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Aug 22nd, 2003, 11:47 PM
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You expect me to eat that???

When I was 10 years old, my dad took me to Spain for the first time. He took me out to a very nice restaurant in Sevilla. I told him I wanted pasta for dinner. When the meal arrived, I looked down at a plate full of baby eels! YUCK! What is the most exotic meal you have had abroad?
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 01:01 AM
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"What's the most adventurous food you've ever tried..."
Calamari, there is another thread going on this subject; search on this title. You might want to add your pasta story there.
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 01:29 AM
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(gagging...)
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 02:29 AM
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Baby eels are OK, except that they wiggle a lot and tickle on the way down.

BTW baby eels are called "elvers".
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 02:47 AM
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It's when they come back out of you that you have to worry!
 
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 05:15 AM
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Thank you everyone for the delightful way you have just made my coffee go down.
 
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:34 AM
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Ahhhh......

We have so many well-eeled, eelectric personalities on this forum. What would I do without you all?

(grin)
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:45 AM
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Aren't baby eels from the feet of British babies? Sounds rather ghastly to even think about eating those.
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:47 AM
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eww capo
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 12:48 PM
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capo-eels are those things that hang on eelephants! they are a taste treat in some far away lands
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 03:46 PM
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It actually was not as bad as haggas (sp?) and not as good as sea urchin.
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:36 PM
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Once, while stationed in Gordonia, we were offered undercooked splinel.
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:44 PM
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Goat in a bucket, in Mexico. Don't ask -- it was disgusting. For the rest of that trip the running joke was, "I'm so hungry, I could suck the hairs off a goat!"

In Japan I ate things I couldn't even name, and they were raw.
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Aug 24th, 2003, 08:17 AM
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Marilyn, O.K. I think you win!
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Aug 24th, 2003, 10:05 AM
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Thanks, Calamari (and what an appropriate name that is for this particular thread, although I share your love for it). I am afraid to ask what the prize is.
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Aug 24th, 2003, 05:20 PM
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I think it will definiately have to be something served in a bucket.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 03:39 PM
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Marilyn

Will you be serving anything from a bucket at the forderite soiree?
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Aug 27th, 2003, 04:00 PM
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I wasn't planning to, Calamari, but do you think our adventurous fodors gourmets would appreciate "Cabrito Rico a la bucket"? (That's "boo-kay" as the woman on the BBC sitcom says.)
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PS I heard a rumor (well, ok, I read it on another post) that you are thinking of gracing our soiree with your lovely presence. Since it is a potluck, I would look forward to one of your specialties, calamari fritti perhaps? You are welcome to use my kitchen to prepare it!
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Logandog, I just quickly read your post and thought it said Spaniel!!! All I could think about was my furry friend at home! YIKES. My grandfather was from the old country (Poland) and loved pigs feet--blech!!
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