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Praetorianus October 14th, 2013 12:36am

Food Q: you have the option to go with a friend to a place you know serves food to your liking, or another friend who dares you to try something exotic. He knows a place that serves (put in anything you never tried, iguana stew, vineyard snails...)

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10/13/13 9:43 pm

Always love trying new foods.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/13/13 7:38 pm

Every year I go to an international dinner, and I try dishes from about 20-25 different countries. All the different flavors and spices have my stomach crying for Pepto by the end of the night, but it sure is a ton of fun!

Liberty 4,032,064
10/13/13 6:17 pm

For a one-time thing, I'll try the exotic.

impetus ok who knows the way out
10/13/13 6:09 pm

Always adventurous on someone else dime. Really don't care to take extreme adventures at my own cost.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/13/13 6:09 pm

One problem I see is that the sense of smell (taste is mostly smell) is most closely connected to memory. In plain English: if a food grosses you out, you'll think about it for a long time.

LadyA Earth Explorer
10/13/13 6:01 pm

Mmmmm gator, snails, you name it. I draw the line at jellyfish though.

Happy Hong Kong
10/13/13 5:55 pm

I had snails for dinner last night.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/13/13 6:06 pm

Texture of calamari, very neutral taste, garlic butter drowns all.

wego Utah
10/13/13 5:50 pm

Depends on the friend and how weird I think they are.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 5:44 pm

Exotic? Love it? But not eating bizarre creatures, no thank you. Exotic as in ethnic and flavorful or even gastronomy but I don't want toe at a horse or a snail or a cricket.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 5:44 pm

**don't want to eat a horse....**

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/13/13 6:05 pm

I tried horse goulash in Europe where it's more common. It's like beef, with a sweetish undertone.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 6:10 pm

I couldn't bring myself to try it, I wouldn't be able to get past the mental block

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/13/13 6:15 pm

I have no block when it comes to any mammal or bird but am grossed out by insects and other creepy-crawlers, even if it's said that grubs, worms, caterpillars are high in protein and nutritious.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/13/13 5:38 pm

I usually try something new but there are limits. Iguana or kangaroo is fine, cat or dog maybe, but nobody gets me to try, say, a tarantula kebab except at gunpoint ;)