It's Friday... and I'm in one of those moods. Thanks to Isiah Carey, I did some thinking today: what's the most grotesque (or weirdest) thing that I have ever eaten? This one is too easy - and there is more than just one thing too. I hate to put Isiah on blast, but dude used to eat pickled pig lips (yeah man, you should file charges on your Momma for food abuse). Wow... I do not make this stuff up. I can't touch that, but like Isiah, I used to eat this stuff:
Are chocolate covered grasshoppers a true snack or marketing scheme? I think that it's a marketing scheme. I ate one before - trying to impress a female - and I was not impressed. Neither was she. In fact, it wasn't quite gross, but it was a waste of good chocolate. And my stomach ached afterwards.
Now as a kid, I couldn't leave the table until I finished cleaning my plate. Mom was a great cook, but when Mom cooked something kind of exotic (and down right gross), I felt lucky to have a dog. Case in point, one day Mom cooked cow tongue. I can't believe that someone actually invented this as a meal, I mean c'mon, seriously. Look at it:
What else is Ewwwwww?
- Practically anything that Andrew Zimmern eats... dude loves to eat brains. Seriously. Yuk.
- Bone marrow. My neighbors Mom used to crunch on chicken bones, but then suck the marrow right out. She says that it is a good source of iron. It's also a good source of me never coming back over to visit you. Massive Yukness.
- Snacking on cockroaches, dining on worms and swallowing the still beating heart of a snake are traditions -- even delicacies in some countries. Sorry, it's Yuk.
- Squid. Yuk
- Liver. Yuk
- Oysters?? Nah, I LOVE OYSTERS