchin was a bit disappointing, raw horse was rather chewy and a bit hard work and even the thought of natto makes me want to hurl now.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 11:01:50 41,864 posts
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    Wolves1877 wrote:
    I would try anything once, Although when I was a kid I wouldn't eat Row when my old man told me it was fishes eggs, Row is now my favourite food from the chip shop.
    'Roe.'

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mrpon 18 Jun 2013 11:02:43 27,645 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    I look at a menu in a restaurant and say "yup I can eat anything on here" and I normally try and have something different every time.
    Oh yeah, I'd try anything on a menu. He's talking about monkey cock though.
    Yeah I'd have a chew on a cock.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • roz123 18 Jun 2013 11:03:37 7,107 posts
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    Yeah as long as its not covered in onions
  • Wolves1877 18 Jun 2013 11:04:16 383 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Wolves1877 wrote:
    I would try anything once, Although when I was a kid I wouldn't eat Row when my old man told me it was fishes eggs, Row is now my favourite food from the chip shop.
    'Roe.'
    Yes that's the one..... I do apologise Mr spelling police.

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 11:05:22 41,864 posts
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    I wasn't judging, just let you know you were spelling it wrong.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Jun 2013 11:06:43 35,172 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Wahaca south bank popup in London is doing grasshoppers.

    They taste nutty and sweet.
    So does a turd rolled in sugar, doesn't make it ok to eat one.
    A turd rolled in sugar has almost no nutritional value. Aversion to eating insects is a western thing, and a bit prissy.
    Think I'd eat grasshoppers or worms, but this would make me projectile-vomit:

  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 11:07:15 25,413 posts
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    Not wanting to eat insects is not "prissy". Fair play to you if its something you enjoy, but saying someone not wanting to eat this are prissy is a bit unfair.

    Called it

  • StarchildHypocrethes 18 Jun 2013 11:10:17 24,561 posts
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    The only food I can't bring myself to try is black pudding. The whole concept of it is just wrong. On so many levels.

    It's just a massive scab!
  • mrpon 18 Jun 2013 11:13:08 27,645 posts
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    BP is lovely, just think of it as a savoury cake. Great dipped in yoke etc..

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 11:13:14 25,413 posts
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    I watched a youtube video on how it was made once. Its basically the stuff you'd get from a fat womans liposuction left in a bucket for three days, before being pounded into a sausage.

    Called it

  • DrStrangelove 18 Jun 2013 11:13:27 2,550 posts
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    I have a reputation that I'll do/try anything, especially when a bet's involved.

    I'd love to try one of these:

  • smoothpete 18 Jun 2013 11:13:32 31,017 posts
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    Scabs are nice
  • Wolves1877 18 Jun 2013 11:16:42 383 posts
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    Black pudding mmmmmmmm.

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 11:19:28 41,864 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Not wanting to eat insects is not "prissy". Fair play to you if its something you enjoy, but saying someone not wanting to eat this are prissy is a bit unfair.

    I was actually eating ham the other day and was overcome by how unpleasant it was, all membrane and muscle fibres torn and squashed up.

    And as a wider point to the thread, anyone who eats sausages, cheap ice cream or drinks stuff like Sunny D really doesn't get to object to 'distasteful' foods.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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