Meat eaters do you feel the same way I do

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by XIbanez4lifeX, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. XIbanez4lifeX


    Nov 15, 2005
    #1. Beef, Pork, Chicken, and 60% of seafood out there

    #2.Lamb, frog legs, turtle, squirrel, rabbit, deer, bison, snail

    I eat everything from list #1 about everyday or two, but I am reluctant to try anything on list #2

    Isn't it strange how as we grow up certain animals are fine to eat but similiar animals we have a hard time dealing with?

    I was at a resteraunt the other week and could not convince myself to try a bison burger.

    A pig is a nasty animal, but served on a hot plate with barbecue sauce with a potatoe it is great.

    A squirrel is a very clean animal that actually washes its food before it eats it and I don't think I will ever eat squirrel meat.

    I can eat shrimp, and oysters but I will never try frog legs or squid or octupus.

    I can eat crab legs but not snails.

    Its all in your head and how you were raised.
  2. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana

    Deer are gross!
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Not just how, but where. Certain things you list are not available everywhere and some cultures will eat animals others won't. Skunk, for one, although I've never eaten any. Deer is part of many native american tribes' diets.

    Other times, things are unfamiliar because they're prohibitively expensive due to low numbers and difficulty to obtain. Oysters, etc.

    By the way, XibanezX, Was your school ever visited by a guy called Dan Quayle? ;)
  4. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    lol.try an ostrich burger, kinda gamey but still pretty good. switch the pork out with lamb and that'll work for me.
  5. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Beef, pork, chicken, deer, and bison are all mmm, mmm good! :D
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    The only thing on list #2 I don't think I could stomach is the frog legs. The rest I would definitely give a shot.
  7. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Oh nicely done. *golf clap* :smug:
  8. Deer are delicious. Sadly, their only other purpose in life is causing front end damage, including but not limited to bumpers, hoods, left side mirrors and left headlights.
  9. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Did you know that deer is #1 men killer?

    Squirrel isn't that bad... taste like chicken... same with frogs... Everything taste like chicken...

    venison and elk is awesome... i love venison and elk... rabbit is good... I've eaten a lot of that... squid is good so is octopus but they have to be cooked right imo... rest I'd try... i will probably like it too:)
  10. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    My thoughts exactly.

    That was a zinger.
  11. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Bison is some of the tastiest stuff I've ever had. Its like the best beef ever created, only with more beefiness and less stuff that doesn't taste like beef...

    Ostrich, Emu, and deer are some of my favorites as well.
  12. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    is it simular to buffalo?
  13. I like squid and octopus. My brother ordered it one time from a resturant and I had some. I was really hooked on the novelty of it so I ordred it several other times, and I grew to genuinely enjoy the taste. It's iffy depending on where you go though; it's easy for it to taste like tire rubber. I forget what the name of it, but octopus sushi is really good.
  14. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    There's nothing on either list I wouldn't (and haven't) eaten.
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, venison, ostrich, bear, fish, eel, squid, gator tail, conch, lobster, crab, squirrel, etc.

  16. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    I've tried all the meats listed below, and regularly enjoy rattlesnake and alligator when in Arizona or at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. I've even eaten dog once, but I was not in the US, under the influence, and I wouldn't recommend it or do it again. Then again, maybe it was just the way it was prepared.

    I understand there's a tribe in Brazil that skewers, roasts, and eats a local variety of large tarantula. It's a seasonal thing, they get the kids involved in hunting them, and have a big spider roast. I want to try some of that :D

    If it moves, I'll probably at least try eating it, because you can bet somewhere in the world they depend on it as a food source, and it might be tasty.
  17. jade


    Mar 8, 2002
    I had lamb the other day, it's not too bad but i prefer beef over lamb.

    I had frog legs about 5 years ago, the flesh is veiny like fish but it's not bad.

    My parent use to feed me a paste that was said to be made from turtle shells. I never liked the taste or the texture.

    I dont think I'll ever eat a squirrel as I associate them with road kill.

    Rabbit taste like beef. I choose beef.

    I dont recall eating deer.

    Bison taste like beef. I'd still prefer beef.

    Snails taste like rubber gum balls, chewy but good.
  18. I guess its all about what you / your culture is used to... I'll give you a practical example. in australia they dont usually eat rabbits... but in europe its common practice to hunt and cook them. and trust me, they taste GREAT when well cooked.

    now, an aussie mate of mine, came over one night, had dinner with us, had no idea what he was eating, but he loved it... when I told him what he was eating, he went green for a few seconds, and then asked for a second helping...

    I have made a deal with myself to try out anything that is commonly eaten in other cultures... Figure it out for myself if I really like something or not.

    OP, trust me, frogs legs and snails are good IF YOU KNOW how to cook them... go to an european restaurant and check it out. frog is kind of like chicken but softer.
  19. It's all good :D

    I'll happily eat all of the aforementioned.

    Is Lamb uncommon in the US? Here it's a staple! Yum :D

    Frogs, Rabbit, Deer, Snails I've had - they're all great.

    Another one here which is gaining popularity is Kangaroo. It's fabulous!

    The others I'd be happy to try, and if I don't enjoy it, that's fine - but I'm always happy to give it a go.

  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    The weird meat I've eaten is frog's legs (OK but nothing special), squirrel (delicious), rattlesnake (great battered and deep fried), turtle (hideous), venison (even more hideous), and bison burger (good). I wouldn't consider lamb weird, though I've tried it and didn't like it.

    But you know how everyone says weird meats taste like chicken? Well why not just eat chicken if that's the case? I found none of these meats actually tasted like chicken, with the exception of rattlesnake, and I think that's because we made nuggets out of them.

    In India, they think eating cow is weird, so I guess weird is relative.