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    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
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    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!

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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    Wow, an eyeball, hmmm. But I'll try just about anything (except sushi). I'd like to try them all.
    Nan
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    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).
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    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
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    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.


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    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!
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