posted on May, 16 2009 @ 12:17 AM
I admit it.
Most of my friends know that if I had the finances to do what Andrew Zimmer does, I would, though with less shellfish (I'm mildly allergic and don't
really like the taste except for some good lobster).
It was fun at a recent church event everyone was asked what the strangest thing they've eaten was. What was interesting is how little of what was
said I found odd.
Goat cheese (really?)
Grasshoppers (great on chocolate)
Meal worms (kinda nutty flavor, again, good on chocolate. Haven't had them on their own, but I'm game)
Goat (didn't even know it existed as something you could buy in the US, but now I'm looking...)
Ox tail (makes great soup, but is rather fatty for my tastes on its own)
Raw octopus (never even thought of this, but found it at a French-Japanese fusion restaurant a couple days after the person mentioned having eaten
I like tart, and I like firm consistency. The most delicious slimy goop can make me gag (never want to try oysters), but the foulest flavor gets one
or two additional tries before not eating more.
Probably the weirdest thing I've eaten was some beef I made after watching Bizarre Foods. In the episode, he ate some raw fermented pork that'd been
stored in a bottle and described the flavor. It sounded great, he said it was like salty lemony beef. So naturally I sliced a steak into about 1/8th
inch strips, covered it all in sea salt and went back to watching bizarre foods. After about 20 minutes, stirred it about and covered the salty beef
mixture with lemon juice and let it sit for another 20 minutes. Then the whole concoction went into a pan and simmered for about 30 minutes, until the
beef was well done. It was great!
Other bizarre normal foods for me:
Dripping with vinegar BMTs from subway with feta on em
Doritos with sharp cheddar shredded on top and then broiled (add Cayenne pepper if I'm in a spicy mood)
Wasabi (horseradish dyed green, technically...) with a dash of soy sauce for my sushi (the goal is a greenish brown paste)
Swiss fondue with 2 tablespoons of garlic, about a quarter bottle of Tabasco, 1 tablespoon of red wine (typically Burgundy), some ginger sliced paper
thin so it's translucent, served with green olive sourdough
Popcorn with lemon pepper and Parmesan
Feta cheese with Beano's Italian sub sauce on it
Pickled garlic (some will have some pickles in it, too, but primarily we make em with full cloves of garlic, dill, 1 or 2 jalapenos, and something
else I can't recall in the brine...
Mustard (learned that one in high school when I didn't have enough money for lunch -- it's good on its own! With coffee, though... The taste
combination in my mind is one I don't enjoy, and they tend to be accurate. I work at Starbucks, though, so it'll be free to try...)
Well, that's all the unusual I can think of. Now I'm off to have a normal snack of Triscuits with cheddar and garlic summer sausage. I hope...
Unless we're out. That'd be a bummer.