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View Poll Results: What foods have you tried at least once in your life?
North America - Muktuk 0 0%
North America - Poutine 8 29.63%
North America - Wild Rice 22 81.48%
North America - Chili con carne 22 81.48%
North America - Potzole 10 37.04%
North America - Gallo pintado 2 7.41%
South America - Bandeja paisa 2 7.41%
South America - Ajiaco 1 3.70%
South America - Sancocho 1 3.70%
South America - Feijado 5 18.52%
South America - Pao de queijo 2 7.41%
South America - Cuy 0 0%
South America - Curanto 1 3.70%
Europe - Callos a la madrilenha 1 3.70%
Europe - Sylta 1 3.70%
Europe - Zampone 0 0%
Europe - Drzhkova 0 0%
Europe - Haggis 3 11.11%
Europe - Patsas 1 3.70%
Europe - Brawn 1 3.70%
Asia - Natto 2 7.41%
Asia - Adobo 8 29.63%
Asia - Nasi lemak 3 11.11%
Asia - Bibimbap 6 22.22%
Asia - Ma po tofu 6 22.22%
Asia - Ema datsi 0 0%
Asia - Dosa 6 22.22%
Africa - Madfouna 1 3.70%
Africa - Fuul 2 7.41%
Africa - Wot (any) 3 11.11%
Africa - Pepper soup 3 11.11%
Africa - Fufu 2 7.41%
Africa - Jollof rice 2 7.41%
Africa - Mealie-meal 1 3.70%
Antarctica - Roasted penguin 0 0%
Antarctica - Boiled penguin 0 0%
Antarctica - Broiled penguin 0 0%
Antarctica - Steamed penguin 0 0%
Antarctica - Fried penguin 0 0%
Antarctica - Broasted penguin 1 3.70%
Antarctica - Raw penguin 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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LOL, my bad - put it down to shock from discovering Australia was not a continent according to this poll
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Except for the fact that 12,000 miles is a long way to go for food.
I was getting penguins confused with Auks which Inuits DO eat (and which are related to the penguin family)
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was getting penguins confused with Auks which Inuits DO eat (and which are related to the penguin family)
Not your lucky day. Auks and Penguins are not the same family, and not even the same order. Their superficial similarity arises from 'convergent evolution', in which the habitats in which they live has favored similar physiological and behavioral features in two unrelated and widely separated species.

Most auks taste terrible, but the Great Auk was extirpated by the European settlers who harvested their eggs from exposed nests. Murres, members of the Auk family, are widely eaten even by Europeans in coastal Atlantic Canada, where they are called Turres. (I've eaten them.)

In the colder Pacific, auklets occur as far south as Baja, but penguins also occur as far north as Peru. (I've seen them but not eaten them.)

I once read a recipe for Auk:

1. Nail dead auk to a board.
2. Boil for several days.
3. Discard auk and eat the board.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I really don't care actually - I find it VERY strange the OP left Australia off the poll but based on their choices for Antarctica that may be a GOOD thing.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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I really don't care actually - I find it VERY strange the OP left Australia off the poll but based on their choices for Antarctica that may be a GOOD thing.
Spoiler
That's because I meant to do 6 dishes x 7 continents. I ended up doing 7 dishes x 6 continents!


Still trying to imagine what broasted penguin would taste like...
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Cass County MI
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Penguin? Thats just wrong! I did some research on this and am very HAPPY to know that it isn't happening!

The Antarctic Conservation Act says an American citizen may not
"take" wildlife (and the word take generally means harassment) unless
the citizen is a scientist who has applied for and obtained a permit for
important scientific work.
If you were to touch a penguin and didn't have a permit, you could be
fined up to $5,000. If you were to maliciously injure or kill a penguin,
you could be fined up to $10,000 and go to jail for up to a year.
Penguins are an excellent food source for many animals in Antarctica,
such as leopard seals and killer whales, but people shouldn't eat them!
Under the Antarctic Treaty, birds and mammals are protected. The
United States passed a law called the Antarctic Conservation Act,
which prohibits U.S. citizens from harming birds such as penguins. As
for taste, my guess is that they would taste oily and fishy, as their diet
consists of krill, which are shrimp-like animals in the ocean.

The only examples I found where humans ate penguins were in
some of the early explorations of the Antarctic. Since there are also
penguins in Africa, South America, New Zealand and other warmer
places, it is possible that people who lived there ate these birds at some
point.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Only eaten 6 from that list - some I recognized and KNOW I won't try. /lol
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