Things your parents won't eat but you will, or vice versa

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  1. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    That reminds me of my childhood. My Dad was a butcher before a linesman, technician then communications manager and we often killed our own.
    I cut and dressed my first chook at age ten. We actually used to fight over the heart, liver, kidneys and giblets in the soup made from it. Ate chicken hearts and livers on a stick with a Saudi prince in Thailand many years later. He was surprised to see a westerner eat such food. Nice guy, he even allowed me to talk to his daughter.
    No such thing as a hamburger chain til 1972 in my town/city.
     
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    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    Otherway round, my folks eat giblets and tripes but i don t really like those.
    I like hot sauce / peppers, they don t understand why i put tabasco on my eggs.
     
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    When I was a kid there were plenty of mealtime staples that my parents insisted on forcing me and my siblings to eat. Among the worst of those were calf's liver, ham loaf, succotash, canned corn, and Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks.

    As an adult I've adopted a mostly wild-caught-sustainable seafood and organic vegetarian diet with an occasional meal using certified organic chicken or beef. My Dad passed away 4 years ago, but my Mom is still doing ham loaf, canned corn and succotash. She's 91 years old, so I guess as bad as those things taste to me, they're not necessarily lethal. When we visit her we bring our own food.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    We all pretty much eat whatever.

    However, I do remember my Dad talking about eating calf brains scrambled with eggs when he was growing up.
    I guess, given the opportunity, I'd try it but not too sure I'd enthuse about it afterwards like he would.
     
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    My wife who is a Cree from Saskatchewan loves rabbit brains. Her and her siblings would fight over who got to suck out the brains. I suppose there are worst foods out there. Probably tastes like chicken.
     
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