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Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by Napoleon on 11 April 2003 12:02pm
 
Michael seems to have the constitution of a goat or indeed rambo. I like to try different things but to be fair not having really travelled out of europe there hasnt really been anything to challenge me except copious amounts of dodgy paella in madrid.
So you people who have been a bit further a field than I must have tried something like snake or sheeps eye and so on. Leave it with you
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by sleepydumpling on 12 April 2003 10:41am
 
I've eaten echidna (Australia's spiny anteater) - is that exotic enough for you?

Cheers
Kath
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by ilse on 12 April 2003 1:23pm
 
under what circumstances did you eat echidna?
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by peripatetically on 12 April 2003 3:37pm
 
Alligator etouffe, in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1992.

Patty~
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by Louise on 12 April 2003 9:14pm
 
Not exotic - I`m afraid it was smoked horse meat in Leuven Belgium. I didn`t know what it was at the time, honest!

Michael was asked on telly if he`d ever eaten dog [answer yes] but said he hadn`t eaten the lead ...
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by sleepydumpling on 13 April 2003 7:26am
 
I grew up on farms - one of which was a rather large cattle station out near Roma (no one has ever heard of the town, so I say out near Roma!) and we had several aboriginal families living on the station.

We once killed a massive goanna that was in our chook shed stealing eggs, and they asked could they have it, which we happily obliged. They invited the five kids of the family (me, my bro and three cousins) to share it with them as we were the ones that had killed it. That was the first of many meals we shared with them.

Echidna was a rare and special treat for them, so it was an honour to be invited to try it. They're a hefty size when full grown, but there were about 20 of us all lining up for a try (well, two of my cousins wussed out!) so there wasn't much to go around - but there was plenty of goanna and kangaroo to pad out the meal!

It's quite nice actually - like gamey pork. Goanna is very nice - like very white chicken meat. I don't like kangaroo though (dogs meat!) and witchetty grubs got spat out!!! Embarrassing but they were just ICKY!!

I've since shared many an indigenous meal with aboriginal people over the years - and in most cases it's delicious!

Cheers
Kath

P.S. Is there anything you would draw the line at eating folks?
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by Kali on 13 April 2003 10:55am
 
Aw, poor echidna. They're too cute to eat! It's the circle of life or something I guess...

I've been spared from any really odd foods, which is weird considering I'm half-Chinese, and Chinese will cook anything. I eat a lot of sashimi, if you can consider that exotic. And squid....I've been a vegetarian for almost 4 years now, so my options are limited to seafood.

I had this surreal conversation with my uncle a while ago, when we went to a poisonous creatures exhibit at the aquarium. We were looking at a tank of jellyfish, and he said, out of the blue, "Y'know, Chinese EAT jellyfish." When I asked him if he'd tried it, he said yes, and described it as being like "crunchy jello." Anyway, those words painted a really nasty mental picture for me, and I think I'd draw the line at jellyfish.
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by risible-phyll on 13 April 2003 8:21pm
 
I have done a fair bit of travelling in my time and eaten what i have considered "safe" foods abroad but have to say the most exotic thing i've eaten has got to be my countries speciality "HAGGIS" which tastes wonderful, but i probably wouldn't eat it if i dwelled to long on the ingredients!!!

I would draw the line on eating my husband ,Petes cooking....lol if he could cook that is tee hee

Phyllx
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by sleepydumpling on 14 April 2003 5:31am
 
I think the one thing I could NEVER eat would be dog.

I just couldn't go there!!

Anyone else got any "no go zones"?

Kath
 
Re: Whats the most exotic thing that you have eaten? by Layla on 14 April 2003 10:12am
 
Haggis? Oh my God! Very brave.
The most 'exotic' (for me it is) thing I've had is octopus - except I didn't know it was at the time - I thought it was an onion ring! I didn't like it - but I'm one of those people that don't like anything strange - very boring eater!
I would draw the line at anything living and also dogs,cats and horses...
 
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