Strange Things As Food & Drink

Discussion in 'Fortean Food & Drink' started by spot_the_cat, May 14, 2006.

  1. Wotan Mjolnir

    Wotan Mjolnir Junior Acolyte

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    Crunchy, really - they may have been deep-fried now I think about it, but tasted of barbecued chicken. It was a while ago, now :)
     
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  2. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Man eats brick

     
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  3. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    You talkin' to me or chewin' on a brick?
     
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  4. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    A man making spinach noodles .. impressive but not that strange in the east .

     
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  5. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    A youtube vlogger going by the name steve1989 like to buy old military ration packs, open them and eat them .. he has his own channel devoted to his risky hobby .. this one's from 1899 !

     
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  6. Destiny.

    Destiny. Devoted Cultist

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    I find this a strange name for food.... Toad In The Hole, it's just a sausage in a Yorkshire pudding:cool2:
     
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  7. David Plankton

    David Plankton Antediluvian

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    I'm having Toad in the Hole tonight.

    Toulouse style sausages, a red pepper and a red onion roasted for a while before the pudding mix goes in. A bit of sage from the garden, tenderstem broccoli and gravy.
     
  8. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    Roasted vegetables in a Yorkshire Pudding batter seems like an excellent idea but make sure you polish it off in one sitting, as the acids in the veg may react with the tin, giving you a green, metallic taint, if left overnight! :willy:
     
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  9. escargot

    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    It's about as repulsive a name as you could think of, to put diners off it!
     
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  10. David Plankton

    David Plankton Antediluvian

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    Yes.
     
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  11. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Another steve1989 vintage army ration 'unboxing', this one a 1944 WW2 US Army meal for him to eat no doubt (I haven't watched this one yet but I expect he's going to go and eat it) ..

     
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  12. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    If you can't be arsed cooking, Aunt Bessie do a nice veggie toad in the hole with herb sausages.
     
  13. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    He's mad enough to eat unsafe food like that. He did eat a biscuit from the American Civil War once.
     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    Cockroach Milk? Experts Call Insect Dairy The Next Superfood

    Scientists say they have discovered the next superfood that’s a perfect non-dairy alternative. However, they may have a hard time getting people to try cockroach milk.

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    Using a 2016 report on the benefits of insect dairy, scientists found that the Pacific Beetle cockroach of Hawaii possesses nutrient-filled milk crystals, which they use to feed their young. “A single crystal is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk,” the report stated.

    The study published in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography also found that the milk-like superfood was full of amino acids and sugar-coated proteins, which makes this a natural gold mine for humans.

    Some companies are already trying to get ahead of the trend by selling the bug juice in everything from milk to ice cream. “Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future,” South African company Gourmet Grubb writes.

    “Yes, there will be people who think [insects] are icky or have a yuck factor, but the ingredients are so versatile,” Jarrod Goldin of Canada’s Entomo Farms said, via Global News.

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/05/25/insect-milk-dairy-superfood/

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  15. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Steve1989 fast forwards us to 2015 ..

    2015 UAE United Arab Emirates 24 Hour MRE Ration Pack Type C Taste Test Combat Ready Food Review


     
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  16. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    That's a pretty good ration pack, compared with others Steve has tested.
     
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    David Plankton Antediluvian

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    Scientists can F@ck right off.
     
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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    I'm wondering how many cockroaches you'd need to milk to get a pint.
     
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  19. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Or, indeed, the size of bucket and milking stool you'd use.
     
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    Swifty Generation Y

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    If he's going to de skin, de bone and gut an alligator then I'm going to de skin, de bone and gut an alligator

     
  21. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Eating a frog that's still alive in a restaurant .. WARNING, eating a frog that's still alive in a restaurant

     
  22. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    Just tried this:

    https://www.suntory.com/softdrink/news/pr/article/SBF0570E.html
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    It's milk tea from Japan that is totally clear. It really does taste exactly like tea, and, looking at the ingredients, actually is tea, not flavoured water, so I'm flummoxed as to how they did it. Or why.

    EDIT with a quote from the corporate website:

     
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  23. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I'm guessing that most of the colour from tea is particulates. They've probably found that filtering leaves the taste behind while removing the coloured particulates. Interesting, that.
     
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    Krepostnoi Bug Bunny

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    I may have seen the same documentary. I recall two details in particular, the first being the more minor - apparently the fangs are removed and kept within easy reach to be employed as toothpicks once the meal is done. But what really sticks in my mind is the poor, hapless shaman of the tribe, whose unhappy task it is to imbibe quantities of hallucinogenic fungi in order to open the mystical doorway between this dimension and that inhabited by the spider gods, whose favour he must invoke on behalf of his fellow tribesman. As someone who has always sworn off hallucinogens precisely because of arachnophobia ("don't think of the white bear!"), I cannot imagine a worse job.
     
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  28. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
     
  29. Swifty

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    Not after last time eh Mytho ..
     
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    GingerTabby Carbon-based life form

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    For those who like to pretend they're eating shoe leather:
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