Food — is there any topic better than this? You just wait. This is day 14 of #Janblogaday.
I’m a non-traditionalist foodie. I love food to an unhealthy degree. Eating is a happy thing to me. But I’m not a crazy food adventurer, like I’m only in to trying new things if the new things sound ‘normal’. This is actually my biggest issue with MasterChef. I really, really want to go on MasterChef but skip the challenges that deal with slicing huge fish open ’til their guts are all over your apron and also the part about tasting the lining of a cow’s stomach and liking it.
The other day I was in Walmart buying some pork chops (a very ‘normal’ meat). But when I went to peer into the raw meat highway, next to some perfectly normal pork chops was a two-pound package of chicken feet. My eyes were desperate for somewhere else to look but in doing so I spotted a large package of cow tongue — tongues of probably a whole cow family unless one cow tongue can fold up like a blanket and take over one giant package on its own. I threw up a little after this and had to spend the next 15 minutes staring at the all the peanut butters ’til I felt a little more level in the stomach.
That was a bad experience. But my staring at abnormal foods isn’t always a terrible ordeal. In fact, I was in Bangkok in October and again in November and my eyes took in a whole heap of animal parts that should never be eaten… and I kept all my breakfast in my stomach. So who’s up for a little game of GUESS THAT FOOD!? I’ll give you some hints, and you can find the actual answers at the very, very end of this post (past the awesome blogger link-ups and straight at the bottom).
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More from #Janblogaday: Day 1: New… year, new resolution. Day 2: Two… things you should never say to your partner. Day 3: Bucket list… of (some un)realistic wishes. Day 4: Pet peeve… fountains are not the new jungle gym. Day 5: Fear not, even if I am a little crazy. Day 6: Embarrassment: Lindsey – 1, Dad – 4. Day 7: The shoe horoscope. Day 8: A little honesty. Day 9: Made with love: Wintery Instagram jam. Day 10: Grandma took my room, so I took her pajamas. Day 11: A husband confession. Day 12: Haiti changed me. Day 13: Top ten ‘why not’ finds at Walmart. Tomorrow day 15: Transportation (and I’ve got no clue what to write yet).
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Answers to the awful (and a few quite tasty) food photos above: #1 – Thai duck. #2 – Pig foot. #3 – Fish sticks, angry bird style. #4 – Cow brain. #5 – Banana walnut bread. #6 – Pumpkin pie still in the package at Costco for $5.99 (one can of puree Pumpkin in NZ is $8). #7 – Dragon fruit. #8 – Lamb liver. #9 – Thanksgiving dinner. #10 – Fried catfish. #11 – Birds. #12 – Special K. #13 – Raspberry gelato with blueberries.