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Old 10-17-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This thread came to mind as I was eating the skin off a baked sweet potato. What do you like to eat, that almost everyone else throws away?

I also like those little nerdles that stick to the bottoms of the ribs in chicken backs. Somebody told me they are lungs.

When I finish using the leaves of a lettuce, I dip the heart in salt and eat that.

I usually eat the entire core of an apple, but it's not the best part.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I enjoy that stuff out of the dumpsters here where I live.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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I like chicken gizzards. I also eat the skin of sweet potatoes. Or any other potatoes for that matter.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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How would I know if I am the only person that eats something, that others don't eat??
Skin of potato? Many people make mashed potatoes with the skin in it. Other, including me, eat chicken gizzards ( it is sold in human food section in my local grocery store). I eat everything you listed in your post, jtur88. I will eat any animal lungs, kidney, heart dish - but that's hardly a novelty - the recipes are in my cookbook. I like to eat the bone marrow and tendon too.
While in In North America, there has been and still exists a squeamish attitude to "unmentionable cuisine", in most parts of Europe brain, chitterlings (pig's large intestine), trotters (feet), heart, head (of pigs, calves, sheep and lamb), tongue, kidney, liver, "lights" (lung), sweetbreads (thymus or pancreas), fries (testicles), tongue, snout (nose), tripe (reticulum) and maws (stomach) from various mammals are common menu items.
Offal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My other favorites:
Duck or goose blood soup is a Polish and Lithuanian favorite and originated as a way to use up every part of a slaughtered duck or goose.
Grinded raw beef tenderloin, prepared, is a delicious appetizer.
Blood sausage also called black pudding, made of blood, fat & offal, tastes marvelous cut up and fried.
Pork or veal brains with scrambled eggs, or taco sesos (tacos made with cow brains).
American Cheeze often labeled FOOD PRODUCT as if that were going to reassure you: processed cheese, or "cheese food" that disappears if grilled.
Smoked eel.
Frog legs.
Goose grease.
Snails.
Kvas: beer-like beverage made by fermenting old bread in water. Make no mistake, its wonderfully tasting and thirst quenching, I buy it in a Russian store, bottled.
Fried bananas.
And probably many more...
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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I buy whole head-on shrimp and eat 'em, I clip the horn on top afterwards the head is easily the juiciest most flavorful part.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I LOVE liver!
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I'll narrow it to a food that most Americans don't eat... vegemite. I picked up a jar for a particular recipe, felt bad about wasting the rest (it's expensive here!), spread it on toast w/ butter, and realized that I liked the flavor.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Also,

1) Sichuan Peppercorn (most people including other Chinese would pluck this spice out of the cooked dish. Not me.)

2) Apricot Kernel

3) Fried Cheese
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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I took it to mean "that no one in your family will eat". I have eaten other strange (in the U.S.) things but I know that they are eaten in other countries. I'd like to try vegemite, ever since that song I Come From a Land Down Under, but have never seen it here.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Chicken cartilage. My wife and kids don't eat it. I chew the bones...until well.. they are bones!
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