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31. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

Quoting algore

Speaking of low fat foods, does anyone think it's gone too far? I saw diet cat food here the other day.

Like owner, like pet

There was a programme on in the UK last week called fat pets, it was shocking so maybe diet cat food isn't a bad thing!

As to humans, I think Windmill is right about the unhealthy-ness of some British cities. I know my boyfriend's parents live near Newcastle and their diet is appalling, we both struggle every time we visit to find something decent to eat. Chips with everything (I HATE chips!) oh and suet puddings is a favourite one too, especially made with lard! the staple ingredient of cooking, of course I think I'm too healthy for my own good, 10-15 pieces of fruit and veg a day, I just can't handle fatty foods

Quoting t_maia

The weirdest dish I've ever eaten is from my own home country: Germany's infamous "Lose Wurst" (Lost Sausage), commonly referred to as "Dead Grandma" or "Road Accident".

sounds great, d'ya think it'll catch on?

32. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I just treated my wife to Singapore chilli crab for dinner. Very tasty indeed

33. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Ive tried Kangaroo which was quite nice, pigeon in a spanish restaurant too. Would love to try a croc steak too!

I cant wait to go to Beijing l bet that will be a culinary feast of weird and wonderful things!!

DONT knock black/white pudding -its delicious all grissley and nice! As for the deep fried mars bars etc - YUCK YUCK YUCK - we got them in Belfast too - and for a special Easter treat try a Deep Fried Cream Egg.

Love Scotch eggs - its breadcrumbs coating sausage meat with a hard boiled egg inside - not deep fried - just bake in oven - dont do in microwave as l found out they go bang!!!

34. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Love Scotch eggs - its breadcrumbs coating sausage meat with a hard boiled egg inside - not deep fried - just bake in oven - dont do in microwave as l found out they go bang!!!

I would agree that scotch eggs are nice! On an aside, my friend here at work decided she wanted to boil an egg in the microwave (against my warnings I might add! ) She put the egg in on full power, a minute or so later a loud bang was heard, the egg had expoloded and broke the microwave. The office stunk of burnt egg all week AND we had to try and explain it to our manager who wanted to know how the microwave broke before we could get a new one!

As to black pudding, I do think this is a marmite thing, you either love it or hate it , there's no in between!

35. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Hmmm, marmite.

Now there's a question. Do those who like Marmite automatically like Vegemite (the Aussie version), or is there a cultural barrier there?

Myself I like both, though I prefer Vegemite.

36. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

I'm not sure. An aussi bloke we met in Thailand hates marmite but loves vegemite. Personally, I hate both of them!

37. Posted by chase (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

I went to a restaurant in Northern Argentina, that only sold Llama - every way you can imagine.
i settled for the llama lasagne and it was really good. doesn't compare with the excellent speciality of goat sandwich in Urugauy though

38. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

When I was trekking in North Thailand, our group bought a pig from the locals and we spit-roasted it. The villagers joined us and started passing around this 'chunk' of meat, having no idea what it was I just bit in- then I was told it was pig tongue....tough as hell and tasted crap!

39. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

I'm not sure. An aussi bloke we met in Thailand hates marmite but loves vegemite. Personally, I hate both of them!

See, Vegemite/Marmite is a conundrum, being a Scot I was brought up on Marmite, but in the US the only one I could lay hands on was Vegemite, grudgingly lent from my Australian colleagues, and I came home completely converted to the Antipodean way! I find I love both but if you switch from one to the other it takes a few days to adjust! There's nothing better that an onion bagel with Vegemite for breakfast when you're really starving though! Just realised that I'm a bit of a conniseur. Maybe I'll go on Mastermind, specialist subject: yeasty spreads!

40. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 10y

I ate Caribou in Newfoundland, and I ate beaver (ha ha, like really, the animal) right here in Ontario. Caribou was surprisingly good, but the beaver was too greasy for my liking.

Didn't eat this, but in Morocco they had me inhale cumin seed through my nose (wrapped up in cotton, so I just got the scent, not the whole seed). Produced a burning sensation, similar to Vick's, that cleared out the sinuses instantly. They told me it was a cure for snoring and congestion??