Top ten most disgusting delicasies

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    Sep 30, 2015 6:10 PM GMT
    Well, I will not list them all - follow the link below. To fall in this list not mentioned in the link below is Casu Marzu. Casu Marzu is cheese made from Sheep's milk, popular in Italy. The cheese is left to rot till maggot's make tiny attractive looking holes, to make it look all the more appetizing. Then there are the 'Thousand day old Eggs', popular in China - Duck eggs buried in ash, till their yolks turn green...yummy. The popular one in Scotland is Haggis (Sheeps liver, Stomach and Intestine's, all mashed up). Another fine dish from China, is Bird's nest soup - Swifts make nests in caves from their saliva; these nests are then carefully removed and boiled into a smooth creamy delicacy, which is rather expensive and not so tasty! In some countries, Bull's testicles are number one, also said to have aphrodesiac properties. What's the most disgusting food or delicasy you have ever had the opportunity of eating or tasting?
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    Sep 30, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
    Icelandic food. nuff said.
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    Sep 30, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
    I ate grubs in Kenya. They were sautéed in butter and garlic so were actually pretty good. Bodies were chewy and heads were crunchy.
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    Sep 30, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    I had bull testicles when I was a kid and had no idea what they were; they were called mountain oysters.

    For me, raw fish is disgusting, but I'm in the minority.
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    Oct 01, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
    As a kid, I thought Lima Beans were bad. My neighbors mom made this, authentic Italian, Sicilian made, Octopus soup/stew, I remember sitting at the kitchen table just staring at it, poking it with a fork, I am not a seafood eater, don't even like sushi icon_lol.gif


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    Oct 01, 2015 11:28 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI ate grubs in Kenya. They were sautéed in butter and garlic so were actually pretty good. Bodies were chewy and heads were crunchy.
    Sheep's brains is a delicasy in South Africa, some say it is quite tasty. The Black folk here love Mopani worms, tried it once (the worms are dried and salted and have a rubbery texture). In Japan they eat almost anything from Chocolate coated Grasshoppers to Bats. The most disgusting thing I dislike are Capers (little green berry seed-like thingy-ma'bob's), they used to be used on Pizza's or in some Salads, by request of course. They taste most horrible, like Olives they have a distinct taste and after-taste. Hate 'em!
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    Oct 01, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    ELNathB saidAs a kid, I thought Lima Beans were bad. My neighbors mom made this, authentic Italian, Sicilian made, Octopus soup/stew, I remember sitting at the kitchen table just staring at it, poking it with a fork, I am not a seafood eater, don't even like sushi icon_lol.gif

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    My husband's grandmother was 100% Sicilian, and he loves calamari (squid). The tentacles are sliced crossways into 1/4"-thick hollow circles. I'll eat it, too, but not one of my top dishes.

    He also recently made stuffed calamari, which is the entire tentacle, stuffed, then closed with thread for cooking. He doesn't much care for octopus, and I've never knowingly had it (or maybe once in a Vietnamese soup with a large assortment of seafoods).

    The Sicilian coastal regions are very reliant on this kind of seafood, and when a young girl in the 1800s his grandmother used to free-swim and catch these cephalopods by hand. Both his grandmother and mother would serve octopus, as well as squid.
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    Oct 01, 2015 3:31 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal said...The popular one in Scotland is Haggis (Sheeps liver, Stomach and Intestine's, all mashed up).

    An important feature of haggis is that the sheep inards (often called "offal") are boiled & served inside the animal's own stomach. We found a Scottish restaurant in rural New Hampshire, of all places, that had haggis on their regular menu. I like to think I'm fairly adventurous with trying new foods, and I was greatly tempted because I've heard of haggis before, but I passed on that one. icon_redface.gif

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    Oct 01, 2015 3:39 PM GMT
    When I was a kid I tasted chitlins (pig intestines) from my mom who loves it. I had no clue what it was just that it truly tastes just like it smells... icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 01, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
    I've eaten the following which I think are fairly adventurous:

    Meal Worm Spring Rolls
    Chocolate Covered Ants
    Chocolate Covered Bumble Bees
    Chocolate Chirp Cookies (Cookies with crickets inside.)
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    Oct 01, 2015 10:42 PM GMT
    pretty much everything in the nightshade family, starting with Ketchup.
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    Oct 02, 2015 12:57 AM GMT
    I've had grasshopper tacos. Delish!
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    Oct 02, 2015 9:38 AM GMT
    Conch was the grossest thing I ate. I am not that adventurous to eat something like tripe or something.
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    Oct 02, 2015 9:53 AM GMT
    buddycat saidConch was the grossest thing I ate. I am not that adventurous to eat something like tripe or something.

