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Nan D Arnold
May 25th, 2010, 03:27 PM
I love exotic foods and have had to learn to cook from scratch since I've seldom lived anywhere near a Turkish or Indian (Punjabi especially) restaurant for instance. Thank goodness for Penzey Spices catalog

Anyone else out there in the same boat?

Nan

Shelley Munro
May 25th, 2010, 03:52 PM
My husband and I also enjoy exotic foods. We tend to try to cook ours - mainly because we're usually on a budget and trying to save to visit exotic locales!

Shelley

Nan D Arnold
May 25th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I'd rather read about exotic locales and eat the food offered there. A homebody with exotic tastebuds I suppose. And trying to get my dear hubby to try anything other than smothered chicken is a real trial. Fortunately, he's not yet bought into the "anything fried" mantra so prevalent where we live.
Nan

Nan D Arnold
May 26th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Anybody out there enjoyed Turkish coffee? I once heard it described as hot as fire, dark as night, and sweet as love (after adding sugar). That sums it up, other than it's delicious and quite the high octane brew.

Cara Bristol
June 1st, 2010, 06:13 PM
I like to try different fruits. I recently went to Thailand where I tried Mangosteen (looks like an eyeball), Litchi, Durian (also called stinky fruit. It tastes good, but smells like a sewer), and Pomelo (my favorite. Like a grapefruit only not bitter).

Nan D Arnold
June 1st, 2010, 10:29 PM
Wow, an eyeball, hmmm. But I'll try just about anything (except sushi). I'd like to try them all.
Nan

Cara Bristol
June 1st, 2010, 11:27 PM
I used to be a "picky eater" when I was younger. As I've gotten older, I've become more adventurous and willing to try new things. I look at it this way: if I try something and I like it, I'll have it to eat for the rest of my life. If I try something and I don't like it, it's one bad meal out of approximately 87,000 meals I'll have during my life. However, safety comes first. I never eat anything I think might not be safe to eat. I travel a lot and I never eat from street vendors no matter how good it smells/looks (although the scorpions-on-a-stick in Beijing were easy to pass up).

Nan D Arnold
June 2nd, 2010, 10:29 AM
I agree about "safety" when traveling. And, stop me before I "clip" again, I keep clipping and clipping recipes for exotic foods, fully three quarters I don't prepare. Am I a horder?
Nan

Elizabeth Black
June 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
I had marinated elk once and it was delicious.

I would love to eat ants someday. I hear they taste like lemon because of the formic acid.

Cara Bristol
June 2nd, 2010, 04:20 PM
I've had quite a few game meats including elk, venison (deer), moose, wild turkey, and a wild boar. What's great about game meat is it's naturally low in fat, even better than chicken. I've also had crocodile, squid, escargot and frog legs. I'd like to try ostrich. I hear it's a red meat that's low in fat.

Elizabeth Black
June 2nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
I've had quite a few game meats including elk, venison (deer), moose, wild turkey, and a wild boar. What's great about game meat is it's naturally low in fat, even better than chicken. I've also had crocodile, squid, escargot and frog legs. I'd like to try ostrich. I hear it's a red meat that's low in fat.

Ostrich is very tasty and yes it's low in fat. I had an ostrich burger a few years ago. I've also like you had venison, squid, escargot and frog legs. Other tasty game meats I've had are turtle (turtle soup - tastes like beef to me), buffalo (sweeter than beef), quail and pheasant. I love game.

Nan D Arnold
June 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM
I ate chocolate covered ants once (on a dare) crunchy is best I can remember but I wouldn't do it again. And, no, did not taste like chicken!
Nan

Daniella Ivette
June 17th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I would love to eat ants someday. I hear they taste like lemon because of the formic acid.

Then you'd love going to Colombia, where they serve them roasted :roflmao: They take off the feet and tummy, and make you eat 'em whole. Taste like peanuts, lol.

Nan, have you heard of Kopi Luwak? After The Bucket List movie, I'd been thinking of trying it if I ever find it...

Last year I ate roasted snake (we were camping). Weirdly, tasted like grilled chicken.

Nan D Arnold
June 18th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Gotta say, once was enough for me and the chocolate saved me.
Nan