Would you try anything once?

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  • Ziz0u 18 Jun 2013 10:17:40 8,654 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?
  • Ziz0u 18 Jun 2013 10:27:00 8,654 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 5,714 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 4,545 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 29,833 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 me 5 I'm worth it.

  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Jun 2013 10:52:07 35,917 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. :)
  • Ziz0u 18 Jun 2013 10:58:47 8,654 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...

  • sport 18 Jun 2013 11:00:27 12,862 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!
  • Gold1877 18 Jun 2013 11:01:09 464 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.

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  • henro_ben 18 Jun 2013 11:01:47 2,260 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.
  • mrpon 18 Jun 2013 11:02:43 29,833 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.

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  • roz123 18 Jun 2013 11:03:37 7,113 posts
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    Yeah as long as its not covered in onions
  • Gold1877 18 Jun 2013 11:04:16 464 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.

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  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Jun 2013 11:06:43 35,917 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:

  • StarchildHypocrethes 18 Jun 2013 11:10:17 26,923 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 29,833 posts
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    BP is lovely, just think of it as a savoury cake. Great dipped in yoke etc..

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  • DrStrangelove 18 Jun 2013 11:13:27 4,912 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 31,934 posts
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    Scabs are nice
  • Gold1877 18 Jun 2013 11:16:42 464 posts
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    Black pudding mmmmmmmm.

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