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Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by idahogal on 25 June 2004 7:38pm
 
Thankfully Helen...my family never made it. I think it is from the drippings of cooked beef??? Not totally sure, but I hear of a lot of cultures that eat it...
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Helen on 25 June 2004 10:11pm
 
you have to admire how nothing is wasted. Not even the blood.
Not sure if I could actually eat it...
(and I'll eat pigs feet in aspic? Oy!)
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Diamond on 26 June 2004 12:37am
 
think i will stick to chocolate covered baked potatoes eh kazzz - and take away prices too especially as we ate in!!! but dont tell anyone will you!
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by xine on 26 June 2004 3:36pm
 
I once read in one issue of National Geographic - Bhutan has blood sausages too. It was an article on Bhutan. one of the places MP visited on this trip - there should be interesting things to watch on the programme.
The Chinese eat blood too. blood is collected from the slaughtered creature (e.g. chicken - you hold a bowl under its slit throat) wait for the blood to congeal then you cut into bite pieces and cook it however u want it. That was what my grandma did, I can still remember it.
Braised pig's ear is also popular with some people here tho I never tried it.
and there's braised pig's trotters with ginger and vinegar - supposed to be good for health!
I just want ordinary food.

Who has tried durian? the thorny foul-smelling fruit MP tried in Full Circle?
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Helen on 26 June 2004 5:06pm
 
what are pigs "trotters"? Is it what I think it is?
And what did blood taste like? Kinda, uh, bloody?
I have wondered about durian... it looked good... kinda think and custardy, but M said it was like 'burnt rubber tire"...ugh.
I'd be curious to know if anyone here has tried it, too....
eternally gastronomically curious,

Helen
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Ken Dunn on 26 June 2004 6:48pm
 
Porridge, haggis and cullen skink are Scottish delicacys' best accompanied by a piper and a nip of Glenmorangie.
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by xine on 27 June 2004 5:22pm
 
pig's trotters are pig's feet with a bit of the leg.

i've never tried blood. nobody eats blood now - it's unhealthy. 20 years ago, blood cubes were common.

20 years ago durians were expensive - only the rich could afford. then I think more people went into the business, so more plantations, more supply so durians are now cheap. but there are different 'classes'/'brands' of durians now. and they taste different.
most foreigners can't take durian - the smell is really too much for them. some say the smell is similar to ... er.. fart (sorry!) the flesh is soft maybe like mashed potato, or mashed banana.
Mp is very brave to eat the entire seed of durian - he popped the whole thing into his mouth!
you can find durians in singapore, (where I am) malaysia, thailand, indonesia.

and speaking of porridge - the Chinese, the Malays have porridge but not the same as what Ken mentioned.

What's Glenmorangie? I've read about it before - have forgotten it.

 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Louise on 27 June 2004 8:53pm
 
Christine, Glenmorangie is Scotch - Scottish whisky.

And Helen, your OP is a sure fire appetite suppressant - urk :(
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by kazzzz on 27 June 2004 9:03pm
 
My father used to serve up black pudding on Sundays telling us that it was made from pig's blood...for years I thought he was just teasing us!!
I won't eat it now because of what it is but I DO remember thoroughly enjoying it...sigh...

True enough xine...noone eats it cos it's unhealthy...so why do we eat so many crisps then eh?????

Oh...and creme eggs...sorry it had to be said!
 
Re: Note to Michael and everyone else, for that matter.. by Godfather on 27 June 2004 9:06pm
 

I quite like Durian. Tried it in Thailand a few times. I found it certainly has that custard texture. I dont know why everyone goes on about it's smell though. That side of it is way overhyped. It has an unusual aroma for sure. But not that bad at all. Just a bit unusual.
 
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