Strange Things As Food & Drink

James_H

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How about maggots for dinner? No? So how about this: maggots, but they're massive, and still alive?

 

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Didn't Stilton used to have maggots in it? Before all those EU regulations, of course.

Or possibly just before people realised that was disgusting.
 

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I think it was Stilton I saw on TV. An old chap liked it maggoty. Apparently the grubs are rich and buttery being on an all stilton diet.

I was sat in a pub once and one of our number said "I could just eat some Stilton".

From a Barbour, special Stilton pocket another of us produced a slab of the cheese.

I know some odd people.

PS: Stilton = excellent stuff
 

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I think it was Stilton I saw on TV. An old chap liked it maggoty. Apparently the grubs are rich and buttery being on an all stilton diet.
I've read somewhere - thought it was in Samuel Pepys' diary, but can't find a mention now - that cheese eaten by Royal Navy officers was so wormy that you'd need a special spoon to collect and eat them with.
 

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I've read somewhere - thought it was in Samuel Pepys' diary, but can't find a mention now - that cheese eaten by Royal Navy officers was so wormy that you'd need a special spoon to collect and eat them with.
As for weevils...well. Always choose the lesser of two weevils.
 

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Was it a wheel of Stilton that Pepys buried during the great fire of London?
Nope, it wasn't about that. It was a description of life onboard a Navy warship a couple of hundred years ago. The point was that wormy/infested food was not only served to both crew and officers, there was even a type of cheese that was seen as incomplete without the worms.
 
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Well Denham, the maggots have done it. Oh, no, it wasn't the maggots. It was Cheese Factory Willie who made the holes.
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In a world where flat earthers are doing their thing, people are obviously also now arguing about what a sandwich is and isn't .. New York State (who class rugby as football) classes a hot dog as technically a sandwich for food tax purposes .. here's the cube rule ..

http://cuberule.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich
 
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Here are a few of the 'strange things as food and drink' I saw on my recent trip to China:

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'Crazy alcoholic' brand spirits: ~80p a bottle and 52%ABV

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Probably mistranslation more than anything but still

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Lichen for sale outside the restaurant...

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...And as it is served. Raw, in a cold salad. Tastes like stale sweat to me but my girlfriend enjoyed it. This is also part of local Bai cuisine.

Additional research reveals that in Siberia, partially digested lichen from inside a slain reindeer is eaten. I hope they eat the meat too.

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Mala (chilli and sichuan pepper) snickers bar. This is my perfect food, and it was delicious.

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Sushi or sandwich? Can't choose?

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And which kind of coffee would you like to go with your sushisandwich?

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Finally! That's what I call proper grub(s).
 

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Regarding eating-half digested lichen, they do something similar in Greenland. It was just about the only vegetables they had a chance of eating.
 

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Regarding eating-half digested lichen, they do something similar in Greenland. It was just about the only vegetables they had a chance of eating.
Oh, that's very interesting. I prefer my lichen unpredigested but anything's worth a try.
 

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In terms of consuming the inedible the Scandinavians take a lot of beating:

Consider Kæstur hákarl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hákarl What wikipedia has conveniently left out is that it is normal to actually have the whole family pee on the shark before they bury it. You know, because it shows respect for the shark and makes it taste better.

Then there is Lutefisk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk You take poor innocent whitebait and destroy it by soaking it in lye, then washing it for a couple of days under a running tap to render it safe for human consumption (by which I mean that it is safe to feed to tuberculosis bacteria).

They also eat whale blubber, which tastes like burnt fat but with all the calories of burnt fat, because it is basically burnt fat. On the other hand, give some of the other things on the menu, you can see why they haven't given up whaling.
 

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In terms of consuming the inedible the Scandinavians take a lot of beating:

Consider Kæstur hákarl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hákarl What wikipedia has conveniently left out is that it is normal to actually have the whole family pee on the shark before they bury it. You know, because it shows respect for the shark and makes it taste better.

Then there is Lutefisk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk You take poor innocent whitebait and destroy it by soaking it in lye, then washing it for a couple of days under a running tap to render it safe for human consumption (by which I mean that it is safe to feed to tuberculosis bacteria).

They also eat whale blubber, which tastes like burnt fat but with all the calories of burnt fat, because it is basically burnt fat. On the other hand, give some of the other things on the menu, you can see why they haven't given up whaling.
I had an office mate in London who got that hakarl as a gag gift one Christmas. On opening it he vomited and had to dispose of it in a public bin.
 

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