Is That Calamari You're Eating? Or Sliced Pig Rectum?

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    Jan 05, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    http://gothamist.com/2013/01/14/is_that_calamari_or_pig_rectum.php

    Guinea pig tasters could not discern the difference.
  • RainAndSnow

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    Jan 05, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
    ?????????
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    Jan 05, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
    Spam. I eat it every now and then. No telling what's in Spam. I'm sure I don't want to know.

    I sometimes get Chorizo sausage at the grocery store and occasionally there have been pieces that were quite rubbery and chewy. Same with menudo.
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    Jan 05, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    It doesn't really bother me that they couldn't tell the difference, it just makes me realize that apparently pig rectum tastes ok.

    I didn't even know I was eating Calamari when I first had it, and then after eating some and thinking how good it was I asked what it was. I'm glad I ate it before I asked, because I would have never imagined it tasted so good.
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    Jan 05, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Reminds me of the dog chew thing I got once. Pet stores sell cow or pigs hooves for dog chews. This other chew thing was like a dried sausage; e.g., a Slim Jim. Except that there was this tube running down the inside along one side. Both ends had been cut off so it was cylindrical. I asked the person at the pet store what it was made from; she said that it was "a bull part."
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    Jan 05, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidSpam. I eat it every now and then. No telling what's in Spam. I'm sure I don't want to know.

    I sometimes get Chorizo sausage at the grocery store and occasionally there have been pieces that were quite rubbery and chewy. Same with menudo.


    I'm sure it's in most sausage - along with spleen, pancreas, stomach,and other organs- and that wouldn't bother me. But to the food snobs who rave about this and that sushi - would probably give them indigestion if they were told that's what they had eaten. BTW, if you buy your squid fresh at the market, there's no way anything else could be disguised as it.
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    Jan 05, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    Well, my palate is terrible. I wouldn't even be able to tell what it was either.
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    Jan 12, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif good thing i eat neither!!
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    Jan 12, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    I like andouillette, so I would probably eat the pig rectum as well tbh.
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:03 PM GMT
    HikerSkier said

    Guinea pig tasters could not discern the difference.


    WORDING!!!

    LOL
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    A friend and I order a seafood platter a couple of days ago. The calamari was like rubber. I remembered this article and I told him about it (nothing grosses him out so I was not worried about ruining his meal.) We both agreed it was not real calamari. I've never tasted pig butthole before but this is what I would imagine it tasting like. Needless to say I didn't eat my "calamari."
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    I had no idea this was going on. My Italian husband loves calamari (in fact, his drag name was Carmella Calamari), though I try to discourage him from eating it now, because it's usually done deep-fried as the article pic shows, which isn't healthy for him.

    I can eat it, but it's nothing special for me. But now I guess I'll have to ask if it's genuine calamari, just like I do with crab meat on the menu.

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    Jan 13, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI had no idea this was going on. My Italian husband loves calamari (in fact, his drag name was Carmella Calamari), though I try to discourage him from eating it now, because it's usually done deep-fried as the article pic shows, which isn't healthy for him.

    I can eat it, but it's nothing special for me. But now I guess I'll have to ask if it's genuine calamari, just like I do with crab meat on the menu.

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    That looks like Calamari, but as you can see below.....ours looks like.....well....ass. icon_redface.gif
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