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Old 11-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Many of us have had favorite food items that others would look askance at. But we don't really care; we just happen to like them.

This came up recently at our house. I mentioned that one of my favorite meals when I was young was a peanut butter and sardine sandwich on rye bread.

Alas, DW said that just made chills run down her spine. But for me, it has always been a real treat. I ate a ton of those sandwiches while going to college, and many more during subsequent years.

What meal have you always enjoyed that makes others cringe?
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I like to make sandwiches of melted sharp Wisconsin cheddar and cornichon pickles. It's actually a classic type of grilled cheese sandwich but doubt I could get anyone I know to go for it.
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I like to make sandwiches of melted sharp Wisconsin cheddar and cornichon pickles. It's actually a classic type of grilled cheese sandwich but doubt I could get anyone I know to go for it.
I'm from Wisconsin so even though I haven't had that before, I would definitely give it a try.
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Rawburger, bought at butcher shop.

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I THINK I've gotten DH out of the habit of pulling off a chunk of ground beef from the grocery store package and eating it with a little salt and pepper.

When we went to Paris last year, we had lunch at the Louvre. DH ordered steak tartare and the waiter asked multiple times if DH understood it wasn't cooked. Guess who had the runs that night.

And he thinks I'm weird because I love raw oysters.
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Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich. Pretty tame in comparison!


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I like to make sandwiches of melted sharp Wisconsin cheddar and cornichon pickles. It's actually a classic type of grilled cheese sandwich but doubt I could get anyone I know to go for it.

It seems that's a British thing. At least, I have read about such sannies in novels I've read that are set in the British isles. Pickles fill in the cracks.

My dad's favorite was peanut butter, mayo, and onions on white bread. It disgusted me to make those horrible things, but ya know, I'd happily do it again if I could, now.
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Peanut butter and mayonnaise on any kind of bread....sometimes I add bacon. My great uncle ( and aunt) taught at Pepperdine and he introduced me to this sandwich.
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Peanut butter and mayonnaise on any kind of bread....sometimes I add bacon. My great uncle ( and aunt) taught at Pepperdine and he introduced me to this sandwich.

Well, you're the only others I've ever heard tell of eating such a combo. But you need to try it with onions!
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Many of us have had favorite food items that others would look askance at. But we don't really care; we just happen to like them.

What meal have you always enjoyed that makes others cringe?
Steaks cooked Texan style (i.e. extra well done) Almost crispy.
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Many of us have had favorite food items that others would look askance at. But we don't really care; we just happen to like them.

This came up recently at our house. I mentioned that one of my favorite meals when I was young was a peanut butter and sardine sandwich on rye bread.

Alas, DW said that just made chills run down her spine. But for me, it has always been a real treat. I ate a ton of those sandwiches while going to college, and many more during subsequent years.

What meal have you always enjoyed that makes others cringe?
As a coincidence, I had sardines for the first time today. Smelled awful, but didn't taste too bad (they were in mustard sauce). I started eating them for the omega-3's. After reading your post, I will eat them with peanut butter on toast next time.
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I ate a lot of weird stuff at a Sushi Bar in NYC several years ago when entertaining a Korean client. I have no idea what I ate, but most of it was raw and chased with shots of Saki. I do remember the bill for $900 we dropped in that place (3 of us).

Fortunately, I lived to tell the story, what I can remember about it, anyway.

A lot of food here in Texas is not weird for this place (raw oysters, rattlesnake, etc).
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Raw pig liver, dipped in the most divine sauce made simply of oil and sea salt. This was in Korea.


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I bought and ate and shared some lime-chili crickets at my favorite bar a couple of months ago. This is the local producer:

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Nothing too weird for me I guess.

Folks at work used to think that when I ate cottage cheese with salsa that was weird. Also no one else I know drinks buttermilk or eats plain unsweetened yogurt. I like kimchi, too, and will drink sauerkraut juice but these things also do not appeal to my friends.
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I remember peanut butter and mayo sandwiches as a kid in Ohio- no onions, though.

And I just had kimchi yesterday- I've got a jar of it in my refrigerator!
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Nothing too weird for me I guess.

Folks at work used to think that when I ate cottage cheese with salsa that was weird. Also no one else I know drinks buttermilk or eats plain unsweetened yogurt. I like kimchi, too, and will drink sauerkraut juice but these things also do not appeal to my friends.
Drinking sauerkraut juice is the worst thing i've see so far. Reading that made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Then I swallowed it and that probably tasted better than drinking sauerkraut juice.
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