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#64510 - 04/17/02 07:45 PM Re: omnivores  
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Dear wsieber: I searched for Chinese dairy products and found a site with some horned cows that looked like poor quality beef animals, and advertised only casein glue!


#64511 - 04/18/02 12:13 PM Re: omnivores  
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Of troy,

I had to eat Bird's nest soup once at the home of a beloved friend who was Chinese. I could not get past the mental image of spitting birds, so I struggled with that soup and really had to choke it down without enjoying it--and this from one who genuinely enjoys chittlin's! Go figure.

There has to be a word for that mental blocking mechanism that keeps you from doing what you know is harmless...

Best regards,
WW


#64512 - 04/18/02 04:00 PM Re: omnivores  
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as for me, i can't get past the smell of chittlins..

my dad was an orphan, and shunted, foster care like, from family to family(cousing, aunt & uncles, etc).. once grown, he resolved never to eat "variety meats" as organ meats are sometimes called.. or meat loaf either..

My mother loved liver, so we did have liver.. but never tripe, or tongue, or chittlins.. Mom also like -- (hiding from rubrick-- because i do not know how to spell this in irish) Crue beans.. or in english, pigs trotters, or feet.

we kids thought she should only eat them in the kitchen.. never in the dining room. we ate all of our meals in the dining room -- we has a small kitchen, large dining room and a family of 7


#64513 - 04/18/02 07:17 PM Re: omnivores  
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Dear WW: "I don't eat eyes" My brother used to get my mother's goat by calling tapioca pudding "fish-eye pudding"

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#64514 - 04/18/02 07:58 PM Re: omnivores  
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My brother used to get my mother's goat by calling tapioca pudding "fish-eye pudding"

My father put my brother off tapioca pudding forever by calling the little tapioca thingies "octopus eyes."



#64515 - 04/18/02 10:44 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca  
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It's not imaginary fish eyes that would bother me--it's the real things.

Sorry to be so chatty here.

So: To go to words...what do we call camel's eyes (Indiana Jones) and whale's eyes (Inuits). etc., for all eaten eyes?

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#64516 - 04/19/02 07:15 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca  
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i've eaten fish eyes..whole little dried anchovies, all crunch, sun dried to dark tropical tan.heads, eyes, and backbones still in place, and then served in a chili sause.. indonesian style. my table mates were not happy when they finally noticed.. but i was almost done..

i think of my self as a picky eater.. but mostly i don't like smoked or salted meat.. (salted fish is ok) so no ham, or corned beef, or smoked salmon, or kippers .. but bacala is good.. and so are anchovies.. and gravolox, and mexican? spanish? style cevishie(?)-- fish cured in lime juice and salt? served cold? not cooked, but cured by acid. (please correct me.. i know the words in red are wrong.. but can't find them )

but almost nothing smoked--and for the most part, i'll try anything.. once.


#64517 - 04/19/02 09:18 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca  
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Gravolox, gravalox, gravlox = filleted salmon marinaded in salt,sugar, a half dozen spices, orange juice, lemon juice and brandy. Sounds good. Nothing to be finicky about.

seviche
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a Latin American dish consisting of small pieces of raw fish or shellfish marinated in lime juice with chilies, chopped tomatoes, and herbs: it is served chilled, often as an appetizer



#64518 - 04/19/02 10:22 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca  
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Although I've heard of the addition of lemon juice, I've never heard of orange juice and brandy on gravlox, but I suppose the possibilities are endless.

wwh - I had unagi the other day and it seemed the smoking and basting in soy sauce removed any of the distinct flavors of the eel, but I guess I wouldn't yet know.

"salmon roe" seems to be a bit too real as I chew them.


#64519 - 04/20/02 12:16 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca  
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Dear musick: in searching for the possible spelling of gravlox, I found over a dozen recipes. I don't remember anything like it at Ola's, fifty years ago the only place in Boston for smörgåsbord.


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