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A Haiku or Two, on the Weirdest Things We've Eaten

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February 20, 2016

Haiku52:
Our thoughts on food and cooking
in seventeen beats.

Wacky, wonderful Buddha's hand. Photo by James Ransom

Sarah J.:
the menu named it
"mountain yam." but i now call
it: "snot potato."

Leslie:
I ate several ants;
my boyfriend ate a live shrimp.
Still my favorite meal.

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What was the the most curious thing you've ever eaten? Give us the gory details in the comments.

6 Comments

Windischgirl February 20, 2016
"It tastes like chicken,"<br />Our hostess said of chewy<br />Strips of jellyfish.
 
Windischgirl February 20, 2016
She did not mention<br />She was referring to the<br />Gristle on the bone.
 
Windischgirl February 20, 2016
I smiled, nodded,<br />Reached for double portions of<br />Bean curd with snap peas.
 
LE B. February 20, 2016
OH MAN, SARAH J, do you realize how traumatized I am after reading your moniker for my beloved Japanese yamaimo- mountain yam? do you not realize how much hypnosis I'm going to have to go through- to forget that awful name???(winkwink)<br /><br />But seriously, the most awful thing i ever tasted (note- did NOT eat) was natto, an acquired taste, even in its native Japan. I have to change topic; i'm feeling nauseous already.
 
Sarah J. February 20, 2016
That's so funny! I really liked natto when I had it in okinomiyaki! But I can't stand yamaimo. Guess we're trading tastes!
 
Annie S. February 20, 2016
I saw big insects<br />Climbing up his arm<br />Tiny shrimp!