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I Eat Food.

10 August 2012

I’ve been a vegan, an unapologetic carnivore, and everything in between. I’ve eaten animals some people wouldn’t consider edible, eaten flowers that grew behind my house. So, it’s safe to say I like food.

What’s shocking is I’m not the best chef in my household — and my household is just myself, my wife, and our two dogs (the dogs don’t cook… at least, not when I’m around). My wife does things like recipes. With ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I know my way around a kitchen, and I like to cook — but most stuff I make isn’t exactly complicated. I’d make a good line cook at a diner.

But I love watching Food Network and Travel Channel’s food programs. I love seeing all the interesting, crazy stuff that’s out there, and I like incorporating some of it into my own diet. I love shopping at the Asian supermarkets, grabbing stuff that my American sensibilities say no person in their right mind should find tasty. I love going to restaurants and trying anything I haven’t had before — it’s how I discovered I really like alligator and boar.

And, one day, I’ll try growing all my own vegetables, mainly because I haven’t done that yet.

So, folks, it’s Friday. Branch out and try something new — food-wise, creatively, lifestyle-wise, whatever.

And a question for the day: what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Weirdest thing you eat that you just love?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nate permalink
    10 August 2012 1402

    Well, rural Diller, NE, has an annual Ham, Shrimp, and Fried Bull Nut supper every year as part of a local fundraiser. It is totally a backwater type of thing, but I enjoyed it the one time I went. Also, my Mom won a rifle at the event, so that was cool.

  2. 11 August 2012 2131

    One interesting seasonal food that my wife and I love is called “Fiddle Head Ferns”. I also love chicken gizzards/hearts.

    If you DO want to try different things, Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm near you. Here in Mass, they go from June through Oct for normal, then an extended season to the end of Dec.

    Ours also does one from jan through the end of March.

    • 12 August 2012 1232

      I’ll definitely look for one of those. With my wife’s vegetarianism, it’ll probably be a good move.

      • 13 August 2012 1125

        You’ll not regret it. And if you can learn how to do preserves/canning you’ll get to enjoy great foods all year round (Think home made tomato sauce that TASTES like it just came from the vine in December when all you find are hot house “red” tomatoes (not ripe ones))

      • 13 August 2012 1125

        And there are even “Meat CSAs” around for Grass Fed/Organic meats too.

        We are even members of a Grain CSA

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