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Apr 6th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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warthog carpaccio at a French restaurant in the wine country north of Cape Town

delicate, a soft dusty pink color, and absolutely delicious
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Apr 10th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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A friend of mine who is from Vietnam made me blood once. It looked like jello o' blood. It was okay, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it. That was probably the strangest thing I've ever eaten. I think it was stranger than rattlesnake, the blood didn't taste like chicken.


There are things I'm not sure I want to eat, but if it ends up on a plate in front of me, I'm willing.
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Apr 14th, 2010, 05:59 AM
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Wisconsin Cheese dipped in batter and deep fried. It's a heart attack on a stick, but delicious paired with a huge salty pickle.

Mushy peas. My husband made me put the menu up between us so he didn't have to look at them.
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Apr 14th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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OK, this is not strange like some of the animal parts listed earlier. Actually it's really not strange at all if you have a daily chocolate need.

I love Hagelslag, the chocolate sprinkles the Dutch spread on buttered bread. They're available in any Dutch grocery store and come in milk, dark and white chocolate (sometimes in mixed pink and white - don't know if they taste different); sprinkles or shavings. Sold in a shaker box near the jams. Think Nutella in shakeable form. I get really excited when I can find mini-boxes on a hotel breakfast buffet.

Makes a good souvenir treat to bring home - lightweight, non-breakable, inexpensive and enjoyed by everyone.
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Apr 16th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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Some odd foods that I've eaten on various vacations:
escargot
foie gras
buffalo
barracuda
johnny cakes
frogs legs

I had salsa with eggs for the first time in Cancun. Now I never eat scrambled eggs without salsa.
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Apr 17th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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johnny cakes?

i've heard of all and eaten most of the rest, but johnny cakes??
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Apr 17th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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Annhig - I had Johnny Cakes in St Martin. They are similar to the fried dough that my Italian aunts always made for Christmas. The best thing that I could compare them to are unsweetened doughnuts. I had heard people talking about them and was disappointed that they weren't more exotic since I like trying new food on vacation.

Another odd item I've eaten on vacation but forget to list is goat.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Another odd item I've eaten on vacation but forget to list is goat.>>

curried goat is a west indian staple and therefore quite common in parts of London and other large cities in the UK - it's just not restaurant fare, unfortunately.

you can however get great guyanan [i think that's the spelling] patties in a cafe on a side-street along the stratford road, or you could a few years ago.
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