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#1 hindle xiii

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:24 PM

As part of my new year resolution, I'm looking at trying a new food or drink every month.

So far I have tried Japanese sake (saki) and venison. I have some others in mind but I'm throwing the doors open to anymore exciting suggestions. (And don't say 'salad', I know some of you smart arses are thinking it!)

My other ideas for future months include:

  • goose foie gras
  • caviar
  • quince
  • dragonfruit
  • steak tartare
  • oysters
  • sea bream
  • tripe
  • frog's legs
  • kangaroo


But I think it needs more oomph, more pizzazz.

Two rules,

1. it must cost less than 10 including any delivery (which might exclude caviar, unless someone has some to let me try!)
2. if it's not from an online provider, it must be available in West Yorkshire.

Not another rule but I want suggestions to do with new food stuffs, i.e. new animals, fish, vegetables, etc. Not just a different type of cheese, beer, cake or biscuit and such.


This thread can also be about bragging, "I've tried shark fin soup on the beach in blah, blah, blah", "I have an 800 bottle of something in my wine cellar", etc.

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#2 hindle xiii

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

Oh, and it doesn't matter if it's not the most delightful thing ever, just something I haven't tried, like tripe.

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#3 Millman

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

Tripe.
Brains.
Pig cock.

#4 Derwent

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

Faggots.


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#5 voteronniegibbs

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:14 PM


swordfish is always good

#6 Millman

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:16 PM

Bearded Collie.


#7 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

Monkfish. Wrapped in Parma ham is my favourite way of cooking it.

Wasabi sauce, next time you have some Japanese food.

A bit of a catchall, but if you get the chance try a Teppanyaki restaurant. The food is great, but the experience of watching fling their implements around is brilliant.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Feb 21 2010, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, and it doesn't matter if it's not the most delightful thing ever, just something I haven't tried, like tripe.


Tripe is very nutritious. If you have honeycomb tripe cold and put pepper and vinegar on it, it taste of pepper and vinegar.
I've eaten frogs legs deep fried in batter in the Turin area of Italy. They have the texture of chicken but taste a bit fishy.

Edited by Trojan, 21 February 2010 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:16 PM

Bulls' testicles. A quality butcher should be able to supply them.

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#10 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:15 AM

Emu.
Snails.

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 22 February 2010 - 09:16 AM.

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#11 Copa

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:43 AM

my local butcher has "emu salami". Tastes ok.



Try Camel. I had a great camel pie in the outback.... yum.


Although back to your part of the world ... a good dish of sheep brains always hits the spot



#12 Trojan

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Feb 22 2010, 09:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Emu.
Snails.



I wonder if emu tastes like ostrich? There used to be an ostrich farm on Toftshaw Lane, Bradford, but I wouldn't know if it's till there.
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#13 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Feb 21 2010, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As part of my new year resolution, I'm looking at trying a new food or drink every month.

So far I have tried Japanese sake (saki) and venison. I have some others in mind but I'm throwing the doors open to anymore exciting suggestions. (And don't say 'salad', I know some of you smart arses are thinking it!)

My other ideas for future months include:

  • goose foie gras
  • caviar
  • quince
  • dragonfruit
  • steak tartare
  • oysters
  • sea bream
  • tripe
  • frog's legs
  • kangaroo


But I think it needs more oomph, more pizzazz.

Two rules,

1. it must cost less than 10 including any delivery (which might exclude caviar, unless someone has some to let me try!)
2. if it's not from an online provider, it must be available in West Yorkshire.

Not another rule but I want suggestions to do with new food stuffs, i.e. new animals, fish, vegetables, etc. Not just a different type of cheese, beer, cake or biscuit and such.


This thread can also be about bragging, "I've tried shark fin soup on the beach in blah, blah, blah", "I have an 800 bottle of something in my wine cellar", etc.

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#14 Trojan

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

I once ate steak tartare. We were on a long weekend trip to Paris. We'd been to Versailles Palace and went into the town for lunch. Sat outside the restaurant, the menu of the day was a choice of steak tartare or stewed tongue. Helen opted for steak tartare - she's not fond of tongue (yes Mick) She thought steak tartare was steak with a tartare sauce. The other thing to remember about Helen is that she absolutely hates eggs served in any way except baked in cakes or Yorkshire puds. Imagine her face when a pile of raw minced steak with a raw egg on it appeared in front of her. She ate the tongue - I ate the steak - with tabasco. It was ok. I'd have it again.
Another French egg dish best avoided IMO is oef's flotant. Which is an egg custard with poached egg whites floating in it. A bit slimey TBH.
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#15 Futtocks

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:15 AM

You need to take a tour through theOsgrow website.

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#16 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:19 AM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Feb 22 2010, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder if emu tastes like ostrich? There used to be an ostrich farm on Toftshaw Lane, Bradford, but I wouldn't know if it's till there.

Yes, it's very similar, quite a dark meat , really tasty.
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#17 Mumby Magic

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

Haha i'm doing similar but just with Fish and Meat.

Had Plaice for the first time and have had it again recently. I know it's not that wild but like I say I haven't had it. Good luck with tripe!!

I know that IKEA have Moose lasagne and Reindeer salami. On my list I have Goose and Pheasant and both are easily accessible. I saw quail in a local supermarket too. Try a fresh meat market and ponder at the "back row" of the butcher's stall as the so called less popular/known meats are there.

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#18 Trojan

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:39 AM

QUOTE (Mumby Magic @ Feb 22 2010, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haha i'm doing similar but just with Fish and Meat.

Had Plaice for the first time and have had it again recently. I know it's not that wild but like I say I haven't had it. Good luck with tripe!!

I know that IKEA have Moose lasagne and Reindeer salami. On my list I have Goose and Pheasant and both are easily accessible. I saw quail in a local supermarket too. Try a fresh meat market and ponder at the "back row" of the butcher's stall as the so called less popular/known meats are there.

We nearly had goose at Christmas. But it was sooo expensive compared to an Asda turkey. I'd bought all the tackle for having goose, including a fat separator too. However, a day or so after we'd bought the turkey we saw frozen geese in Lidl at about half the price of the Asda turkey sad.gif I'm still not sure I'd have had the confidence to cook it though.
I've had pheasant. It's a few years ago. I used to work with a guy who shot (and smoked) so I swapped him 200 Regal Kings bought in Spain for a brace of pheasant. Can't say I was impressed. It seemed dry and tasteless.

Edited by Trojan, 22 February 2010 - 10:40 AM.

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#19 Mumby Magic

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Feb 22 2010, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We nearly had goose at Christmas. But it was sooo expensive compared to an Asda turkey. I'd bought all the tackle for having goose, including a fat separator too. However, a day or so after we'd bought the turkey we saw frozen geese in LIDL f the price of the Asda turkey sad.gif I'm still not sure I'd have had the confidence to cook it though.
I've had pheasant. It's a few years ago. I used to work with a guy who shot (and smoked) so I swapped him 200 Regal Kings bought in Spain for a brace of pheasant. Can't say I was impressed. It seemed dry and tasteless.


Aye that's where i saw it and Quail too.

Edited by Mumby Magic, 22 February 2010 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (Futtocks @ Feb 22 2010, 10:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to take a tour through theOsgrow website.

I've come across that mob at the Pub & Bar Expo. They were handing out samples to try so I ate my fill of crocodile, locust, snake and a number of other creatures I'd rather not be reminded of. ohmy.gif

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