Friday, 6 November 2015

10 Things I am very proud never to have eaten.


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1. Anything (everything) from McDonalds

2.Turkey twizzlers (don't ask)

3. Ready made supermarket Pizzas.

4. Quinoa

5. Horse

6. Cornetto

7. Tofu

8. Quorn (veggie imitation minced meat)

9. Pot noodles

10. Kinder chocolate eggs

......... and I don't intend to start.


60 comments:

  1. Not quite sure why quinoa would be on that list.

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    1. It's seems to be healthy, trendy, and pushed by every hipster chef on the planet. I'm having none of it.

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  2. Pot noodles? I don't know what those are but they sound like fun!

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    1. It's cheap student food. Something you pour boiling water onto, and helps you survive until the pub opens.

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    2. Ordinary noodles are fine, but being sold noodles in a cardboard cup flavoured with a hundred chemicals is not for me.

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  3. I agree with Susan. Quinoa is lovely! I think I might have eaten horse unknowingly once on a French school trip.

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    1. I'll leave both of those to others.

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  4. No MacDonalds for me too, but I love Quinoa, so tasty. What do you understand by Cornetto ? A croissant or an Italien icecream? I eat both. And living in France can bring you to eat horse without knowing.I remember a lot of boucheries chevalines in Paris.

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    1. I was thinking of a UK ice cream called Cornetto. It's an industrially concocted product with a very annoying advertising ditty.

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    2. You old sod... now that ditty is going around in my head!!

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    3. I told you it was annoying!

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  5. I ate every thing in the least exept horse.

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  6. Infuriating - I'll be humming it all day !
    Years ago we went to McDonalds just to see what all the hype was about, and apart from muffins (very French !) and coffee one afternoon in Bordeaux, we've never set foot inside one since ! I've used Quorn occasionally when I've cooked for vegetarian friends in the past - found it useful as a veggie substitute in some meat recipes. Apart from using that, and some excellent pizzas at a local restaurant, I've not eaten anything else on your list. Not even sure what Quinoa is, so it's never passed my lips. Of course, it's possible I've eaten horse without knowing it.

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    1. Hand made restaurant pizzas are not the same as supermarket industrial pizzas. They are made by machines, and there is no excuse to buy/eat them.

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  7. I join you on seven things on list.

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    1. 7 out of 10 ain't bad. As you're in Norfolk, I presume you eat Mr Mathews' Twizzlers, and I'd guess Horse and Kinder too.

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  8. I think I can join you with that list. Even as a vegetarian I don't eat Quorn or Tofu. Supermarket pizzas are kept in the freezer for emergencies but I find the cheese on them very dubious.

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    1. Having seen them made, I find everything on them dubious.

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  9. I like McDo's. It's very handy on the road to stop, refuel (chicken and fish for us), use the facilities including WiFi for €13 odd. Even the dog gets into the terrace area with us.
    We haven't done 2, 9 & 10.

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    1. I'm not sure if No 2 even exists any more, Jamie Oliver gave it a good kicking some years back.

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  10. Never heard of quinoa. Not sure about horse but the rest of the list is utterly repellant, except tofu. You need to get fresh from a chinese grocery and know how to use it.

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    1. It looks to me like flavourless, white, goo. I'll have to take your word that it can be edible.

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  11. I have twice eaten horse (or mare as it was called when I asked) in Khazakstan - it tasted rather like beef and was quite tender. The rest - never -although I have just bought a packet of Uncle Ben's 'instant; rice, which i find useful if in a hurry, andI see it is rice and quinoa - so will report back.

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    1. So, their instant rice, is really instant rice and quinoa; sounds odd!

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  12. I've eaten it all, except turkey whatevers, kinder choc eggs or pot noodle.
    Quinoa has always been a staple food in my parents' house when I was growing up (I am 53 btw). and it is still a staple food in my house.
    The rest I can take or leave, but I too abhor supermarket pizza even though sometimes needs must.

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    1. My needs mustn't, Patricia. I thought that Quinoa was a relatively new fashion food, although of course people in S America have been eating it for yonks.

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    2. They can't afford it now.

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    3. S American version of the Irish potato famine.

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  13. My father didn't like potatoes much, so my mother looked for alternatives and came across quinoa early on in my life. That or rice ( preferably brown) where a usual part of our meals.
    I agree about the pizza. Call it utter laziness on my part, only to regret it after the first bite.

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    1. Your father must be the very first person I've ever heard of who didn't like spuds.

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  14. Have been eating Quinoa for the past 30 years! It makes a change from rice or couscous particularly when you don't want a lot of carbohydrate .
    The celebs always need to feel that they have discovered every food imaginable in order to get a bandwagon rolling.

