Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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I don't care how fancy of a name you give it - like escargot - but there's no way I'm ever  EVUH EVUH going to eat snails. Bleh. The very thought of it makes me gag.

The most amazing man in the world, on the other hand, enjoys this slimy food as do so many others. In fact, May 24th has been designated "National Escargot Day" in the United States? Bleh.

Your turn!

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  1. Cheese my dear Martha .
    In summer vacations when my eldest son took us to the restaurant and made us try food with melted cheese it made me almost like warmting but I swallowed it just to make him happy .though later I told him and he laughed like mad and said you should have left it mom.

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    1. Oh, you are a loving mama. You wanted to make your son happy. But he is also a loving son that wants his mama to be happy! So next time, no more eating something that you don't want to!

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  2. I wanted to try snails but I don't know if I could do it. There was a time when I could I think, but that's long pasted.

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    1. You are braver than me. I have never wanted to try! It's one of those foods that makes me feel sick.

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    2. Made me sick too, but I still would have at one time, gone for it. Now, my world has changed.

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    3. I know all about that. I hope all this good cooking of yours is working very well for you!

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  3. I've thought escargot would be interesting to try, but a friend told me that the snails are boiled alive...poor things!

    I've heard of missionaries eating camel eyes, and that would not appeal to me at all! I also don't think I'd like to eat dogs or cats (as some people in China do).

    My mom has told me that when she was a girl in Thailand she really enjoyed ant eggs; they, supposedly, taste like jelly beans! Maybe one of these days I'll give them a try. :D I've always wondered about grasshoppers too. When I was younger we had a cookbook with recipes from Bible days, and it had a recipe for locusts (in memory of John the Baptist).

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that about the snails, Bethany! That is awful.

      You are certainly much more adventurous with food than I am. I can't wrap my head around insects, although it is a food that may eventually be quite common. I'll leave that to future generations!

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  4. Hell to the no to escargot! Everyone will probably think this is silly, but I won't eat yogurt. It freaks me out. It just does. It's part of my weirdness.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's not weird, Janie. For some, the texture of yogurt is gross. Even the taste.

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    2. Thank you. I feel a little less weird now.

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    3. You are no weirder than anyone else here :)

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  5. I tried escargot a long time ago, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I've never had it since, LOL :) Caviar comes to mind with something I wouldn't want to try :)

    betty

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    1. I've actually had caviar. It's something that was common in my childhood in many homes of family and friend we visited. But I didn't know what it was. Now I do. And no way!

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  6. If I can eat raw oysters then I think I could handle escargot.
    Now....I do not like eggplant...too slimy and soft for me. Maybe I never had it done the right way, I don't know.
    A second food for me is CORN....the smell even gets to me.
    There you have it!

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    1. Raw oysters...oh no! I couldn't do that either. You are much brave, Jim. LOL...

      Yes, there are ways to cook eggplant that you may like. The result is a crispy texture with lots of flavor.

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  7. L I V E R !!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  8. Escargot is right up there with me too. Tripe is a close second.

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    1. I didn't know what tripe is and I decided to look it up, which I regretted immediately! I couldn't just leave it alone and just say "Okay, Debra..." Noooo...I had to go find out and OHMYFLIPPINGGOD SO GROSS!! Bleh...

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  9. I've tried it but didn't like it one bit...kidneys as in steak and kidney pie...just the smell you know.

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    1. I've never had that, Christine, and I never would! Just the thought of it...

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  10. Sheep's eye balls are right off my diet. I would have to pass on even one eye. Escargot can be excellent. The flavor is mostly garlic and butter, so what's not to like?

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    1. They are slimy and rubbery! Plenty not to like :)
      Okay, sheep's eye balls are right up there, too!

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  11. organ meats, insects and reptiles, creamed chip beef on toast...I've eaten snails as a teen but not since and tongue, bleh!

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  12. Many many things... just about anything that doesn't own a skeleton? (Excluding plants.) Insects, urg. Offal. Most bivalves (oysters, mussels). But especially witchetty grubs - an Australian Aboriginal food. They are traditionally eaten alive and wiggling, you bite off the head first. Never ever.

    Oddly enough I did try a snail once, many years ago, cooked in garlic butter. It tasted like garlic and butter. Couldn't do it now.

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    1. ACK...just the thoughts of grubs makes my skin crawl. That is horrible! NEVER EVER...me, too!

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  13. I've done the raw oyster thing once, won't do it again. I know I won't eat escargots. Or any kind of insect or "wormy" type thing. -Jenn

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  14. Anything that someone shot that I can envision it's live counterpart. It's not that I don't ever eat meat, I just need not hear about the hunt. I am on the cusp of being a vegetarian.

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    1. That is so amazing, Cheryl, because I am headed in that direction, too! OHMYGOSH...we have so much in common :)

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  15. One food that I refuse to even try is HAGGIS. (It is from Scotland and it is something stuffed into a pig's intestine...there, it was even hard to type.)

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  16. At one time I would eat anything. Now that I'm older I'm much fussier. I'm not a fan of seafood.

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    1. I've eaten seal. Pretty good when it's boiled a little. Seal liver is the best you can eat.Don't roast it like a white man. It just gets very dry.

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    2. You are probably the only person I know who has eaten seal!

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  17. Yeah no, I'd pass on escargot too. Oysters and anchovies - no thank you either. But I do like eel (in sushi).

    Take care, Martha.

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    1. I might be able to handle eel. Maybe. I don't mind anchovies but oysters are out of the question!

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  18. I love escargot. There are not many foods I won't try at least once. Tarantula? No. won't try tarantula.

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    1. Does anyone eat tarantula? That would be interesting.

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  19. snails are better than brussel sprouts, beets, or LIVER.

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    1. Liver is something I cannot stand. My mother used to make it for us regularly when I was a kid. So disgusting.

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  20. Anything I don't know what's in it

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  21. I've not tried frogs legs ... would I? I'm really not sure!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Perhaps some day you will, Jan. If you do, share the experience with us!

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