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Bored with Organic Food?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Organic food is so pass; the hot new thing in healthy cuisine is brains!

    But of course brains have never really gone out of fashion:

    * in Kentucky people often wake up to a hearty breakfast of scrambled squirrel brains with eggs;

    * the Chinese love their pig brain soup;

    * Germans love their begenwurst, or pig brain sausage;

    * and Indians enjoy curried sheep or goat brains.

    * And who can resist the fabled calf brains of the French and the Italians?

    Brains are now set to take the health-conscious community by storm, thanks to the Russians. Russian scientists have recently discovered that pig brains contain anti-aging properties, and this clearly offsets the unfortunately high cholesterol content of the silky smooth meat. With the way Russians believe in this stuff, especially in the "derevni" (villages, boonies), I can tell that the fad will go overly well there. Good luck to all the pigs!

    Anyone has the most disgusting dish they ever had in their life?

    Fried beetles for me! Yum!
    <small>Actually, they were disgusting as hell</small>
  2. drslash

    drslash It's all about the beer

    I once heard of somebody having monkey brains. The restaurant brings the monkey to your table and you get to play with him for a while and then off to the kitchen. I think this was in Pakistan or Turkey.
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Ewww, India I think.

    It was portrayed in Faces of Death I documentary (viewer discretion is DEFINITELY advised).

    You don't play with the money, you stick him in to a guillotine type of a thing with their heads sticking out, you then bash their heads with a metal spoon till you kill them. Then you scoop the brains out nice and warm and raw.

    Man, I think I am done with the appetite for this evening.
  4. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    I am glad I already ate that deep dish pizza.
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


  6. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    I don't have any horrible food stories (heck, I'll eat almost anything!) but I do have one about a horrible location...

    While partaking of a meal consisting of chili cheese dogs one day, my partner and I were sent to assist on a possible airplane down... Grabbing up the mostly untouched meal, we headed out red lights and siren... Upon arrival, we found that a small, single engine plane had collided with a commercial liner and both had gone down in a bean field adjacent to a trailer park... With sandwiches still in hand, we were assigned one section of the field to canvas for valuables and anything left of the victims... Needless to say, at that point food was the last thing on our minds...

  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Augh. That's not good.

    What valuables did they instruct you to find? Jewelry and stuff or like the Black Box type of things?
  8. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    Jewelry, money, papers, etc... Anything of value... They were worried about looters...
    Also, the M.E. wanted any and all body parts to try and make identification... very few parts bigger than a foot were found...

  9. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Was this your first time being exposed to something like this? I've worked in a hospital but brutal reality was sort of contained, controlled, you know what I mean?

    Something like this tragedy, I mean how do you prepare for it mentally? Or do you? What goes through your mind when you see your first body part?

    Sorry for the gory mood, I am genuinely curious, only because I sort of worked in the same type of environment, albeit different immensely also.
  10. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    I've never been what one would call a squeamish type... As a kid, I was fascinated rather than repulsed by a wound... That's probably why I was headed for a medical degree before circumstances beyond my control required me to drop from school... LOL

    I am a trained accident reconstructionist and a fatality specialist... I've probably set in on as many autopsies as most doctors have, if not a few more than some... I'm the one they call to put the pieces together to determine why people have been killed in an automobile accident... I've seen just about every way a person can be maimed and killed in, on or under a motor vehicle... I'm also a certified first aid instructor and acted as first responder on all first aid runs in our district... I was a paramedic before they knew what a paramedic was... ;)

    BDD... :{)
  11. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Jesus H...

    I didn't know. That's great to know!!!

    I will certainly be picking your brains (no pun intended please!!!) in the future when the topic calls for this!!! :)

    I guess the answer to my question is that by the time you saw a body type, you already "been there done that" type of a thing?
  12. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    Been there, done that... got the T-shirt, belt buckle, horse blanket, cap, whole ball of wax... hahahahahha

    BDD... :{)
  13. jamming

    jamming Banned

    My worse one was in the countryside where Americans haven't ever set foot in the memory of the people there. They had a Coke from WW2 that was only syrup, and damn they knew Americans had to drink coke and they had one there, so I drank at the time a 40yr old Coke that was 15 years older than I was.
  14. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Squirrel brains are starting to get a bad rap (link to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), so people may start passing on them (and maybe other animal brains as well if studies show a possible link?).

    As far as disgusting dishes, I had lamb curry once at an Indian friend's house, prepared by his sister. He swears it's usually not like that, but I'm never, ever going to take that chance again. :eek:
  15. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I guess this forum has gotten quite quiet in anticipation of the next, evolving question.

    WHAT DOES A 40 year old COKE TASTE LIKE!??!~ :(
  16. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    A duck egg with the embryo inside is buried in the ground and left for quite some time till it gets real ripe, I mean really ripe. Then you dig it up and yummy.

    Used to be a great delicacy in the Phillipines.

    No I didn't eat it. I am not completely crazy.
  17. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Indian food, so my Indian friends tell me, is supposed to be good for you. But I can't even tolerate the smell of curry. Yes, I know not all of Indian food is curried but the Indian eateries around me are stinking with it.
  18. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    This is an export from China. I've had them before...I would not recommend it. It doesn't taste bad, per se, but I can't get used to the smell.

    A lot of folks in China still love these things, and you can tell them by the smell of their breath...and by me taking a great big step back. ;)

  19. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Hold on, that egg has had a developed embryo?

    Now that's just $*#*$ gross. No offense to the Chinese.
  20. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    China. Misappropriated for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and attributed to India. Not that I've ever had it, and I'm not sure it's still practiced there.


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