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    1. I shall stick with the rice and couscous (and pasta of course).

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  15. We definitely had horse in France ...... never had a turkey twizler, tofu, quinoa or quorn. I think that I let a pot noodle pass my lips just once and maybe a McDonalds once every couple of years and, ever since eating pizza in Italy, even homemade falls short !! I admit to having ' just one Cornetto ' in my lifetime but not for years. XXXX

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    1. One can never be 100% sure, but I don't think I've ever eaten horse. If I have, it would have been well disguised, and wrongly labelled.

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  16. I went to a party and they served an appetizer that was a TaterTot (minced potato pressed into a nugget shape, fried, then frozen, with a piece of processed cheese melted on top and then sprinkled with artifical bacon bits....ugh.

    Kinder Suprise Eggs are banned in the USA because "the suprise" is considered dangerous for little children because of the size of the parts.

    Never had a turkey twizzler but saw them on Jamie Oliver's show.

    Beef Jerkey is something I have never eaten. It is sold at the cash register at almost every gas station. In Florida it's aligator jerky.

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    1. I've had the S African version of Beef Jerky; Biltong. It can be made of Elephant or just about anything; I didn't ask.

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  17. Having vegetarians in the family, and loving them very much, I have cooked and eaten quinoa, tofu and many other grains I might not have tried. Most have been good, but not a go-to meal for me. Except for horse or parts of animals that include organs both inside and outside, I would never say never to trying something new.

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    1. I'm always ready to try new things, but not the veggie stuff that tries to imitate meat; what's the point?

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  18. I can agree with 9 out of 10 - have never tried quinoa pronounced keenwa I think - if it is anything like cous cous then I definitely won't try it.

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    1. I adore couscous; but it's the accompaniment that's important. I won't eat quinoa because of all the crazy hype.

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    2. I make my dogs' food; venison or chicken, ground flax and chia seeds, oat bran and quinoa. Sister is diabetic and refuses the diabetic dog food, so I cook their meals and they seem to like it. It is a pain, but I love them so.

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    3. Cro, the words face, cut and nose spring to mind.

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  19. At the Broadway corner of my street is a 24-hour McDonald's. I admit to entering that place perhaps five or six time a year, to order a double cheeseburger to go. I take that double cheeseburger home for a late, late lunch.

    Please do not think badly of me. I think that I could stop the habit...any time.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Frances, I grew up on McDonald's.

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    2. The world will forgive you, Frances. We all have our weaknesses, and I think we've found yours!

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    3. I have visited McDonalds around the world and consider them to be my friend when I am travelling alone. I have blogged about this so I believe Cro already knows that I like McDonalds. I photograph each one I visit.

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    4. I just hold my breath when I read of your McD experiences Rachel.

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  20. For lunch I had a chicken and ginger stir fry on a bed of brown rice and quinoa mixed. Quite nutty and rather good I have to say Cro.

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    1. I still think it sounds strange, but I'll believe you.

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  21. I refuse to eat andouille sausage, ever since my dear OH fished out an eyelid, complete with eyelashes, from between his lips.

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  22. I have grandchildren who think McDonalds is ambrosia and so...I have eaten at McDonalds, and, I have eaten kinder eggs. Of everything else on the list I am innocent to the best of my knowledge. Of course, one never knows what is really in the foods we eat.

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    1. I hope your grandchildren have also had the pleasure of a really good home made beef burger; that way they might not be quite so keen.

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  23. Unfortunately, I can't say the same. I have eaten at McDonald's before, and all I can say is it's preferable than starvation, but not by much. You said not to ask, but TURKEY twizzlers? As in those licorice-like candies? I love licorice, but that sounds disgusting, I have tried quinoa. Once. Once was enough for me to decide I do NOT like it, no matter how healthy it's supposed to be. And I've had tofu in some Oriental restaurants. When prepared certain ways, it actually has a custard-like taste and consistency.

    I'm happy to have never eaten is bull testicles, head cheese, brains, or chicken feet .Or (gag) a live octopus.

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    1. I have been inside a McDonald's. We went to time how long it took from order to delivery; we didn't eat the result.

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  24. I feel sullied somehow, like you listed ten appalling places to publicly have sex and I've done it in all of them. I have no culinary shame.
    However to my credit I can make and build a croquembouche, make an internationally appreciated Christmas cake, my turkey is always moist (oo er) and generally I am considered an excellent cook. A catholic culinary connoisseur, perhaps ;-)

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    1. Yepp, been there, done it there too, and more. In other places. With no shame, culinary or otherwise.

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