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Prowler
06-14-2017, 10:40 AM
So yeah, what kind of food do you mostly eat? I mostly eat ordinary stuff: chicken, turkey, pork, steak, hamburgers, tuna, pasta, rice, vegetables, salad, bread, french fries, salmon, cheese, yogurt, nuts, etc.

I mostly eat grilled chicken. Probably my most common thing to have for lunch/dinner.

What about stuff you don't like? I wouldn't say I'm picky per se but don't really tend to adventure myself much. I personally can't stand spicy food since it is just unpleasant to get your tongue/mouth burnt from eating. I'm also not a big fan of overtly sweat or salty food. The only sweat I really like is ice cream.

Andrew NDB
06-14-2017, 11:56 AM
Meat, meat, meat. Rice, sparingly. I don't care for pasta at all and don't really care about breads. Burgers are bomb, crab, lobster, clams, muscles are bomb. I detest sweets. All veggies are cool except celery.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 11:59 AM
No shellfish. No olives. No caffeine.
Little to no carbonated soda.

Trying, and often failing, at eating a balanced diet.

Prowler
06-14-2017, 12:36 PM
Meat, meat, meat. Rice, sparingly. I don't care for pasta at all and don't really care about breads. Burgers are bomb, crab, lobster, clams, muscles are bomb. I detest sweets. All veggies are cool except celery.
I've honestly never tried crab, lobster, clams or muscles. The only non-fish sea food I've tried was shrimp, squid and octopus. Octopus is awesome!

What kind of meat have you guys eaten besides the typical ones? I've eaten rabbit, duck, dear, reindeer, moose, whale and lamb.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 12:36 PM
After drinking some coffee and water. I never drink anything else. I have oatmeal almost every morning as the first thing I eat. I also have a banana or apple with it. For added flavor I toss the fruit in the bowl or add cinnamon. Once in awhile I'll add a good flavored protein powder if I have it. Around mid day I have some turkey or ham with either bread or sweet potato and some kind of a veg. My later in the day diet is more random. Weekends are really random.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 12:40 PM
What kind of meat have you guys eaten besides the typical ones? I've eaten rabbit, duck, dear, reindeer, moose, whale and lamb.

Ostrich, kangaroo, alligator, rattlesnake, pigeon, and boar.

I wouldn't say that any of those are something I'd make a regular part of my diet.

Prowler
06-14-2017, 12:43 PM
Ostrich, kangaroo, alligator, rattlesnake, pigeon, and boar.

I wouldn't say that any of those are something I'd make a regular part of my diet.
There used to be an Australian restaurant in my city back when it hosted the 1998 world fair. It served kangaroo and crocodile meat if I recall.

Boar? That's not so uncommon, I'd say. I'd like to eat that someday so I could feel like a Gaul.

Pigeon? Dunno if I'd eat that. Pigeons tend to carry several diseases. Unless you mean other type of pigeon.

What did rattlesnake taste like? I'm curious.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 12:45 PM
There used to be an Australian restaurant in my city back when it hosted the 1998 world fair. It served kangaroo and crocodile meat if I recall.

Boar? That's not so uncommon, I'd say. I'd like to eat that someday so I could feel like a Gaul.

Pigeon? Dunno if I'd eat that. Pigeons tend to carry several diseases. Unless you mean other type of pigeon.

What did rattlesnake taste like? I'm curious.

I wouldn't consider lamb uncommon, but...it still made the list.

Rattlesnake wasn't worth the trouble. You've got to par-boil it to get it off the bones. And it just tasted...gamey.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 12:46 PM
I've honestly never tried crab, lobster, clams or muscles. The only non-fish sea food I've tried was shrimp, squid and octopus. Octopus is awesome!

What kind of meat have you guys eaten besides the typical ones? I've eaten rabbit, duck, dear, reindeer, moose, whale and lamb.

I lived in Alaska for a couple years as a child. My family was gifted some meat. I was told it was Sea Lion and also Whale meat. I've had elk, bear, yak, salmon, and bison. Anyone ever have turtle soup or shark fin soup?

Prowler
06-14-2017, 12:51 PM
I wouldn't consider lamb uncommon, but...it still made the list.

Rattlesnake wasn't worth the trouble. You've got to par-boil it to get it off the bones. And it just tasted...gamey.
I guess it depends on the country or area you live. Lamb meat isn't that easily found in restaurants here. Can't say I've had lots of opportunities to try it. I only remember eating it at foreign hotels.

I suppose rabbit and duck aren't that uncommon either but I added them just in case.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 12:51 PM
Nah, I try to make it a point to avoid eating apex predators when I can.

