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  • disusedgenius 18 Jun 2013 13:09:34 5,359 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Fair enough, just seems hypocritical - for example, plenty of other foods contain battery farm-sourced eggs so you could be still supporting intensive farming. Doesn't really take a lot of effort to look into the source of your food.
    It depends what my stance is as to whether it's hypocritical, surely? I just try to avoid unnecessarily cruel foods as and when I can, basically. It helps that I cook from scratch so I don't have to worry why Tescos Value meat product #1736 is only 15p.
  • Tonka 18 Jun 2013 13:12:37 20,541 posts
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    I've tried a few strange things but I draw the line at brains.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 13:44:30 44,409 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    Fair enough, just seems hypocritical - for example, plenty of other foods contain battery farm-sourced eggs so you could be still supporting intensive farming. Doesn't really take a lot of effort to look into the source of your food.
    It depends what my stance is as to whether it's hypocritical, surely? I just try to avoid unnecessarily cruel foods as and when I can, basically. It helps that I cook from scratch so I don't have to worry why Tescos Value meat product #1736 is only 15p.
    Tescos Value Meat product will have come from a process that was unnecessarily cruel to the animal though.

    The problem is really that if you go far enough down that rabbithole you become a veggie, and so most people prefer to either Hugh Fernley-Whittinstall their own animal husbandry guidelines, or bury their head in the sand.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 18 Jun 2013 13:51:19 36,280 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    The problem is really that if you go far enough down that rabbithole you become a veggie, and so most people prefer to either Hugh Fernley-Whittinstall their own animal husbandry guidelines, or bury their head in the sand.
    What annoys me is that the very same people who get all upset when they hear about whaling or whatever will happily buy shit, intensively-farmed meat without really giving it any thought at all. Have some fucking consistency!

    Edited by JuanKerr at 13:51:40 18-06-2013
  • drip 18 Jun 2013 13:58:55 4,107 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I've tried a few strange things but I draw the line at brains.
    I'd try braaaaainz, but the one thing I'd hesitate to do is putting cooked goat penises in my mouth.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 14:03:00 44,409 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    The problem is really that if you go far enough down that rabbithole you become a veggie, and so most people prefer to either Hugh Fernley-Whittinstall their own animal husbandry guidelines, or bury their head in the sand.
    What annoys me is that the very same people who get all upset when they hear about whaling or whatever will happily buy shit, intensively-farmed meat without really giving it any thought at all. Have some fucking consistency!
    Absolutely, this is how I think about it in a nutshell.

    That said, I've never bought a sheep's head from my local supermarket. Tempted to try it.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • PazJohnMitch 18 Jun 2013 14:06:28 8,125 posts
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    Eaten loads of weird things.

    Fried scorpion is awesome!
  • Deckard1 18 Jun 2013 14:06:48 28,240 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Tonka wrote:
    I've tried a few strange things but I draw the line at brains.
    I'd try braaaaainz, but the one thing I'd hesitate to do is putting cooked goat penises in my mouth.
    Fine if its raw though?
  • Syrette 18 Jun 2013 14:08:16 43,587 posts
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    Anyone know what human tastes like?

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 14:10:55 44,409 posts
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    Pork.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 18 Jun 2013 14:11:36 36,280 posts
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    I actually think I would try human. As long it was free-range human of course.
  • disusedgenius 18 Jun 2013 14:12:57 5,359 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    What annoys me is that the very same people who get all upset when they hear about whaling or whatever will happily buy shit, intensively-farmed meat without really giving it any thought at all. Have some fucking consistency!
    Ah, I suspect this is the combination of me over-selling my upset..ness of whaling and underselling how much I care I take in buying food. I'd rather cook myself a nice veggie meal than buy the cheap meats/ready meals just because I have a hankering for protein, which is why I don't worry about it as much.

    Edited by disusedgenius at 14:13:38 18-06-2013
  • JuanKerr 18 Jun 2013 14:17:33 36,280 posts
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    It may appear that way, but I can assure you that this is my long standing stance on the issue :)

    Edited by JuanKerr at 14:17:57 18-06-2013
  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 14:18:19 44,409 posts
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    I can second that.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • drip 18 Jun 2013 14:19:38 4,107 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Tonka wrote:
    I've tried a few strange things but I draw the line at brains.
    I'd try braaaaainz, but the one thing I'd hesitate to do is putting cooked goat penises in my mouth.
    Fine if its raw though?
    If it's still working, of course, yes.
  • TarickStonefire 18 Jun 2013 14:21:36 3,128 posts
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    In answer to the original question, "Would you try anything once?" the answer is no, because that would be stupid.

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • LeoliansBro 18 Jun 2013 14:23:51 44,409 posts
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    Fascinating. Tell me less.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • jellyBelly 18 Jun 2013 14:37:20 415 posts
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    Insects are very energy rich (taking into account their size off course) and are cheap to farm with minimal environmental footprint. Could very well be the food of the future.

    PSN:lumulata, NN Dollodon

  • Tonka 18 Jun 2013 14:38:30 20,541 posts
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    I'd much rather eat cock and balls than brains.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Fake_Blood 18 Jun 2013 14:40:47 4,220 posts
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    I was pretty sure that this thread would be about fucking dudes in the arse.
  • b0rk 18 Jun 2013 14:44:17 2,767 posts
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    "Would you try anything once?"

    No.
  • ronuds 18 Jun 2013 14:44:21 21,788 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    I actually think I would try human. As long it was free-range human of course.
    :D

    I'd probably eat human before trying an insect.
  • jellyBelly 18 Jun 2013 14:48:50 415 posts
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    insects and crabs/lobsters are all arthropods, whats the big deal?
    It's all cultural in our heads I say

    PSN:lumulata, NN Dollodon

  • ronuds 18 Jun 2013 14:50:17 21,788 posts
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    Bugs give me the heebie jeebies!
  • Ziz0u 18 Jun 2013 14:56:45 8,392 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    In answer to the original question, "Would you try anything once?" the answer is no, because that would be stupid.
    This is in the food section of the forum and I tried to make it clear in my OP, but maybe I should have the word food somewhere in the title.
  • PazJohnMitch 18 Jun 2013 15:11:04 8,125 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Anyone know what human tastes like?
    Your Mum
  • PazJohnMitch 18 Jun 2013 15:12:00 8,125 posts
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    ....And probably everyone else.
  • drip 18 Jun 2013 15:23:09 4,107 posts
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    Your dad
  • WiseGuy 18 Jun 2013 16:24:22 149 posts
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    Have tried whale in Reykjavik, was alright but nothing special. Was not a popular choice with my other half but she was at least relieved they were out of puffin (my original choice)

    At a Michelin star place I had 'head to toe sheep' which included brain and testicles. Brain was disgusting and tasted exactly how I imagined brain to taste- the texture was just not right. I was full of bravado but simply couldn't bring myself to try the testicles once they were in front of me.
  • quadfather 18 Jun 2013 16:37:24 12,218 posts
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    Even though I'll make myself feel sick for asking, but what was the brain texture and taste like?

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

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