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Old 05-15-2014, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...tried octopus. I didn't care for it as it was like chewing on rubber bands.
Let's not confuse the intrinsic qualities of a food item with not knowing how to cook it. I can cook filet mignon such that a person trying it for the first time might never order it again.

 
Old 05-15-2014, 02:25 AM
 
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Dogs, Cats and Rats
 
Old 05-15-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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I do not eat turkey.
No lamb, rabbit, frogs, squirrel, duck (unless it's Peking Duck in Hong Kong - only place I have ever eaten duck and liked it!).

No oysters, scallops, octopus, lobster, crabs.

Chicken is pretty much my main "meat".
 
Old 05-15-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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Let's not confuse the intrinsic qualities of a food item with not knowing how to cook it. I can cook filet mignon such that a person trying it for the first time might never order it again.
I've tried octopus twice. Both times in a restaurant where it was a specialty and others loved it. I did not. I also found it to be rubbery.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Throop, PA
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I've tried octopus twice. Both times in a restaurant where it was a specialty and others loved it. I did not. I also found it to be rubbery.
That is curious. I've had octopus dozens of times and have never found it rubbery. If you are ever in Las Vegas, try the octopus at Carnevino. Best I've ever had. And certainly not rubbery.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Titusville, Florida, United States
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Endangered animals.

Primates.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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That is curious. I've had octopus dozens of times and have never found it rubbery. If you are ever in Las Vegas, try the octopus at Carnevino. Best I've ever had. And certainly not rubbery.
Some people improperly cook it and then it can become rubbery. I used to have it very often and only rarely was it rubbery.

I also found the Greek and Italian recipes and preparations to be the best.

The secret to tender octopi is either sear if over a very hot fire and then grill rapidly of cook it over very low heat for a long time.

Greek cooking tends to use the sear and fast grill method while Italian cooking uses the low temperature long time, like in pasta sauce.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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I won't eat any kind of roadkill.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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I don't eat any animals, but I do eat eggs.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I don't eat any animal only tuna rarely.
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