Candy Kappa
06-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Not enough fish and veggies in my diet, but I try.

As for uncommon meat. I've not eaten a lot of weird stuff, but less common: wild turkey, horse, pidgeon, squid, eel, swordfish, boar and ants. Flatfish, wolf fish, moose, wild sheep, rabbit and deer are fairly common in Norway to eat.

Prowler
06-14-2017, 01:01 PM
Nah, I try to make it a point to avoid eating apex predators when I can.
Including swordfish? :)

IndigoErth
06-14-2017, 01:17 PM
Likewise, not adventurous with food and a bit picky, so mostly just normal stuff. I do however love spicy stuff, provided there is no onion. Or other crud I can't stand, but esp onion.

I attempt to try to eat a little healthier now. Though I only like certain veggies and not much seafood.

What kind of meat have you guys eaten besides the typical ones? I've eaten rabbit, duck, dear, reindeer, moose, whale and lamb.
Mostly just bison. I think I may have had deer (or some kind of deer critter) jerky or something once...?


My current diet so far today... a couple small leftover slices of pizza from yesterday, and right now a bowl of blueberries and a slice of awesome bitey sharp cheese.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 01:22 PM
Not enough fish and veggies in my diet, but I try.

As for uncommon meat. I've not eaten a lot of weird stuff, but less common: wild turkey, horse, pidgeon, squid, eel, swordfish, boar and ants. Flatfish, wolf fish, moose, wild sheep, rabbit and deer are fairly common in Norway to eat.

Ants, now that sounds wild! Alive? Or in one of those lollipops sold at stores? I would like to try Fugu one day.

Candy Kappa
06-14-2017, 01:24 PM
Living on the southern coast of Norway, blue Mussels and scallops are pretty common. I love most seafood I've eaten, except for crap. I can have shrimps and prawns and other edible shellfish, but not ordinary crab. But I rarely eat seafood since my mom hated it, it's just become a habit of eating other things instead.

Ants, now that sounds wild! Alive? Or in one of those lollipops sold at stores? I would like to try Fugu one day.

Alive, you can also put them in your tea for flavor.

Prowler
06-14-2017, 01:27 PM
Anyone else had snails here? I had once when I was 10 years old. They were OK, but many people are grossed out by them.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Living on the southern coast of Norway, blue Mussels and scallops are pretty common. I love most seafood I've eaten, except for crap. I can have shrimps and prawns and other edible shellfish, but not ordinary crab. But I rarely eat seafood since my mom hated it, it's just become a habit of eating other things instead.



Alive, you can also put them in your tea for flavor.

Do you gather them outside yourself or buy from a market? What is the flavor?

Candy Kappa
06-14-2017, 01:30 PM
Never tried snail. I kinda want to, but I'm not sure if I'd pay money for it. I'd try any meat to be honest, if someone offered lion steak, I'd eat it just to try it.

Do you gather them outside yourself or buy from a market? What is the flavor?

Nah, it's no marked for it. It's basically a emergency sweetener/flavoring if you're in the woods and got some brew and forgot to bring some actual sweeteners or lemon juice.

Cure
06-14-2017, 01:37 PM
I can tell you what I DON'T eat. I'm not into seafood or pasta, but everything else is cool with me.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 01:37 PM
Never tried snail. I kinda want to, but I'm not sure if I'd pay money for it. I'd try any meat to be honest, if someone offered lion steak, I'd eat it just to try it.



Nah, it's no marked for it. It's basically a emergency sweetener/flavoring if you're in the woods and got some brew and forgot to bring some actual sweeteners or lemon juice.

Oh. I'd try ants for sure. :)

My Dad use to go "frogging." He would fry them and like the saying goes it tasted like chicken. We ate the legs only.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 01:41 PM
There's just a certain texture profile that I cannot abide, and and most seafood falls into that category. It's that weird gummy texture of shrimp. And I'd imagine that snails have that when cooked....so no. Yeah no.

The more for the rest of you!

Now one thing I DO like that a lot of people don't, is cheese.
The stinker, runnier, and pungent the better.

Candy Kappa
06-14-2017, 01:44 PM
I love cheese, and I've grown more fond of more aged cheese as well. I guess it's a sign of getting older :lol: Cheese Nights, cheese and crackers and a cheesy movie have become a staple when friends out of town visits.

Prowler
06-14-2017, 01:47 PM
There's actually that many people who don't like cheese? Next thing you're telling me lots of people don't like chocolate or ice cream.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 01:49 PM
There's actually that many people who don't like cheese? Next thing you're telling me lots of people don't like chocolate or ice cream.

