CONTEST CLOSED. Get a Copy of My Book "Extreme Cuisine" for Extremely Free. Lonely Planet's Extreme Cuisine Book Giveaway.
My book Lonely Planet's Extreme Cuisine drops this Friday, October 23, 2009 everywhere. But, if you'd like a shot at getting this handy little exotic food guide book called Extreme Cuisine (or as some friends have dubbed What Not to Eat) for free, simply leave a COMMENT below of what food you would NEVER EVER touch, not even with a ten-foot fork (or chopstick) and a sentence or two explaining why the hell not!
Next, EMAIL me your posted comment (so I can get your email address privately) to: email@example.com.
I have 5 copies to give away. The winners will mostly be random but if a funny, interesting, scary or just wacked-out item is spied by my little eye, I'll award you with a free copy. I'm just making the rules up as I go along. Anyway, good luck and thanks for your support!
Oh yeah, book giveaway only available in the U.S. and Canada. Peace!
THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Simon, Juliet, Ben, Donna and Fred! However, feel free to leave a comment about foods you'd never put anywhere near your lips. I'd love to know!
Don't be sad, if you didn't win in this one, I'm having another giveaway soon. The prize: FOOD INC. DVDs. Coolio!
I wish I could say I won't eat brains, but in one show, Anthony Bourdain made them sound dreamy (though he used the word "creamy"), so if I'm ever in Bombay I gotta try 'em.
I've enjoyed tongue, head cheese, pickled herring and smoked eel at family gatherings, and probably will again...
I have to say, the one thing that will never pass these lips: fresh, squirmy, sashimi'ied octopus tentacles. I have nothing against octopus, per se, but you see, I'm the kind of gal that gags if I toothbrush too vigorously. So, any automechanical food stuffs deciding themselves which path to take across my tastebuds and past my laryngx makes me gag just thinking about it.
Pass the brains please.
Never had, never will: for me it'll probably be any animal's anus/rectum 'cause by then neither party involved would derive any pleasure from the rimjob :P
Never again: I'd extend that to chitlins/colon too, but the ones I've had in the past definitely have a distinct smell/taste...
I even once said I couldn't/wouldn't do brains, but now, the more I think of it, I could.
The one thing I won't eat is sperm. Now this may sound like a funny thing for a gay man to say, but animal sperm is a little too close to home for me to be dining on. Maybe it's some kind of bizarre culinary homophobia, but there it is.
I guess I would maybe turn my nose up at a dish made from sewer rat. But you never can say for sure.
But I guess cuz I have to draw a line somewhere -- dog or cat? Maybe I'd eat if if I had to, but I hear it's not that good anyway. I'm too much of a pet person to fell 100 % comfy doing that.
But I did try Wisos: http://blog.auntiechef.com/2009/10/24/extreme-cuisine/
Good luck with your book! Sounds awesome!
Give me fresh durian any day, but keep that placenta to yourself.