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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:37 AM
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Hungry anyone?
Anyone ever try any of these things?


Black pudding- (sausage made of congealed blood)
Sweetbread- (stomach sweetbread is pancreas and throat sweetbread is thymus gland)
Lutefisk- (whitefish thats been dried and treated with lye)
Balut- (duck or chicken eggs with almost-developed embryos inside)
Chitterlings- (pig intestines that are stewed or fried)
Haggis- (sheep organs mixed with grains, spices, and soup stock)
Dormouse Stew- (this hearty soup consists of dormice or sometimes rats)
Vegemite- (extracted from yeast and is used in the way we use peanut butter)
Ti?t Canh- (duck blood and innards, chopped nuts, and herbs mixed together and cooled so that it congeals)
Head Cheese- Head cheese is a more appetizing way of saying meat jelly, which is various animal (usually a cow or pig) head bits set in gelatin with herbs and spices. In Europe, its used as sandwich filling.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:39 AM
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1. I've had vegemite.
No intention of trying any of the others.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:46 AM
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2. What does it taste like?
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:37 AM
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6. Tastes like metal to me.
Ugh. But my sister and father love it.

Apparently it is very high in B vitamins, but I just couldn't develop a taste for it.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:12 AM
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3. A traditional breakfast when I was growing up was
fried eggs
black pudding
bacon or sausage
fried tomatoes
fried bread

haggis is wonderful served with mashed potatoes and turnips.

I was born and raised in Scotland. I still love those aforementioned foods.

aA
:hi:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:16 AM
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4. Wow! I did not know that!
So how be you this fine day, lass? :hi:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:23 AM
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9. och, y'ken I'm ai'ways guid!
Heading off to Ohio in a little while with hubby to meet Tobin for dinner n' politalk. It's been so long since we've gotten together with him. I'm truly looking forward to it.

:loveya: hippywife. You put a smile on my face.

:hug:

aA

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:46 AM
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14. If I can put a smile on your face, darlin'
then it's a treat for me. :rofl:

I feel silly this morning.

Have a great trip and a wonderful time with Tobin.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:40 AM
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7. We used to have fried bread too, with bacon and fried eggs.
My parents still love fried tomatoes. Mom is Welsh and Dad is English.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:32 AM
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12. What was that line Mike Myer had about Scottish cooking?
something about it was mostly based on a dare :hi:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:17 AM
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5. 7 out of 10
Balut, Dormouse stew and Ti?t Canh-nope.
some of the others were a one time only, some I'll eat again.

And you left out pickled sparrow, a delicacy in southern Italy.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:47 AM
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8. I have tried chitlins....
the front of mouth liked them. the back of my mouth refused to let them go any farther...........
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:24 AM
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10. omg .. perfect description of gagging!!
:rofl:

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:28 AM
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11. I was all prepared to like them.
They smelled wonderful, looked kind of like calamari, front of my mouth was so happy..............

throat said: No FUCKING way!

:D :hi:
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:38 AM
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13. Only black pudding and head cheese.
Black pudding just tasted like metal. The head cheese was part of a Mexican dish.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:28 PM
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22. Head cheese just sounds so gross
I think they would have done better with meat jello
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:49 AM
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15. Never had any of those.
Not sure I want to.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:03 AM
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16. When properly made, haggis is better than it reads.
It is, after all, a sausage.

If you eat ham and eggs for breakfast, you can eat anything. For the record that's a pig's backside and chicken ova.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:07 AM
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17. ....
:thumbsup:

Haggis is really good. Spicy and mealy. Great for any meal really.

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:30 AM
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19. It is.
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 11:33 AM by sarge43
Especially good with the traditional potato and turnip mash.

Scotland is not prime farm land. People had to make do with what was available -- hardy animals and hardier grains.

In his dictionary Samuel Johnson defined oats as a grain that the English fed to their horses and Scots to their men. A Scot slammed dunked with, "That's why England is proud of its horses and Scotland, its men."

Rim shot.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:38 AM
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20. Now you two have got me wanting to try it
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 11:38 AM by NJmaverick
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:00 PM
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21. Just make sure it's properly made.
There's some canned bloody Sassennach crap that make you knock back the whiskey until you reach oblivion.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:44 PM
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23. do not buy the canned haggis! you'll hate it and think we
lied to you :)

Find the real deal. I would be willing to bet you will thoroughly enjoy it.

aA
kesha
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:20 AM
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18. I'm not gay or anything, but I would seriously...
...consider smoking pole for a bag of White Castles right now.
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newcriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:58 PM
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28. White Castles are by far the best thing anyone has ever eaten.
It should be a law that no one should be more than 30 minutes away from a White Castle restaurant. The frozen crap in the grocery stores do not do them justice.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:49 PM
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24. eww
of your list about the only one I might be able to choke down is head cheese, and choke is probably accurate
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:55 PM
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25. I've had:

Black pudding- in the UK, for breakfast. It was good, but then I was told what it was and I couldn't eat any more.
Sweetbread-this is quite good, done properly.
Lutefisk- A bite. It did not agree with me.
Balut- No, although a store nearby me sells it.....the eggs are marked with a 'B' and then wither a 'D' for duck, or 'C' for chicken.
Chitterlings- These can be excellent, but you MUST have a cook who knows what they are doing.
Haggis- Had this one Christmas Eve in Preston Pans. Canned is disgusting, but good if done correctly.
Dormouse Stew- No.
Vegemite- Yes. Vaguely metal-tasting, not appetizing.
Ti?t Canh- Sound like old-fashioned mince. I'd try it.
Head Cheese- Had it on wonderbread. Never again.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:55 PM
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26. Casu Marzu, there's one for your list.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:57 PM
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27. Black pudding's pretty tasty
You fry it.
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