Friday Faithfuls — Foods: Yes and No

Jim Adams, in his Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Friday Faithfuls prompt has asked us to share the weirdest foods that you have ever eaten, or some foods that you would never even think about trying.

I am a fairly adventurous eater. There are very few foods I haven’t at least tried. I love nigiri sushi (raw fish on a small mount of rice), raw clams and oysters on the half shell, escargot (snails), streamed Maryland blue crabs, most varieties of fish, and, of course beef, bison, chicken, lamb, and pork.I’ve even tried frog’s legs, rattlesnake, alligator, but I would not make a habit of it.

There are some things I refuse to even try, like insects, Rocky mountain oysters (bull testicles), and most organ meats, like beef brains, sweetbreads (thymus and pancreas from calves or lambs), and chitlins (pig intestines).

That said, I have had and don’t mind one kind of organ meat: calve’s liver (fried with onions, mushrooms, and bacon — yum), and chopped chicken liver.

So, there you have it: foods I do and would eat, and “foods” I don’t and would not eat.

11 thoughts on “Friday Faithfuls — Foods: Yes and No

  1. newepicauthor October 28, 2022 / 1:59 pm

    You are much more adventurous than I am Fandango. Thanks for joining in with your varied cuisine.

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    • Fandango October 28, 2022 / 8:08 pm

      Eww. I’d imagine it would be tough, leathery.


      • donmatthewspoetry October 28, 2022 / 9:27 pm

        I’ve never been game to try it yet. Here’s what they say:

        The downside of kangaroo being so lean, however, is that without fat running through the meat, it can easily become dry and tough if it’s overcooked, and very chewy if it’s undercooked

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  2. Stine Writing and Miniatures October 28, 2022 / 5:28 pm

    I worked at a restaurant for about six years that had Liver and Onions every Thursday night. It smelled sooooooo good carrying it out and we sold out every week. I decided one day to give it a try. One bite…I couldn’t handle the consistency of it. I had to spit it out, I couldn’t even swallow it. Too bad because I don’t think it was the taste that was bad!

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  3. Carol anne October 30, 2022 / 1:32 pm

    Liver is good! I like it too! ❤ I'd never try insects though! Snails, nope, nope to raw fish too!

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  4. leigha66 November 6, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    Beef liver and onions is yummy! How do you feel about haggis? Don’t think I could ever try it knowingly.

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  5. Holistic Dogcare December 15, 2022 / 8:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious. I would really love to taste it 😋

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