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  • #478769
    jarsloth
    jarsloth
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    Sadly, Diaspora no longer carries this.

    drew said:

    If Diaspora still has the (I believe it’s silkworm) pupa dish, that’d fit the bill.

    #478770
    Manatee
    Manatee
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    drew said:
    Oh, and if I really wanted to make Zimmern say ‘uncle’, I’d take him to Skyline.

    I was thinking something along those lines. We have plenty of disgusting regional food without dabbling in the cuisines of far-flung locales! :D

    #478771

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Send him to a school or a nursing home.

    Once I was visiting Mom and her lunch was delivered, a scoop of something on a plate. I asked the orderly what it was, and she looked at it and said “I don’t know.”

    #478772
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    drew said:
    Oh, and if I really wanted to make Zimmern say ‘uncle’, I’d take him to Skyline.

    -shutters-

    #478773

    Parker
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    I don’t get the fetish of eating pseudo-bizarre foods. What’s so ironic about a beating heart. Anyone can make up this stuff and pass it off as an oddity. Ripley lives! Why not really go out on a limb and call up a dish of raw (and fully impacted) raccoon intestines as a “traditional” dish served on a plate of dirty diapers?

    It’s like pica – what’s the point unless it’s a disorder.

    #478774

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Parker said:

    It’s like pica – what’s the point unless it’s a disorder.

    Because shock value makes for good TV, of course.

    I’d be interested to see what the show would be like if the audience was reversed. What do Americans eat that would completely freak out someone who regularly eats bats, eyeballs, raw organs, etc? I think our consumption of processed shit (like a McNugget) would make them question our sanity.

    #478775
    rus
    rus
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    Parker said:
    I don’t get the fetish of eating pseudo-bizarre foods.

    Oh right. Everyone should just eat the same thing. Maybe in paste form.

    At one point pizza and pasta were both bizarre foods. Maybe people just like to try something different and, if enough people like it then it’s the new normal.

    #478776

    drew
    Participant

    Parker said:
    I don’t get the fetish of eating pseudo-bizarre foods. What’s so ironic about a beating heart. Anyone can make up this stuff and pass it off as an oddity. Ripley lives! Why not really go out on a limb and call up a dish of raw (and fully impacted) raccoon intestines as a “traditional” dish served on a plate of dirty diapers?

    It’s like pica – what’s the point unless it’s a disorder.

    I don’t know that I’d overly inclined go out of my way to look for the most bizarre foods I could find (though I’ll admit that on occasion I do), but I can give you two good reasons why I’d generally eat them were I to be presented with the option:

    1) I’m very into the idea of using the whole animal, or at least as much as is possible. After killing an animal, it almost seems like something of an obligation to use as much of it as is practical, no? If someone can prepare the less-used cuts in a palatable manner, then the question becomes, ‘why not eat it?”.

    2) Foods that strike us as odd are clearly far less so for the groups that eat them with any frequency. Who is to say who is correct on the matter? For all I know I may be missing out on a pleasurable experience by not eating them… and I do know that some of my attempts to try unusual foods have been exceptionally rewarding on multiple levels.

    #478777

    joev
    Participant

    I was going to say White Castle. Don’t they have rings made of pressed chicken bits?

    #478778
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    joev said:
    I was going to say White Castle. Don’t they have rings made of pressed chicken bits?

    Like you’ve never hit up WC after a long night. Admit your chicken ringery!

    #478779
    rus
    rus
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    Snarf said:
    Like you’ve never hit up WC after a long night. Admit your chicken ringery!

    That sounds like the weirdest sex toy…

    #478780

    joev
    Participant

    Snarf said:
    Like you’ve never hit up WC after a long night. Admit your chicken ringery!

    I’ve eaten at White Castle exactly once. Even among fast food, it’s especially vile. Makes McDonald’s seem like Basi.

    #478781

    This is one of my favorite shows, I think I’ve watched all the episodes. Not sure we have anything in Columbus that compares to drinking curdled milk and cow’s blood in Namibia, but I’d suggest the North Market. Boring, probably, but what else in town has local, fresh produce & meat?

    I was pumped to see Andrew Zimmern wearing one of my shirts on last night’s show (Mpls) though:

    (link to the store:) http://www.sharingmachine.com/index.php?item=43

    #478782

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Back in the 70s when my sister was dating, one boyfriend would conveniently happen to show up right around lunchtime. He was ready to try just about anything, but the blutwurst from Thurns put a stop to that.

    #478783
    derm
    derm
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    Send him to La Plaza Tapatia. They have had tripe in green chile every time I have hit the buffet. Not wierd to me, but people I have taken there seem to think so. Muy delicioso!

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