A lot of people can't eat cheese, and a lot of people don't like the kind of cheese I'm talking about. We're talking about the runny stuff that smells like feet.

IndigoErth
06-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Yeah... runny doesn't sound too appetizing to me. lol

Best stuff in the world in my book...a dry, crumbly, extra super sharp cheddar. The Amish in this region make some good stuff, and partly the influence on my cheese preferences. Although have a fresh bar of that Cabot Vermont brand extra sharp which is also a contender.

Beyond that, I like swiss on turkey subs/sandwiches. (But it must be a chewy roll only, I don't like mushy breads.) American imo only belongs on grilled cheese and burgers.

You aren't a real North Easterner/Mid-Atlantic (Atlantin?) if you only like dull cheese. :P




WORST I have probably ever tried though... My sister uses one of those delivery services where she picks from a selection of foods each week or so, a lot of them more 'natural.' She tried this goat cheese once... Holy hell. My mom got me to taste a tiny little piece of it. My honest description: The flavor of burnt melted plastic that has sat in an attic for 20 years and someone rubbed their butt on it. With a nice barfy after taste. I don't know who likes melted plastic ass cheese, but they can keep it.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-14-2017, 02:18 PM
I will eat almost anything at least once. Mostly my diet is sandwiches a lot o ffrozen foods, fast food and soups as well as grilled pork, chicken, or beef and potatoes or other veggies. I LOVE fruits of almost any kind, and seafood. Crab is my fave seafood, but most fish, and shrimp or clams and scallops are up there too. Love pasta, rice or breads- and cheese too.

I've tried several types of sushi including octopus and eel. Tried elk jerky, and I enjoy venison when I can get it. Tried dove once but it's too much trouble imo. Too much work for the amount of meat. I also have had swordfish, and when I can get it, I have an AWESOME baked shark steak recipe! I've had wild turkey and duck, crawfish, frog legs once, and fried oysters.

Andrew NDB
06-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Octopus and squid tastes like tough, chewy nothings. No thanks. Shrimp is de-licious but no way I'm sitting there peeling them if they come with the skins on them.

Cheese? I love some nice pepperjack. Especially on chips. I'm very lactose intolerant, probably a result of years of alcohol abuse, so I go pretty sparing on that. Lactose free milk is wonderful... it's so great to be able to drink milk again.

Meats I've had? All your basic ones, pork, chicken, goat, lamb, cow (cow tongue is my favorite!) and an elk steak and a bear steak at one point. I don't think anything crazier than that. I like salmon and stuffed tilapia, but I'm not super into regular fish meats. I don't like fish and chips.

CyberCubed
06-14-2017, 02:56 PM
I'm surprised so many people here mention pasta, I thought that's a relatively common food to eat? Spaghetti, pizza, cheese melted onto steak or other meat, it's all good.

TurtleWA
06-14-2017, 03:33 PM
I'm surprised so many people here mention pasta, I thought that's a relatively common food to eat? Spaghetti, pizza, cheese melted onto steak or other meat, it's all good.

Oh yeah melted cheese on almost any type of meat is so great. With some toasted bread and maybe a little tobacco or Siracha. But not lion as mentioned above. I am just not sure if I could do it. I would think of my pet cat. Might end up like Homer.

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MsMarvelDuckie
06-14-2017, 05:40 PM
Anyone like any really unusual foods? I'm fond of shark as I mentioned earlier.

ProactiveMan
06-14-2017, 10:16 PM
I buy kangaroo about once a month. It's very lean but quite strong tasting, and it smells fairly pungent when it's cooking. It's best if you marinate it in something to soften it up too, as it's pretty dense.

I like rabbit too, but I only eat that if I find it at a restaurant. I have no idea where to buy it raw.

I love seafood but I don't eat it very often. I mostly eat rice, pasta, vegetables, chicken, red meat, and nuts. I don't eat much pork, and I don't drink alcohol or carbonated drinks. I try to avoid fruit juice as well, but I probably drink it once a week.

plastroncafe
06-14-2017, 10:38 PM
I don't really much see the point of eating rabbit period but then again I don't much see the point of eating chicken wings either. A rabbit is basically in an animal entirely made of chicken wings

Unless we're talking about one of those German Giants.

CyberCubed
06-14-2017, 11:58 PM
People really eat shark and kangaroo? I thought eating frog legs was bad, but this thread is an eye opener. Why would you want to put that stuff in your body?

Makes me sick just thinking about it.

Prowler
06-15-2017, 12:45 AM
I'm surprised so many people here mention pasta, I thought that's a relatively common food to eat? Spaghetti, pizza, cheese melted onto steak or other meat, it's all good.
Yeah, I've never met anyone in real life who doesn't like pasta. My brother doesn't like rice much which I find a bit odd as well.

