Monday, May 9, 2011

Miss Cookbook Got Me Thinking

What are some of the weirdest things you have ever eaten? We went to Teske's Germania Saturday night and I got wild boar goulash. It was delicious.

I like trying something unusual on a menu. Especially if somebody else is buying ;) If I can't get it at an average grocery store, I am probably 30% more likely to try it at a restaurant. That may not mean I'll get it ever again though.

Rabbit and duck were both eh, I don't think I'd try them again. There is always the cute factor with those - as a proper Disney-watching American female, can I eat ducks and bunnies without a twinge of guilt? Yes, once. But I probably won't do it again. Venison, boar and elk I would all definitely try again. Pigeon? Sure, it's just all dark meat. I like dark meat. But skate? Terrible texture. Who thought that was a good idea? Apparently me AND a fancy restaurant. Boy were we all wrong.

What are some unusual dishes you never expected to try? And did you like them?


Ben said...

Tripe. I still can't talk about it. I lurve venison. I'd like to try Elk. Is Bison exotic anymore? We used to have bison burgers quite regularly.

Cookbook said...

Ooh tripe is gross.

I grew up eating frog legs and apparently those are kinda weird, but I think they're delicious.

Anne At Large said...

I'm not sure if bison is exotic anymore, I also mix it up with buffalo. I think it might just be a more regional thing.

And I have always been curious about frog's legs but I don't think I could try them after watching The Muppet Movie.

AND I feel like I would remember if I had ever tried tripe, so I'm still kind of curious on that one. Same with haggis, I need to know, just on principle.