Saturday, April 7, 2007

Disgusting things to eat... or NOT eat

Don't read this if you've recently eaten... or if you plan to eat anything at all in the near future.
If I were ever to become the richest person on the planet, I would invite all you guys to a big annual feast, where we could all chat and have tons o' fun for many hours.
But this got me thinking, it would be hard to come up with dishes we could all agree on.
Each of us has a particular food we absolutely despise.
Morgen hates beets. (Can't say I blame him.)
Somebody hates black olives, but I can't remember who... (I love olives)
Matt-Man hates pork chops. (I like them if they're done properly).
I remember somebody hated mushrooms... who was that? (I like mushrooms)
Aisby hates ketchup. (I love ketchup).
Didn't somebody hate avocados? (I don't like avocados either).
Mr. Fab hates peanut butter. (I like it, especially with chocolate).
And if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you already know how I feel about onions. I honestly think I must be allergic to them or something. I react that violently to them.
I also hate mayonnaise. Bleccchh.

So, anyway, let's try to find some things we ALL hate, so we can at least agree what NOT to have at our blogger-feast.

Here are some ideas on things we can all hate together:

1) Animal penises. Apparently this is popular in China. Dog penises, snake penises, donkey penises.... Read all about it.
2) Casu Marzu. It's a type of cheese that has maggots in it-- ON PURPOSE. The cheese rots and the maggots make it slimy. Sometimes people actually choose to eat it when the maggots are still in there, wiggling away. Here's a wikipedia article about it, if you dare.
3) Squirrel brains, broiled puppies, eyeballs, and testicles. Read about that here.

So, are we all in agreement so far? Yes?
Once you all regain your appetites after that, we can start planning a menu of things we DO like.
If I ever regain MY appetite, that is.


Irish Church Lady :) said...

I came across some pics of some of what I call disgusting looking foods from the Philippines the other day. I've been thinking about blogging about it too.

Here's the site if you're interested. Go to around Mar 31 or before. My Sarisari Store

Warning: some nasty looking food

Morgen said...

On your list of foods we can all agree to hate: I have actually eaten one of the items.

Or in a six-word story:

Disgusting foods
yet I tried one.

Fortunately, it was NOT the maggoty cheese. That's just GROSS!

Fly baby cheese
makes me gag.

Travis said...


Maggoty cheese? On purpose?

I may hurl.

Wait...snakes have penises??

That's just weird.

Lynda said...

I don't know. Animal penises seem like they would be something Mr. Fab would try.

Can't we just lay out a table and have people pick and choose at the feast? See how I assume I am invited. LOL.

Janna said...

Irish Church Lady: I'm almost afraid to look!

Morgen: You tried the Rocky Mountain Oysters, right? Or was it squirrel brains... I can't remember. It was one of those weird Kentucky things. (Er, I mean, one of those 'special cultural delicacies'...)

Travis: Actually, the article says that snakes have TWO penises. (?!?!) I'll just take their word for it, rather than checking for myself.

Lynda: Of COURSE you are invited!
So what you're saying is we could have a potluck? That way, people who WANTED to eat donkey penises could just bring their own. They might not even have to share! :)

Meloncutter said...

I am thinking Liver should be in there somewhere. Fried nuts aint bad if yer drunk. I work with a lady I am pretty sure eats penis on a regular basis. I haven't tried it though.

Interesting post.

Later Y'all

Morgen said...

Rocky Mountain Oysters
yes, Mo ate.

Snakes have two penises?
Who knew?!?

Tired yet
of six word stories?

Cheesy said...

Ok that should be enough to keep me out of the grandbabies Easter candy... my ass thanks you! lol

Danielle said...

Nasty sounds like the menu on that show Fear Factor.
I like a lot of foods but will pass on kimchi (fermented cabbage).

Janna said...

Meloncutter: I completely agree with you about the LIVER thing. Blecchh!

Morgen: Not sure whether to congratulate you or run away...

Cheesy: You're welcome! :)

Danielle: OMG, it DOES sound like Fear Factor, doesn't it??

Turnbaby said...

Oh my--well i AM an adventurous eater--are pig brains and cow tongues and sweetbreads and liver etc growing up.

When I dated the Veterinarian (such a sweet man) he'd sometimes bring home the treasure of freshly harvested calf testicles--I gotta tell ya--fried up with some cream gravy--Yum--that's good eatin there folks--slurp!


Janna said...

Turnbaby: OMG!!! Somehow the image of testicles in cream gravy... doesn't... well, let's just say it doesn't sound real appetizing. (pardon me while I twitch).
Glad you liked it, though.

Michael said...

Here via Pointless Drivel blog.

I agree on the list of items we can all hate to eat. I hate cheese with the blue bits in let along maggots!

I also cannot stand peanut butter or olives,

Lynda said...

Exactly and OMG you call it a potluck too!! Since I moved to Indiana, everyone calls it a pitch-in, but I grew up in California with potlucks.

Morgen said...

now thanks to Turnbaby, I can't get cream of calf testicles out of my mind....
... oh, and Lynda - us real mid-westerners (Hoosiers don't count...) still say "pot-luck"

onionboy said...

it's me who hates black olives! me me me me me!

Janna said...

Michael: Hi! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I'm not a big fan of blue cheese myself. Hard to get past the fact that the blue stuff is mold, y'know? :P

Lynda: I've never heard the term "Pitch-In". We've always called it a potluck here in Michigan!

Morgen: "Real midwesterners"... LOL!

Onionboy: Yes, and it appears you have plenty of company! Michael hates them too, and so does Allie!

amisare waswerebeen said...

Mushrooms...don't forget mushrooms.

Janna said...

Amisare: Ah, so you're the mushroom hater! :) I knew we had at least one around here somewhere. You're not alone, I have a few friends who hate them too.

Morgen said...

is new banner
tiger sans penis?

Janna said...

Morgen: Couldn't get close enough to check! :)