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    Unusual foods

    I just watched a movie clip about this fruit, mangosteen.

    Once you open the fruit, it looks weird (my first impression was - garlic), but those who tried it describe it as creamy and citrusy, a blend of peach and a pineapple. It is found in South East Asia and South America.

    It may not be as novel to some of you who live closer to those areas, but I have never seen in it in here.

    What are other unusual foods that you guys know of?
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    I've had my first try at some allagator meat. The guy said it was to
    taste like chicken. It didn't it had a fishy and porky taste to it if you
    were to ask me. I didn't like it. Yuck!
    judy tooley

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    I love Durian fruit. The taste is like the creamiest, carameliest pudding you've ever encountered.

    Here's the Durian:

    http://www.durianpalace.com/whatis.htm

    Cheers,

    CD
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    That is one thing I can't get in this limited place. A durian fruit is
    unheard of here. I know what to look for next time I go to kroger
    store or walmart.
    judy tooley

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    Sweet Corn, isn't Durian the one they say "smells like hell and tastes like heaven..."?

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    Oh yeah, I've seen the Durian fruit. I lived near this asian market, where they had fresh fish and a lot of fruits and veggies that are unheard of in America.

    I never knew it was a fruit though! Looks like a heggehog Now that Im well informed of its great taste qualities, I think im gonna give it a try
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    Dear CT64,

    It really only smells bad when it is over-ripe. The trace amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide present in its chemical make-up interacts with the ambient humidity and air temperature thus producing the sometimes noxious smell. But knowing the heavenly taste that you'll experience when tucking into a Durian far outweighs the pungent aromas which the fruit might exude.

    Cheers,

    CD
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Oh man, now Im definitely getting that fruit next time i cross paths with it!

    By the way, Corno, did you study chemistry or are you really into that the durian fruit?
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    by the way, i couldnt post the pictures of mangosteen, but here is the link if you guys are interested:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosteen
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    I watered my ponsetta a while ago and now I found mushrooms growing
    with it. I don't know what kind they are right now. They just popped
    up within the last hour. What do you think they are?
    judy tooley

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    hmm, i dont know...

    about the allegators though - not my cup of tea also. I never tried them, but I imagine them being something like you described. Kinda chewy, fishy porky ... yuck
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    Hi Muza,

    Yes, I did study Chemistry and I am so much into Durian.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Chemistry used to be my favourite subject in Russia (I had a really strict teacher, which really encouraged me to study), but then I moved here and kinda lost it. I wish I had pursued it though...along with the study of neurology, another one of my favorite subjects
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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    . . . now I found mushrooms growing
    with it. I don't know what kind they are right now. They just popped
    up within the last hour. What do you think they are? judy tooley
    Here's an interesting article in wikipedia about mushrooms. Some are edible and some are not. This may help to identify the ones that are growing in your yard.
    Last edited by Krummhorn; May-06-2008 at 10:10. Reason: fixed an "oops" in url link - :-)
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    Judy - I'd STRONLY advise you NOT to eat those mushrooms!!!! (nor smoke them for that matter). You could end up deadybones (to use a quaint, Australianism).

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