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11. Posted by Peter (Admin 5812 posts) 9y

I ate a raw fish heart once. Literally ripped straight from the fish and into my mouth.. apparently that is customary if you are the one who catches the fish, so who was I to protest

12. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Peter

I ate a raw fish heart once. Literally ripped straight from the fish and into my mouth.. apparently that is customary if you are the one who catches the fish, so who was I to protest

Customary? Where were you?

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 5812 posts) 9y

Micronesia.. specifically here :)

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting kezin

- Sorry Isadora. Here is a new image to replace the ' bad ' one: a huge bowl of fragrant, steaming clam chowder ( New England style ) with a plate of crusty fresh smoking hot bread to go with it. You see, traditionally- the ' stock ' for clam chowder is made- fundamentally- from boiled fish- heads !

This is one more reason why I don't eat fish or seafood!! Though, I do admit to having a jar of clam base in the cupboard in case I decide to make NE clam chowder for Beerman. I also have a bottle of fish sauce in the refrigerator and a couple of tubes of anchovy paste sitting next to the clam base.

Know how they produce fish sauce? If you want to make the really good stuff - layer fresh anchovies in a wooden barrel and coat each layer with salt. Make sure the barrel has a spigot so as the fish ferment, the juice can drip into another container. (It may take a couple of months to start dripping.) Once it does, pour that liquid back over the fish daily. At the end of 6 months or so - you have fish sauce. The cheap stuff is made with the "leftovers" from the fish processing plant.

- Typical yogurt container label ingredients: ( one ) ' gelatin ' - what more need be said ?

I prefer my yogurt to be stabilized with whey proteins since they come from the cow too.

Are you sure the gelatin in your yogurt is fish gelatin? It could also be the gelatin from the meat and leather processing plants. That yogurt and those winter gloves could have all come from the same cow.

15. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 9y

I ate a fish bone once.. I nearly choked to death.

16. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 9y

sardine bones are edible and apparently very calcium-rich! Not that I like them...

17. Posted by JungleJano (Budding Member 54 posts) 9y

Quoting sapphyre

sardine bones are edible and apparently very calcium-rich! Not that I like them...

Sardines was the first tapa I had in Spain...I ate them, bones and all. The next tapa's fish was not so small, though...

18. Posted by kezin (Budding Member 104 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Know how they produce fish sauce? If you want to make the really good stuff - layer fresh anchovies in a wooden barrel and coat each layer with salt. Make sure the barrel has a spigot so as the fish ferment, the juice can drip into another container. (It may take a couple of months to start dripping.) Once it does, pour that liquid back over the fish daily. At the end of 6 months or so - you have fish sauce. The cheap stuff is made with the "leftovers" from the fish processing plant.

- Typical yogurt container label ingredients: ( one ) ' gelatin ' - what more need be said ?

I prefer my yogurt to be stabilized with whey proteins since they come from the cow too.

Are you sure the gelatin in your yogurt is fish gelatin? It could also be the gelatin from the meat and leather processing plants. That yogurt and those winter gloves could have all come from the same cow.

- ( having just returned from dumping several bottles of fish sauce down the toilet ) : Isadora, the gelatin I had in mind when I wrote that post is the gunk from cow hooves. Needless to say, I purchase yogurt with discretion.
- Anyone interested in starting a ' rennet- thread ' ?

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting kezin

- ( having just returned from dumping several bottles of fish sauce down the toilet ) : Isadora, the gelatin I had in mind when I wrote that post is the gunk from cow hooves. Needless to say, I purchase yogurt with discretion.
- Anyone interested in starting a ' rennet- thread ' ?

Ah, okay - that's different then.
(Though, cow hooves are used more often these days for producing "hoof glue" which is used as a fabric stiffener and in cabinet-making.)

Kezin - you start the rennet thread and I'll be right there. Living a mere 5 miles from the #1 cheese-producing state in the US (Wisconsin), I know a lot about rennet. Wanna know how they make limburger cheese? (The odor suggests fish heads and bones may be involved..)

20. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Fish sauce is great, I don't care if its made from rotting anchovies.