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Raw onion I have to avoid , the acid upsets my insides . We used to have pigs head brawn when I was little and the brain.


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Raw onion I have to avoid , the acid upsets my insides . We used to have pigs head brawn when I was little and the brain.

I eat raw onion nearly every day. We have some traditional sauces that neutralize the acidic taste. Actually, the addition of onion makes food sweet.

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I eat raw onion nearly every day. We have some traditional sauces that neutralize the acidic taste. Actually, the addition of onion makes food sweet.

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I like onions.  Cooked or raw.  Of course, what I use depends on the food to eat the onions with.

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My sister educated me on different people's body chemistries which make certain foods difficult. For both her and me, raw onion causes stomach upset like Davina said. But I eat a lot of cooked onion without trouble. It's not the taste or spiciness, as I love spicy food including garlic, ginger, jalapeno peppers, red chile etc.

And then there are the variations in people's sense of taste. For some like my father, cilantro tastes like soap, while I love it. My wife can't stand arugula, while it's fine for me.

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When onion is cooked it neutralises the acid IMO , I get through lots as most curries start with an onion base. Did try some pigs trotters, just a fatty mess.
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I have eaten a lot of "strange food". Lamb testicles (very bland), sweet breads (lamb and goat lymph nodes, again bland), kesshka (polish blood and barely sausage, very good with egg. i have had and love both fried and pickled squid and octopus ( if its tough/chewy, it was overcooked). Shark is one of my favorite fish (if it has an ammonia taste,  it wasnt cleaned properly). My favorite for this list is Russian Sturgeon caviar from the Soviet Embassy in Chicaggo, very good to my 10 y/o taste buds.

A lot of strange foods (to developed countries) come from the no-waste mentality of poorer people. If a traditional dish of strange food survives the "enriching" of a nation or people, it is worth trying. Scarcity also moves food from strange to desired. When I was a kid on the Gulf Coast, snapper, trigger fisho, flounder and scallops were all trash/bait fish. Now scallops are a $20/lb delicacy.

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I have eaten a lot of "strange food". Lamb testicles (very bland), sweet breads (lamb and goat lymph nodes, again bland), kesshka (polish blood and barely sausage, very good with egg. i have had and love both fried and pickled squid and octopus ( if its tough/chewy, it was overcooked). Shark is one of my favorite fish (if it has an ammonia taste,  it wasnt cleaned properly). My favorite for this list is Russian Sturgeon caviar from the Soviet Embassy in Chicaggo, very good to my 10 y/o taste buds.

A lot of strange foods (to developed countries) come from the no-waste mentality of poorer people. If a traditional dish of strange food survives the "enriching" of a nation or people, it is worth trying. Scarcity also moves food from strange to desired. When I was a kid on the Gulf Coast, snapper, trigger fisho, flounder and scallops were all trash/bait fish. Now scallops are a $20/lb delicacy.

I do enjoy scallops!

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I have eaten earthworm pate.. and snake... both are an acquired taste.

(the earthworms were farm bred especially for consumption! So really, that is some guy's job, earthworm farmer!)...
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I have eaten earthworm pate.. and snake... both are an acquired taste.

(the earthworms were farm bred especially for consumption! So really, that is some guy's job, earthworm farmer!)...


The worms do not sound appealing.
For that matter, neither does the snake!

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Hákarl...fermented shark we had in Iceland. It wasn't as bad as I expected, but the ammonia taste
was a little off-putting.

I lived in Keflavík for a number of years (my dad was stationed there for ten years, in total).   The Brennavín helped the Hákarl go down (but, that was years ago...I stopped drinking after I finished my own enlistment).

Now, as far as food experiences go, I think raw jellyfish was the strangest, just because it didn't taste like anything at all.  It was like this big 'flavour void' that I felt while eating it.
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