    Why is conch gross? It's one of the official foods of the Florida Keys. Key West is known as the Conch Republic. I love conch chowder, it looks & tastes very similar to Manhattan clam chowder, I always have it when down in the Keys.
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    Oct 03, 2015 2:02 PM GMT
    Anything with onions. I hate onions, they stink and they ruin the flavor of any food. They have little in nutritional value despite all the bullshit propaganda stating their many health benefits. Onions are toxic and many people including myself are allergic to those disgusting, foul tasting things. Time to permanently eradicate the onion plants and outlaw onions. Why many cultures insist on cooking with these toxic, smelly things makes absolutely no logical sense.
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    Oct 03, 2015 4:51 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAnything with onions. I hate onions, they stink and they ruin the flavor of any food. They have little in nutritional value despite all the bullshit propaganda stating their many health benefits. Onions are toxic and many people including myself are allergic to those disgusting, foul tasting things. Time to permanently eradicate the onion plants and outlaw onions. Why many cultures insist on cooking with these toxic, smelly things makes absolutely no logical sense.



    You're VASTLY in the minority here! Onions are key to most savory dishes. I actually slice them up raw and put them on my plate to eat them along with my meal. Onions ain't going nowhere!
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    Oct 04, 2015 7:00 AM GMT
    And don't forget pickled onions! YUM
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    Oct 04, 2015 1:21 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidAnything with onions. I hate onions, they stink and they ruin the flavor of any food. They have little in nutritional value despite all the bullshit propaganda stating their many health benefits. Onions are toxic and many people including myself are allergic to those disgusting, foul tasting things. Time to permanently eradicate the onion plants and outlaw onions. Why many cultures insist on cooking with these toxic, smelly things makes absolutely no logical sense.



    You're VASTLY in the minority here! Onions are key to most savory dishes. I actually slice them up raw and put them on my plate to eat them along with my meal. Onions ain't going nowhere!
    Those savory dishes would definitely be more savory without those toxic, foul tasting onions. Keep in mind there are a large number of people in this world that are allergic to these nutritionally devoid, stinking, nasty things.
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    Oct 05, 2015 6:48 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    buddycat saidConch was the grossest thing I ate. I am not that adventurous to eat something like tripe or something.

    Why is conch gross? It's one of the official foods of the Florida Keys. Key West is known as the Conch Republic. I love conch chowder, it looks & tastes very similar to Manhattan clam chowder.


    It wasn't gross, I guess some would think that since it is a large snail. I am just not that adventurous. I have eaten octopus but don't really consider it gross since it is the norm in some places like Greece.
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    Oct 05, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
    Raw Oysters on ice, with Tobasco and Lemon. It is on alot of Menu's at Restaurants here in South Africa. If you walk in the Restaurant, there is actually a specialized salt water tank with lots of these Oysters. People enjoy them by the dozen. I have tried it once and decided I would not try it again. They are slimy and remind one of a 'ball of snot'.
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    Oct 05, 2015 2:38 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    buddycat saidConch was the grossest thing I ate. I am not that adventurous to eat something like tripe or something.

    Why is conch gross? It's one of the official foods of the Florida Keys. Key West is known as the Conch Republic. I love conch chowder, it looks & tastes very similar to Manhattan clam chowder, I always have it when down in the Keys.

    It wasn't gross, I guess some would think that since it is a large snail. I am just not that adventurous. I have eaten octopus but don't really consider it gross since it is the norm in some places like Greece.

    Speaking of snail, I also enjoy escargot. So I guess that's another delicacy that's disgusting to some.

    I've found 2 places in the Fort Lauderdale area that do it very well, and at reasonable cost, not more than having a shrimp cocktail. Although I first had escargot under duress.

