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    In Japan I had raw bear, crickets, raw horsemeat, squid-on-a-stick, or sorts of fun stuff.

    In New Orleans I had alligator in stew, in jerky, in everything

    Rabbit and Veal I never knew was 'taboo'. Mmmh, memories of ordering veal parmesan from the local Italian restaurant on the company tab on days when we worked more than 12 hours

    According to people I play computer games with who work in the industry, 'genetically modified' foods are considered 'taboo' in Europe. Probably a large portion of the foods I eat are 'genetically modified'.

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    I wouldn't eat neither the foods mentioned above, nor the kosher (shechita/ ritually slaughtered) food.
    It tastes the same, as does halal. Actually, if you ever want good airline food, fly on an airline based out of one of the Persian Gulf countries.

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    Some of the Negroes in the Southern U.S. eat opposum, I would never eat one they are the most discusting creature in North America.
    They eat raccoon too. I have never had either, along with 'grits' or whatever those weird animal parts black people eat are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torch_Bearer View Post
    You've never eaten anything from the sea, not even Tuna? Good seafood, especially crab, lobster, shrimp, etc. are one of the things that make life worth living for me.
    What´s Tuna? Well, I eat fish sometimes, but I don´t eat them on a regular basis or any other sea things besides fish.
    The North sea and the Baltic sea are both around 600 km away from here, and the Mediterranean sea around 400 km. So seafood is just not common here. It´s exotic for us. I think if you don´t grow up with crabs, lobsters and shrimps you´ll find them some kind of odd. Sure, some sweetwater fishs like carp, trout or pike are part of the local cuisine, but that´s no seafood.
    I respect your devotion to all things Bavarian though. It must take a lot of will power to stay away from all the delicious cakes and pastries.
    Why should I stay away from delicious cakes and pastries? I love them. Or are you talking about cakes and pastries which contain seafood? Never heard anything about that. Our pastries and cakes are sweet, with cream, jam or fruits.

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    Veal I never knew was 'taboo'.
    It's not the meat that is so offensive; it's the disgusting way the young cows are treated in their very short lifetime.
    http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-return.html

    I would never, ever eat it.

    As for the South American plane crash victims, not only did they have to eat the flesh of their dead companions (starting with the firm buttocks, apparently), but they had to eat it raw and cold.

    Having said that, it may have been more palatable that way, as food always has less taste the colder it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    What´s Tuna? Well, I eat fish sometimes, but I don´t eat them on a regular basis or any other sea things besides fish.
    The North sea and the Baltic sea are both around 600 km away from here, and the Mediterranean sea around 400 km. So seafood is just not common here. It´s exotic for us. I think if you don´t grow up with crabs, lobsters and shrimps you´ll find them some kind of odd. Sure, some sweetwater fishs like carp, trout or pike are part of the local cuisine, but that´s no seafood.
    I could see how crabs and lobsters might be a little off-putting if you're not used to seeing them, but I tell ya, their meat is truly out of this world.

    For some reason freshwater fish never really did much for me. They taste a lot different from sea fish to my taste buds anyway. However smoked trout is pretty tasty.

    Why should I stay away from delicious cakes and pastries? I love them. Or are you talking about cakes and pastries which contain seafood? Never heard anything about that. Our pastries and cakes are sweet, with cream, jam or fruits.
    Well, when I was in Munich I couldn't stop eating the local desserts, or drinking local beer for that matter! I imagine I might have had to buy some bigger pants if I stayed there much longer.

    Anyway, it must be nice to live and have your roots in such a stunning and magnificent land like Bavaria, which is also so rich in culture. I get roughly half my genes from there, and I'm very proud of that.

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    I enjoy most fish dishes but shellfish I can't eat, not even crawfish which are traditionally eaten in august here. I like the smell of boiled crawfish but I can't eat the meat, it's too chewy and weird. And don't get me started on mussles and oysters, why anyone would eat those voluntarily is beyond me . I'm basically a meat and potatoes kind of guy, I'm quite reserved (one might even say conservative ) when it comes to texture and taste.

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    The Black Sea is hundreds of kilometers away from my region, so I'm also not used to having seafood as part of my ordinary diet. I'm not considering it taboo food, but it's a little bit exotic for me. When I go to the seaside, which is very rarely, I eat seafood. But it can be found in the supermarkets too. I tried some a few times, but the taste is different, maybe due to the freshness difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alizon Device View Post
    It's not the meat that is so offensive; it's the disgusting way the young cows are treated in their very short lifetime.
    http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-return.html
    To the conscious Bavarian/Austrian a thought like this would never occur. A life without Schnitzel would be almost as bad a life without cheese. And yes, Schnitzel is supposed to be made from veal escalopes.
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    Why is veal singled out? Pigs or chicken aren't treated any better. I could tell you some gruesome stories about chicken.
    If you care about animal welfare, buy meat locally, if you have meat markets or from farmers.

    On taboo food, I don't think I'd eat it except for survival. I can't fully explain why, there is just something in my gut that tells me to feel disgusted, like an instinct.
    THINK! It's not illegal yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    To the conscious Bavarian/Austrian a thought like this would never occur. A life without Schnitzel would be almost as bad a life without cheese. And yes, Schnitzel is supposed to be made from veal escalopes.
    I've a question about Schnitzel and taboos. Is Schnitzel made form other meat as veal considered taboo in Austria? Like from chicken meat? Here locally there is Schnitzel made from chicken too.

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    I've eaten insects, cooked, because they were for sale once in a strange store near my home, covered in chocolate. Dog or cat doesn't seem horrid either, really, and alligator is delicious

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