(Closed) What do you LOVE to eat that other people think is gross?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 77
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah I pretty much eat all kinds of weird stuff. My Fiance thinks its weird that I put jam and cheddar cheese on my toast. Other weird stuff, all dark greens ever no matter what, brussel sprouts (could eat them every meal), anything salty and sweet together, all kinds of offal, millions of kinds of sushi. I think it comes from eating out all the time in NYC, at this point nothing seems even remotely weird to me. 

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m glad I’m not the only one that likes beef tongue tacos (tacos de lengua in Spanish).

I also love green Spanish olives stuffed with pimiento and can eat them straight out of the jar and feta cheese straight from the tub.

 

Post # 79
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmmmm, lets see. I could eat my weight in seafood: from calamari, to sushi (especially giant surf clam,) to raw oysters, mussels, octopus, salted cod, sardines….I’m Italian. We like the sea.

Some of my weirder stuff? I love brains n’ eggs (Charleston, SC anyone?) fried chicken gizzards and love to eat the boiled liver of the turkey after I’ve made gravy stock. I love liverwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage…Ah hell, I’d probably eat anything short of belut. 

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ll try anything at least once! I love it when whatever I’m eating looks like the thing in it’s “whole” form.  I love shrimp that actually looks like shrimp, heads on, tails on, eye balls lookin’ at me! I love the tentacles of calamari and octopus! Same goes for any meat.  I think it’s so appetizing when the ducks are hanging from the windows in vietnamese restaurants.  I love lamb on a spit! Even fruits and bread! Everything looks better whole! I know, it’s so weird :/

Post # 81
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@Jadite:  Uni is delicious. It’s so expensive though. 

Since moving to Japan, I’ve developed a taste for umeboshi (pickled plums), natto (fermented soy beans), and mentaiko (spicy roe of some fish, I’m not sure what).

I also like marmite, super salty black licorice, and kettle corn dipped in a mixture of hot sauce and soy sauce. 

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@Jabberwocky:  That just made me really hungry!

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@eimajleigh:  My best friend has a picture of herself at a restaurant in Italy and on the end of her fork is a baby octopus. And it was moving. I could never be the adventurous tourist when it comes to food. I will try all manner of things so long as they are a) not moving and b) preferably not meat, but I can deal. 

This one is quite common, but it grosses me out whenever the fiancé eats it: grap jelly. Just not my thing. I like grapes. But grape jelly, grape juice, wine — no, no, no!

Reading through a lot of these (the ones with actual listed ingredients, not the ones that have specific names because I don’t know the real names for combinations of ingredients that form a named dish), they sound unusual at first glance, but on thinking about them, they make perfect sense. Like cream cheese with jam — it’s like cheesecake, essentially, minus cups of sugar and butter. Bacon with sweet things — have ALWAYS put syrup on my bacon with pancakes and waffles. 

Sauerkraut is definitely not a weird one to me! LOVE sauerkraut. 

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@nutMeg13:  Peanut butter with celery was a FREQUENT snack as a kid. Ants on a log! It’s a classic! 

Oh, for the person who said hot sauce on popcorn, have you ever tried making stovetop popcorn using spicy olive oil? omg… There’s an olive oil and vinegar store in the mall here, all local products, and they cook samples to lure you in. Well, the smell of garlic roasted potatoes got us there, but since it was still cooking, we walked around tasting the different oils and vinegars, and one of the samples was spicy popcorn. It was INCREDIBLE. Also, pomegranate vinegar, white peach cranberry vinegar, coconut oil with lime vinegar — all so amazing. I could live in that place!

So, my weird thing? I don’t feel like anything is particuarly weird, really. I mean, I love a lot of what people have listed as strange, so I can’t think of anything unique! I DO love milk (whole milk with ice) with ANY food. Not like dipping it, but as my beverage of choice. I LOVE milk and think it’s perfect with any meal or snack! 

Really, I can’t think of anything!

Post # 84
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@ellisrobertson:  Oh my god, that store sounds magical.  I wish we had one.

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Haggis- i have been having cravings for Haggis with this pegnancy and im so upset im not allowed to eat it.

Calves/lambs liver with onion gravy

i dip chocolate bars in my cup of tea

Marmite on pasta

Tomato sause sandwiches

 

 

 

Post # 86
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I also love kibbe nayeh (Lebanese dish)! Its raw lamb with onions, bulgar wheat, and spices! AMAZING!

Post # 87
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I LOVE to eat soft pretzels and dip them in cream cheese. I am from a Philly suburb and it is a popular thing to eat around there. I moved to FI’s hometown in NJ and when I do it everyone thinks I am so weird and it’s so digusting (until they try it). My high school used to have packets of cream cheese sitting next to the soft pretzels so to me it’s a normal thing to eat.

Not that weird, but Fiance and I also love sushi. Most of our friends think it’s disgusting and refuse to try it and make fun of us when we eat it.

Post # 88
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh my god you guys. I am so grossed out by everything in this thread lmao. I’m a weird eater, but I don’t eat anything like what’s in here.

Post # 89
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This is very bad *i know* but I love putting sour cream on my white rice…it’s delicious!

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Huge fan of fried chicken gizzards…grilled beef tongue (yakiniku style), jellyfish, sea urchin, sashimi, raw salmon sashimi, raw oysters, stinky tofu, kimchee, roasted brussel sprouts

Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

I love sauerkraut and pickled red cabbage, also love pickled green tomatoes…

For weirder stuff, I grew up eating cream cheese and green olive sandwiches, thinking that was normal.  I also mix cottage cheese and salsa together and eat it with veggies.  I used to eat cream cheese and jam sammies, too!  Liverwurst is a big one….I put ketchup on popcorn sometimes…rilletts are awesome (similar to pate), as is all sushi.  

I am into molecular gastronomy which is a bit out there for most people- like when chefs make foods into foams and powders, or make fluids spherical and suspended in crazy liquids, shatter them with liquid nitrogen, etc.

But mainly I just eat a bunch of random stuff together most of the time.  I fear bringing my lunch to work most days because it is just the weirdest mix of veggies, cheese, and other flavors happening.

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