Gut Rumbles

July 10, 2003

foods i like that most people don't

Yeah, I eat this stuff regularly and it's never even made me sick, let alone killed me:

Raw Oysters! I love the salty, marshy, seafood taste of a raw oyster when I crack one and suck it down my throat. You don't chew those things. You just swallow and enjoy the aftertaste.

Raw Eggs! I like to crack three of four in a glass, whip them up with some salt, pepper and Tabasco Sauce and drink them in one or two big gulps. That's a breakfast of Champions.

Sweaty Wimmen! Never mind. I'm not going there tonight.

Raw Hamburger Meat! Okay, I'll cook the outside a little bit, but I like the middle raw. Cow's blood tastes good to me.

Garden Tomatoes! I like to pick 'em, wipe 'em off on my shirt sleeve and eat them like apples. I enjoy the juice running off my chin.

Sourgrass! If you don't know what that is, I can't explain it.

Hot-Assed Barbecued Pork! Ribs, butts, sidemeat or chops. I like it when I break a sweat eating it while it falls apart on my plate.

Sardines in a Can! Find yourself on a fishing trip when you're hungry enough to eat raw skunk and discover that sardines in a can are all you've got to eat. They are delicious in the right time and place. You'll lick the juice off the lid and drink the gut-oil out of the tin when that's all there is.

Cold Pork & Beans Right out of the Can! It's ambrosia when you're out of sardines.

Shit. I'm gonna stop now. I think the wookie-pills are getting to me.


Oysters: nope. Sea boogers.

Raw eggs: only if I feel like hurling.

Sweaty wimmen: check.

Raw hamburger meat: only if I feel like losing a little weight to e.coli.

Garden tomatoes: yup. Especially if they're grape or plum tomatoes.

Sourgrass: never heard of it.

Hot-ass BBQ pork: nope. Prefer curry if I want to sweat. But BBQ pork is okay on a sandwich.

Sardines: check. Never understood why people don't like 'em. The Mrs. won't even let me open a can when she's in the house -- I have to wait until she goes away on a biz trip before I can eat sardines. Hint: try them on toast. Yummy.

Cold pork & beans: check.

If I may add one more: crispy-cooked corned beef hash (must be crispy, and preferably cooked with a little HP- or Worcestershire sauce).

Posted by: Kim du Toit on July 10, 2003 07:42 PM

What the hell is sourgrass?

Posted by: SASSY on July 10, 2003 07:47 PM

I am definitely going to vomit now. Hmm...I think I'll read this post whenever I want to lose 5 pounds.

Posted by: serenity on July 10, 2003 08:25 PM

sourgrass - south Georgia roadsides (and my front yard) are covered with it....looks a little like clover and smells heavenly when you lie in it on a warm summer evening watching the sun set.

Gourmet pork and beans around here are cold right out of the an with a little green onion and bell pepper...

Had forgotten how much I liked sardines - my dad and I used to eat them when fishing, and that is a fond memory :)

Posted by: Kat on July 10, 2003 08:32 PM

Red sourgrass. I don't see it as much anymore. They probably spray the roads for it now. That's a good chew. Sardines in tomato sauce are okay, but I like that mucousy mustard.

Posted by: Velociman on July 10, 2003 09:05 PM

God damn, man! It's no fuckin' wonder your gut rumbles.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on July 10, 2003 09:50 PM

on toast?

how could you dilute the taste of good sardines like that...?

Posted by: Jim on July 11, 2003 02:16 AM

Ick! No kisses for you! Not when those lips have been THERE!!!

Glad to see you're back "up" and running!! (hee hee)

Posted by: Joni on July 11, 2003 02:19 AM

See? Other people get to go fishing with their Dads...lucky Kat...;-)

My personal favorite thing to eat that makes other people run screaming and gagging around here is a piece (hunk, actually) of raw steak, after it's seansoned to be cooked. God DAMN that is GOOD. I feel kinda like a cannible eating that, though,'cause I'm a Taurus.
Hell, when I worked on that dairy farm in Jersy, I used to take steak (cut into strips for easy handling) to work for dinner. When the cows would start pissing me off, I'd take a hunk of steak into the parlor, wave it around, and announce to the cows that this was what happened to the LAST cow that kicked me. I also used to like to take containers of Coffeemate in there and illustrate to them exactly how much I didn't need them or their (Yes, I am bent-headed. You would be, too, if you were me...)

Posted by: stevie on July 11, 2003 04:54 AM

Raw oysters - yum, yum!

Sweaty women - uh, no thanks.

Sourgrass, raw eggs, BBQ, pork and beans - nope, nope, nope.

Raw hamburger / steak - bring it on, as W would say! Anchovies - yup. Toast with mayonnaise instead of butter - oh, yeah!

Excuse me - I'm really hungry right now. . .

Posted by: Ripper on July 11, 2003 08:40 AM

Well, I'm a Southern gal, so I can appreciate the sourgrass and the raw, right out of the garden tomatoes.

Of course, being a Southern MOUNTAIN gal, I'm aso a fan of poke salat, if it's scrambled up with eggs. Just the thought's enough to start Stoney's gagging.

Posted by: Medb on July 11, 2003 09:21 AM

I see I was wrong about you and oysters,
I must have you mixed up with me...I remember if this if I find another recipe. :)

Posted by: Trease on July 11, 2003 06:51 PM

Whoops,I have no idea how that extra *if* got in there...made the sentence more interesting

Posted by: Trease on July 11, 2003 06:53 PM

Sourgrass? You eat sourgrass too? I'm not the only one who walks around parks with a few stems in hand...?

How cool is that? A yank who eats sourgrass. I thought that was an Aussie thing. I've been too sheltered.

Posted by: Ren on July 11, 2003 08:35 PM

Don't you find it amazing that it's the FOOD post that garners the most responses?? The site meter said you had 1616 visits a day....and they all want to talk about your eating habits!

Posted by: Buffy on July 19, 2003 05:05 PM

What's the 'official' name for sourgrass? i want to find out about that stuff! I used to eat it growing up like mad. Its the stems with the bright yellow flowers? it tastes sour. anyone eat honeysuckle?

Posted by: bobbert on August 24, 2003 09:54 PM
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