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Catarraz #1 Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

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After reading Wolgang_Kruger's educational post on how swedes cook, I thought:
"Damn, buried pissed shark is pretty weird..."
Since certain people believe for some reason that things are actually civilized around these parts, what's the weirdest thing to eat where you're from? Of course it doesn't have to be limited to the eu part if you're from somewhere else

In my case, here in Portugal we have boiled/roasted/fried cod-fish heads with potatoes
and for breakfast, something we call "tired horse soup". Basically a bowl of toasted bread sugar, cinnamon, and instead of milk, red wine. Ideal to give you the strenght needed to bare with the harshness of farmlife or a round of WoT grind. :Smile-izmena:

OIias_of_Sunhillow #2 Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

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I'm from the UK.
Tripe; the lining of the stomach from a cow. :Smile_ohmy: ..why would you ?
We seem to eat a lot of offal,  ..liver, kidneys...   ...I'll eat kidney, but leave liver well alone.

Black pudding; boiled, then congealed, pigs blood, fried. Which I actually like a lot. But I try to not remember what it is.

Catarraz #3 Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

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View PostMoorglademover, on 01 October 2012 - 07:48 PM, said:

pigs blood, fried. Which I actually like a lot. But I try to not remember what it is.

That actually sounds quite good
Reminds me of a rice dish with chicken blood. Unfortunately it got banned. Oh the humanity...

_HOXTON_ #4 Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:09 PM

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i am from iran, i had contact with people from EU and NA and they dont like boiled lamb head and legs in salt water and garlic!
its called in persian "Kale Pacheh" or "کله پاچه"

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also another grill type of food made from lever which my girl don't like it (hate it) she is from austria

this food called "Del-o Jigar" or "دل و جیگر"
http://www.bipfa.net...41343_large.jpg

first one is kind of a favorite street food for breakfast and second one also street food!
this is my 2cent as i am from north of iran and don't know much about foods from other corners! for example at south there is a famous street food called Shark Sandwich which is made by shark flash! in and all people eat lot of things! just today watched in National Geographic that people from Cambodia roasting and eating big spiders or in china eating baby octopus without biting it

Edit: also roasted fish head with lime is a tasty food as people living near coast of Caspian sea like it a lot

Edited by Dezhxim, 01 October 2012 - 08:13 PM.


Aqarius #5 Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

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Oh, there's loads of stuff. Especially the village variety.

How's "white kidneys"? Or the ever hated brawn? Or the fried lard chunks? Or perhaps the bread stew?

Kyphros #6 Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

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I'm french, and our weirdest meal undiscutably is frog legs.
But for some reason every single american thinks we eat that every day, while I haven't ever seen someone eating that.

Aqarius #7 Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

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View PostKyphros, on 01 October 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

I'm french, and our weirdest meal undiscutably is frog legs.
But for some reason every single american thinks we eat that every day, while I haven't ever seen someone eating that.
What, not the ortolan? Or at least escargot?

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View PostFredTMK, on 01 October 2012 - 08:15 PM, said:

IRANIANS! I AM OFFENDED!
sir! what is it that offended you about the foods? may i know?

Catarraz #9 Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

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Gotta try boiled lamb in salt water. Sounds awesome :Smile_Default:

Zoraktar #10 Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

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To us finns it's not odd but well...
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It's called mämmi and yes. It looks like that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mämmi
There you go wikilink... :D

Kyphros #11 Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

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View PostAqarius, on 01 October 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

What, not the ortolan? Or at least escargot?
Snails are about as weird as frogs, but they're less famous among those I quoted above.
And the ortolan is just a bird. It's not weird in itself. After all, we eat many different sorts of birds frequently. The only weird thing about that is the eating method.

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View PostKyphros, on 02 October 2012 - 02:09 PM, said:

Snails are about as weird as frogs, but they're less famous among those I quoted above.
And the ortolan is just a bird. It's not weird in itself. After all, we eat many different sorts of birds frequently. The only weird thing about that is the eating method.
Having to forcefeed your food is pretty weird by itself. The method (and the fact that there's such a thing as "method of eating") outweirds the snails and the frogs. And foie gras, while we're at it.

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Haggis! It tastes lovely but how could you turn down  as Wikipedia states: sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach.

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View PostAqarius, on 02 October 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Having to forcefeed your food is pretty weird by itself.
Mmmnope. Not weirder than forcefeeding people. *wink*mcdonalds*wink* :Smile_trollface-3:

Also foie gras isn't weird at all. If THAT is weird, then what can we say about milk that is produced by cows eating all the time, or about eggs produced by chickens that aren't fertilized? Same thing...

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View PostKyphros, on 02 October 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

Also foie gras isn't weird at all. If THAT is weird, then what can we say about milk that is produced by cows eating all the time, or about eggs produced by chickens that aren't fertilized? Same thing...
Well, there goes my appetite :Smile_veryhappy:

Kyphros #16 Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

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View PostAqarius, on 02 October 2012 - 04:28 PM, said:

Well, there goes my appetite :Smile_veryhappy:
Stop being so sensible, or start eating rocks. Your choice. :Smile_trollface-3:

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View PostKyphros, on 02 October 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

Also foie gras isn't weird at all. If THAT is weird, then what can we say about milk that is produced by cows eating all the time,
Don't cows eat all the time anyway? It's not like the grass is forced down them.

View PostKyphros, on 02 October 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

or about eggs produced by chickens that aren't fertilized?

Mmmm... fried chicken's periods... :Smile_teethhappy:

Edited by BattleMetalChris, 03 October 2012 - 12:29 AM.


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