I don't really much see the point of eating rabbit period but then again I don't much see the point of eating chicken wings either. A rabbit is basically in an animal entirely made of chicken wings

Unless we're talking about one of those German Giants.
Yeah I don't like rabbit meat, much. Too boney. Same for lamb.

Octopus and squid tastes like tough, chewy nothings. No thanks. Shrimp is de-licious but no way I'm sitting there peeling them if they come with the skins on them.

Cheese? I love some nice pepperjack. Especially on chips. I'm very lactose intolerant, probably a result of years of alcohol abuse, so I go pretty sparing on that. Lactose free milk is wonderful... it's so great to be able to drink milk again.

Meats I've had? All your basic ones, pork, chicken, goat, lamb, cow (cow tongue is my favorite!) and an elk steak and a bear steak at one point. I don't think anything crazier than that. I like salmon and stuffed tilapia, but I'm not super into regular fish meats. I don't like fish and chips.
Yeah, I don't eat fish that often, either asides from tuna and salmon. Most fish is not as filling as meat is and it tends to be quite pricey as well. Plus, I hate cooking fish.

Do you guys eat a lot of red meat? I really don't. I'll eat cow meat not more than once or twice a week, really. As for pork(not red, but a bit high on cholesterol), I try not to indulge in it as well since it's bad for you. Why are so many tasty foods so bad for you? It's not fair :(

ProactiveMan
06-15-2017, 02:17 AM
I don't really much see the point of eating rabbit period but then again I don't much see the point of eating chicken wings either. A rabbit is basically in an animal entirely made of chicken wings
Unless we're talking about one of those German Giants.

Haha, that's true but I like chicken wings as well. I guess I like my meals to be a project.

People really eat shark and kangaroo? I thought eating frog legs was bad, but this thread is an eye opener. Why would you want to put that stuff in your body?

Makes me sick just thinking about it.

Lots of people eat shark - it's a pretty common ingredient in fish & chips. There are a lot of different kinds of shark. I wouldn't recommend eating a white pointer unless you feel that you're not getting enough mercury in your diet, but gummy sharks aren't much different to any other fish.

I don't see why kangaroo is weird either. They're grazers, they're plentiful, and they're low impact environmentally... and not that it matters but they're really stupid. I think eating pigs is worse. They eat all kinds of garbage, they're kept in horrible conditions, and they're very smart as far as animals go. It's like eating a dog.

Krutch
06-15-2017, 06:41 AM
Protein bars, protein shakes, veggies, and chicken.

Once a week I'll generally dive into a handful of gummy worms and a couple slices of pizza.

IndigoErth
06-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Agree on the wings, what's the point. Plus I'm picky enough that I'm not even going to eat half of what's on there if it's creepy texture, fatty, or whatnot.

Yeah, I've never met anyone in real life who doesn't like pasta. My brother doesn't like rice much which I find a bit odd as well.
My sister, now in her 30s, never liked pasta until recent years, but only in certain ways. Didn't really eat rice until an adult either.

Of course, she won't eat meat if it has bones in it either. Creeps her out. As odd as they may think my aversion to onion is (though she doesn't care for it either, if not as strongly), at least I have that on her. She'll never know what amazing BBQ ribs are like...

People really eat shark and kangaroo?
Think that's odd? Some cultures do, will or have in the past eaten dogs. Also, some South Americans (I think specifically Peru and Brazil?) think it is odd that we keep guinea pigs as pets...because they raise them for food.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-15-2017, 01:44 PM
Cubed, in case you don't realize it, sharks are fish, just like any other seafood fish sold. And they are far less "fishy" tasting than most. Kind of a delicate and sweet flavor actually. Better for you than most of the fish sold too. Never had shark fin soup but the filets/steaks are flakey, tender and have no bones to worry about. Just a bit of cartilage but that is usually cut out.

Indigo- you are correct! Guinea pigs are native to Peru and the Andes in general and have been raised as a staple food there for thousands of years. If anything, WE are the weird ones for keeping an oversized rodent poop-factory as pets! (Seriously. They are dumb compared to mist other rodents and do nothing but chew stuff up and poop. They are also kind of dirty for a rodent. Rats are much more fastedious and clean.....)

DarkFell
06-15-2017, 06:07 PM
I'm usually a hearty eater as there is a small selection of foods that I won't eat. Although broccoli and cauliflower aren't my favorite things to eat, I'll eat them, along with brussel sprouts if they're done well.

Meat, seafood, dairy, pasta, and most vegetables are alright with me.