The Four Weirdest Things I Ever Ate

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I'm not really zany enough to be a regular on Freaky Eaters, but there's no doubt that my palate is as adventurous as my stomach is made of cast iron.

Maybe I could be an occasional guest star.

Anyway, here are my four weirdest edibles of all time.

(4) Ostrich burgers

My auntie Anita was nice enough to get me these, and they were, let's say, interesting in a fascinating kind of offbeat and unusual way, but I kept thinking about a large bird running in circles and crapping itself.

It was too bizarre to feel like I was biting into the Discovery Channel more than the Food Channel.

I'm so boring, I went back to plain old cow burgers pronto.

(3) Chicken hearts

This was at an amazing Brazilian steakhouse in Florida, where they bring you all kinds of meats on skewers until you die. (The key at these joints is to skip the initial meats they bring around and to pace yourself so you don't suffocate.)

The chicken hearts were actually the best thing they served -- tender, tasty, and absolutely pumpin'. A real blood feast.

(2) Roasted bone marrow

I was served this at an otherwise delightful restaurant tasting, and as I've described here before, this particular delicacy was way too Flintstones for my taste. It felt like picking at a dead pterodactyl.

And the wackiest of all...

(1) Carrot ices

It wasn't billed as such, but that's basically what it was (with some cardamom and coconut thrown in).

It tasted like something that was thrown out in an alleyway and froze to death.

Smashing the stuff into cold carrot soup made it look different, but it didn't taste any less ghastly.

Anyway, you?


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Yummm
Yummm

I had iguana once. It was tasty. It tasted somewhere between chicken and pork

Alessandro
Alessandro

Hot, smelly, unwashed Brooklyn ass. I'll never do that again, though it was tasty at the time!

Movielover
Movielover

Sounds a bit too natural.  The very faint smell of soap and nothing else is best!

BettyBoop
BettyBoop

Reindeer steak at Christmas time in Iceland.

Allan
Allan

I once tried alligator. I can only described the taste of alligator as having the initial flavor and feel of chicken followed by an aftertaste that said REPTILE! It was vile. 

I did enjoy snails, but then again it was swimming in herbs, garlic and butter. How can you go wrong with that kind of sauce. 

Caleb Hillman
Caleb Hillman

I once witnessed a cousin sucking the brains out of a deep fried squirrel head. Of course, that was after my aunt had deep fried every part of the poor creature. I believe this is the same night I got sick from eating fried chitterlings for the first time. I never ate them again. (Tallahatchie County circa 1970).  

Normadesmond
Normadesmond

weirdest things you ever ate? oh come on michael, one of those four had to have been some pig named ralph.

Natali
Natali

Funny coincidence that you posted this today since this afternoon, I happened to run into the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and while I had heard the name, I didn't know about the wild concoctions that make it so special. But I just wasn't adventurous enough to try something really outrageous and got a "Salty Pimp" instead.

Anyway, weirdest things I've ever eaten...hmm, I gotta give this one some thought because my palate is far too sophisticated to make me a "Meats N' Potatoes" kind of person (not a meat person at all) and yet, I can't seem to remember anything really out there. Not a picky eater (as evidenced by my weight) so I'll pretty much try anything as long as it doesn't contain meat, chicken or fish.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I'm kind of the same - as a vegetarian, there's pretty much no vegetable or mushroom I don't eat. But, at the same time, there's a line I can't cross - I wouldn't last very long on that show Bizarre Foods.

blogslut
blogslut

I've had rattlesnake meat, Buffalo burgers and a little thing we Texans call "prairie oysters". The snake and ahem, oysters, tasted like chicken. The Buffalo burger was surprisingly tasty.

Whorey Mary
Whorey Mary

My 4 would be--alligator tail with black bean sauce cooked in an earthenware, stewed sea cucumber, pan fried  cow's pancreas and finally, chicken feet at a dimsum restaurant. I must admit they were all delish to me!

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Horse Meat --- meaning actual horse.

I was 16 yrs old in France for the summer (school trip) in the '70's...in a restaurant.  They (the chaperones) didn't tell us what "it" was (meal pre-ordered) we thought it was "beef" and wolfed it down (cooked rare a la francais)...it wasn't bad, (actually good...they can make a flip-flop tasty) even after the disclosure.

Timmee
Timmee

Kangaroo sausage that a trick cooked for me in Sydney.

Movielover
Movielover

Though that might not be your fave, it's not exactly unusual (lesbians do it all the time!).

Movielover
Movielover

You are adventurous, Mikey!  I ate crawfish ice cream (with real crawfish) at a festival in Louisiana.  Sweet ice cream with that chewy meaty texture.  It was actually good, but it sounds yuck.

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