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View Poll Results: Poll: Are You a Liver Lover?
I'm under 45, and I hate liver. 23 16.31%
I'm under 45 and can take it or leave liver. 11 7.80%
I'm under 45, and I'm a liver lover. 12 8.51%
I'm over 45, and I hate liver. 39 27.66%
I'm over 45 and can take it or leave liver. 10 7.09%
I'm over 45, and I'm a liver lover. 46 32.62%
Voters: 141. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Dinner was on the menu once every few months at home for "health reasons". I absolutely hated it. Years later I tried chicken liver and found the taste to be just as gross. A few years ago I had foie gras at a work-related dinner party. It was absolutely fantastic...and yes I know how it is made.


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I don't think age has anything to do with it.
If you notice, the poll is basically over 45/under 45. I trust the numbers indicate a trend...those who are over 45 more-than-likely had liver at least once in their lives.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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There is nothing WRONG with liver cooked RIGHT. It can make a delicious meal. Trust me!
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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I don't like the taste of it but I appreciate how nutritionally valuable it is so I'll eat pate sometimes, or down pill size chunks of it frozen (that way I don't have to taste it but still get the goodness out of it).
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have kids who wouldn't touch liver if their life depended on it, so I think it must be genetic, like bitter vegetables.
My husband and I both love it, cooked with caramelized onions and a bit of bacon.
I dredge it in flour, salt and pepper, then brown it on both sides, leaving it pink in the center.
I have also cooked it plain on the grill and it is surprisingly good that way, too.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I am 43 and I said I hate Liver...never tried it but cooked it once for hubby with onions and the smell made me gag. I do however love liverwurst, go figure LOL. We never ate liver growing up because my mother hated it and was forced to eat it as a kid, same with tongue. As kids if my mom did not like a particular food she never made it and we did not have to eat it either....Thank God! I think this is the reason why I am not adventurous when it comes to foods. My husband on the other hand loves it as well as other organ meats which I won't cook because it looks gross. If he wants liver and onions we can go out to eat and get it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Love chicken liver, love pate. There's an old German market in my hometown that makes the most fabulous Braunschweiger (smoked liverwurst) imaginable.

Calf liver? Yuck. Maybe because my mother insisted it was "good for you" and cooked it once a week, and we were forced to eat it. I've not had that type of liver cooked in a way I enjoy.

Oh, and I'm 59.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: At home.
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The only liver I can eat is chicken liver, but I never cook it at home. If I eat out, I don't want fresh juicy (yuk) chicken livers...I want the ones that are well-fried and have been drying out a while. I'm weird like that. I also require cream gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans with the meal.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I like Liver cooked in onions but I don't eat it all that much.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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I am over 45 and voted that I hate liver. It is not so much that I hate it, I just understand the liver's function in the body and know I don't want to put that stuff in my body.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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I am over 45 and voted that I hate liver. It is not so much that I hate it, I just understand the liver's function in the body and know I don't want to put that stuff in my body.
The liver neutralizes toxins but it doesn't store them so I'm not sure what stuff you think you're putting in your body. Sure, I'd be more concerned with factory farm raised liver but then I avoid that anyway, and would be more concerned about a cut of meat with fat (where toxins do accumulate) on it. If it's pastured/free range, though? I wouldn't think twice about it.

The liver stores a lot of important nutrients, not toxic crud.
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