Do you know what you put in your mouth?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Orleander, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I see people eating things all the time and they have no clue what they are. What is a pimento, a caper, and chittlins? And if they are something you already are familiar with, why give it a different fancy name?
     
  2. Deathfromabove Hopeless and Useless Registered Senior Member

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    Isn't Chittlins like a fancy name for pig intestines????
     
  3. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Food.
     
  4. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know that they don't know what they are eating if all you do is observe them? Do you go up to total strangers and ask them? :shrug:
     
  5. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Yuk... that's nearly as bad as haggis...
     
  6. Reiku Banned Banned

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    (Which has an origin not of scotland aparently... instead somewhere in France)
     
  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Main Entry: chit·ter·lings
    Variant(s): or chit·lins \ˈchit-lənz\
    Function: noun plural
    Etymology: Middle English chiterling
    Date: 13th century
    : the intestines of hogs especially when prepared as food
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, you think I haven't? I usually get:
    "Well, these are capers. They are so nice on fish"
    "But what are capers?"
    "Umm, gee, I don't know. <turning to husband> Do you know dear?"
    "Yeah, capers are those little round things you like on your fish"

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  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    but why not call them what they are? intestines.
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, that should just be called 'barf in a bag'
     
  11. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    We have a Russian (originally Tatarian) food here called "bleashi", it's basically meat inside a special kind of bread and is usually sold in train and bus stations, and I have never eaten it myself.
    Among friends we call it "buy three, collect a cat", because the meat in those has historically been of dubious origin and many have been cought selling it with cat, dog or city pidgeon meat in souviet times as well as now.
     
  12. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    sounds nobler
     
  13. Deathfromabove Hopeless and Useless Registered Senior Member

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    My family is really into gizzard stew. Tastes alright, but i can't swallow it , come on its basically intestines.

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  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    kinda like sexual assault vs rape?

    umm, so what is a caper and a pimento? And how do they get that itty bitty corn for my chinese food. Is it mutant or just corn they pull early?
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Gizzards are in a chickens neck. Its kinda their teeth. It holds the gravel to grind the food. It doesn't digest it.
     
  16. Deathfromabove Hopeless and Useless Registered Senior Member

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    Like gums??
     
  17. Gondolin Hell hath no fury like squid Registered Senior Member

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    This is a pimento. They are just a variety of chili peppers.
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    And this is where capers come from
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    Capers are just the pickled bud of that plant. It grows in the Mediterranean region.
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    THANKS!!!
    Is that a caper flower then? Are there white and black capers?
    And why call it a pimento and not a pepper?
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    like teeth. Its why they peck at gravel. I think some dinosaurs are rocks for the same reason.
    Ever butchered a chicken. Its full of gravel and whole grain (because it hasn't been ground up yet)
     
  20. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Capers are the buds of a weedy thorny Mediterranean plant, in Cyprus they grow wild everywhere, even out of our pavements (sidewalks for you yanks). Collecting the buds is difficult because of the thorns and because of the limited time scale available, as they flower within days, and that is why they are so expensive. Pickled capers have the chewy texture of meat and are satisfying to eat. We also pickle the young thorny stems and leaves (which I prefer), but they're nowhere near as popular outside the Med region.

    Pimentos are mild red peppers with an intense flavour.
     

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