    I was attending a "friendship" dinner in communist East Berlin in 1979 for Allied Officers from the US, UK, France and the USSR. That old WWII "allied" designation was still officially in effect in the Divided City.

    The Soviet Officers were our hosts, though hardly our friends. In this cold marble, early 1800s neo-Classical columned temple of a great hall where we sat at a long banquet table, great dim chandeliers above us.

    We were brought this thing described to us as "snail toast". I didn't want to eat that! icon_razz.gif But protocol and good manners required we eat it, turning nothing away, lest we have a diplomatic incident. Actually the sludge they called coffee was a worse ordeal. The sacrifices I made for our country! LOL!

    But I didn't retch, and it lowered my resistance to escargot. So that when I returned to the US I tried some, although without the toast and sludge coffee. Properly done it can be quite good.
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    Oct 05, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    I LOVE garlic and onions!

    What Makes Onions and Garlic Special?

    Some scientists believe the components in onions and garlic called allyl sulfides and bioflavonoids may be key to the research observations of generally lower incidence of cancer and heart disease in people who consume large amounts of garlic and onions, compared with those who eat less.

    Nutritional Support for Cancer Prevention

    A study from the National Cancer Institute found that eating 10 grams (approximately two teaspoons) or more of garlic, onions or scallions a day was associated with a statistically significantly lower risk of prostate cancer for the participants in the study.

    A study conducted at Case Western Reserve University indicated that garlic may help reduce the occurrence rate of pre-cancerous tumors (polyps) in the large intestine.

    Garlic and Onions for Detoxification

    Many cancers are thought to be caused by damage to DNA, often induced by environmental toxins. A study conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that eating a teaspoon of fresh garlic and a half cup of onions per day increases the levels of a key enzyme for removing toxins in the blood cells of healthy women. The authors of this study believed that men would require a higher dose on average for the same effect, because of their larger body size.

    Read Why You Need to Detoxify 24 Hours a Day

    Another study, conducted in Scotland, found that eating sautéed onions increases the resistance of the blood cells to DNA damage.

    Garlic and Cholesterol

    While a highly publicized clinical trial at Stanford University found that garlic did not lower cholesterol levels in healthy people with moderately elevated cholesterol, previous studies have indicated that garlic is more likely to produce beneficial effects on cholesterol in women than in men, and in patients with diabetes or heart disease than in healthy individuals.
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    Oct 05, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
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    buddycat said
    Art_Deco said
    buddycat saidConch was the grossest thing I ate. I am not that adventurous to eat something like tripe or something.

    Why is conch gross? It's one of the official foods of the Florida Keys. Key West is known as the Conch Republic. I love conch chowder, it looks & tastes very similar to Manhattan clam chowder, I always have it when down in the Keys.

    It wasn't gross, I guess some would think that since it is a large snail. I am just not that adventurous. I have eaten octopus but don't really consider it gross since it is the norm in some places like Greece.

    Speaking of snail, I also enjoy escargot. So I guess that's another delicacy that's disgusting to some.

    I've found 2 places in the Fort Lauderdale area that do it very well, and at reasonable cost, not more than having a shrimp cocktail. Although I first had escargot under duress.

    I was attending a "friendship" dinner in communist East Berlin in 1979 for Allied Officers from the US, UK, France and the USSR. That old WWII "allied" designation was still officially in effect in the Divided City.

    The Soviet Officers were our hosts, though hardly our friends. In this cold marble, early 1800s neo-Classical columned temple of a great hall where we sat at a long banquet table, great dim chandeliers above us.

    We were brought this thing described to us as "snail toast". I didn't want to eat that! icon_razz.gif But protocol and good manners required we eat it, turning nothing away, lest we have a diplomatic incident. Actually the sludge they called coffee was a worse ordeal. The sacrifices I made for our country! LOL!

    But I didn't retch, and it lowered my resistance to escargot. So that when I returned to the US I tried some, although without the toast and sludge coffee. Properly done it can be quite good.


    Escargot was something I learned early in my Gay life!

    I was 19 or so. An innocent farm boy LOL. I was invited to a posh restaurant with my more mature BF who was 35. I actually loved it from the get go.

    The one thing I still find disgusting is lutefisk.

    This is pretty much my experience: