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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A few years ago I read this great book (highly recommend!) called The Devil's Picnic.
It talks about different "banned" or "taboo" foods and other things around the world. Just here eating a poppyseed bagel (one of the "taboos"), and feeling okay.
What is taboo where you live? Foods, practices, family convos?

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For some reason everyone gets their panties in a bunch whenever there is talk of eating horse meat. I know its illegal here in the US but id be up for trying it.
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My favorite Mexican restaurant where I attended college was closed down for serving horse meat. Was a shame. They fixed it well... super good stuff.
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Hmm... I've never had any 'taboo' food, but then again, I've never had broccoli either

I think in France they server horse, but to let you know, they have a fake (or real, can't remember) horse head outside the door. No joke, I heard that on TV once.
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Horse meat eh? Figured it would just be super tough. Imagine you'd have to braise it for quite some time to tenderize it.
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I'm not sure if it's taboo but I have ate Mountain Oysters before and man they were delicious! Cut in strips, batter with flour, deep fried with hot sauce. For those who don't know, bull nuts.
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I would definitely try those. Not sure if I'd like em, but I know they are quite popular out west.
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I would definitely try those. Not sure if I'd like em, but I know they are quite popular out west.
You will not be disappointed.. mmmmm!

Consider how it was once taboo to have a tattoo for main stream US people. Look at us now.

It was once taboo to have premarital sex. Look at us now.

What's taboo today will likely be accepted tomorrow. It evolves to suit our desires. Kind of handy.
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My favorite Mexican restaurant where I attended college was closed down for serving horse meat. Was a shame. They fixed it well... super good stuff.
Taboo yes.. good YES!
My favorite Mexican restaurant where I attended college was closed down for having dog meat in the kitchen!!! They couldn't prove that it had been served to customers, but the fact that we used to joke that they must be rounding up stray dogs to be able to sell so much meat for so little kinda speaks for itself.

I've heard that eating poppy seeds can make you fail a drug test, and an early Mythbusters episode concluded that there was some truth to the rumor IIRC. But taboo? I never heard of that.

BTW, that's calf nuts, not bull nuts. They castrate calves before they can grow into bulls so they can make steers for beef cattle. The castrated males put on more weight. Although it's not unheard of to castrate a bull, for example to make a former rodeo bull more docile, the delicacy that we called "calf fry" in Texas usually comes from when the feeder calves are castrated en masse prior to being sent to the feed lot for fattening.

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BTW, that's calf nuts, not bull nuts. They castrate calves before they can grow into bulls so they can make steers for beef cattle. The castrated males put on more weight. Although it's not unheard of to castrate a bull, for example to make a former rodeo bull more docile, the delicacy that we called "calf fry" in Texas usually comes from when the feeder calves are castrated en masse prior to being sent to the feed lot for fattening.

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Yes, I know. I used to work at the stockyards and you are correct, they come from calves. But bull nuts & nut fry sounds better!
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I'm not sure if it's taboo but I have ate Mountain Oysters before and man they were delicious! Cut in strips, batter with flour, deep fried with hot sauce. For those who don't know, bull nuts.
I've had them prepared the same way at an Oktoberfest party in Montana years ago. They referred to them as Rocky Mountain Oysters. The taste reminded me of liver.
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Lamb frys are good as well. Much more on the tender side. Mt oysters just can't be taboo... they are far too good.
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Yes, I know. I used to work at the stockyards and you are correct, they come from calves. But bull nuts & nut fry sounds better!
Maybe for you. When I read it, my hands instinctively move to protect my private parts!
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Horse meat is by no means taboo in Japan. But its not even that great tasting.

I cant even think of any food that is "taboo" here. Maybe dogs?

I personally never feel strongly against eating anything.
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Is dog meat even popular in Japan?
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Considering I have bigger balls than most men, I rarely feel too inhibited by a topic perhaps being taboo to worry about bringing it up.

I CAN control myself when necessary, though. For example, at my last job one of our clients was an anti-abortion organization. I could've vetoed them as new clients, what with my pro-choice beliefs and all, but I didn't. I could have let the contact person have an earful, but I didn't. I acted professionally and set my personal desire to dig in aside. I'm not saying it was easy, but I did it.

I use every possible opportunity to educate people about subjects they don't understand, or that they're hiding their heads in the sand on, such as the heinous abuse of sentient beings in the meat industry, or HIV/AIDS transmission, or why it's so important to have pets spayed or neutered, etc. Anything I feel strongly about, I'll discuss. When people squirm, it's almost always because the truth hurts.
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A few years ago I read this great book (highly recommend!) called The Devil's Picnic.
It talks about different "banned" or "taboo" foods and other things around the world. Just here eating a poppyseed bagel (one of the "taboos"), and feeling okay.
What is taboo where you live? Foods, practices, family convos?

I'm a southern gal, and people back home eat crawdads. Now of course this is a personal banned taboo food for me, and I refuse to eat anything that even remotely looks like a bug. YUCK!!!


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Here in SoCal, a Sushi place got closed. The place was called "the Hump" and they where busted for using whale meat (illegal in the US).

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Ha, Petrah, the town I'm from in NC has a baseball team called the Hickory Crawdads. Not sure if they ate them there. All I know is I'm not interested.
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I've tried eating crawdads but just can't get past the taste. Alot of people eat it. Popeye's Chicken sell it at times. Nuggets style.
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I'm a southern gal, and people back home eat crawdads. Now of course this is a personal banned taboo food for me, and I refuse to eat anything that even remotely looks like a bug. YUCK!!!
Too late. The USDA and other inspection organizations allow a certain percentage of your food to contain things like inscect and rodent filth.

How Many Insect Parts and Rodent Hairs are Allowed in Your Food?

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"Insects and insect eggs: 5 or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or 1 or more maggots per 250 ml . . ."

I do not mind bugs and associated bug parts in my food as long as they taste good.

I was off the canned chili for awhile when I learned that the little red strings you sometimes see in a can of chili are the animal's blood vessels. I could go on about this topic but it might cause some of you to stop eating.

What does concern me is the large concentrations of Dihydrogen Monoxide in our nations water and food supply. Scary stuff.
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Horse meat is by no means taboo in Japan. But its not even that great tasting.

I cant even think of any food that is "taboo" here. Maybe dogs?

I personally never feel strongly against eating anything.
What about Human meat?

I'm a pescetarian. Mydiet excludes land animals and birds, but includes fish, mollusks, and crustaceans in addition to fruits, vegetables, plants, legumes, nuts, and grains.I know I should go completely Veggie though fish is rich in Omega fatty acids that help prevent heart disease .

No thing is Taboo!, as evidently no thing is sacred ( created ),everything changes over time . But Treating other animals,especially with similar physiology as humans, as simply food products ,rather than thinking,feeling Organisms ,is mindless and extremely cruel .Domesticated Animals,including humans, should at the very least be given decent living conditions rather then caged all their lives.

We all have opinions ! .Though Those whom base their thoughts on evidence,gained through the scientific method ,are more likely to be actually facts .
The scientific evidence strongly suggests that eating a varied vegetarian diet is better for the individual's health and that of the environment .
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Ha, Petrah, the town I'm from in NC has a baseball team called the Hickory Crawdads. Not sure if they ate them there. All I know is I'm not interested.
That's the thing about food. Lots of regional specialties that outsiders often do not get. What you consider to be yucky or bad is routine in other places. The aforementioned rocky mountain oysters are but one example.

I do not like them and I will not like them and I will never try them because just thinking about them makes it uncomfortable to sit. Ouch, you poor little baby cows, we guys feel for you. That said, I dearly love deep fried and battered chicken gizzards and when turkey time rolls around, I demand the neck.

If you visit places where crawdads are popular, you should try them. The meat is wonderful, especially in chowder.

Here in Utah, we apparently invented the ever so popular fry sauce. That pinkish mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. We also seem to love Jell-O and we eat allot of the stuff. Very popular with the Mormons.

I recall being occasionally offered chopped chicken liver. I could not stand the idea because my mother and granny loved liver and onions and I thought the two foods must be about the same. Once I tried chopped liver, I could not get enough of the stuff. Still can't.

Try the odd foods and you might learn that when vast numbers of people down south eat crawdads, they might know a thing or two.

Go and buy a passel of mud bugs, boil them up right proper and dump them on the table. Suck those heads and have a cold beer.
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I'm a pescetarian. Mydiet excludes land animals and birds, but includes fish, mollusks, and crustaceans in addition to fruits, vegetables, plants, legumes, nuts, and grains.I know I should go completely Veggie though fish is rich in Omega fatty acids that help prevent heart disease .

No thing is Taboo!, as evidently no thing is sacred ( created ),everything changes over time . But Treating other animals,especially with similar physiology as humans, as simply food products ,rather than thinking,feeling Organisms ,is mindless and extremely cruel .Domesticated Animals,including humans, should at the very least be given decent living conditions rather then caged all their lives.

We all have opinions ! .Though Those whom base their thoughts on evidence,gained through the scientific method ,are more likely to be actually facts. The scientific evidence strongly suggests that eating a varied vegetarian diet is better for the individual's health and that of the environment .
I'll bet I can find a study that says (with equally strong evidence or perhaps lots of BS) that eating a diet that includes meat is just fine, too. One could argue that the environmental aspects you mentioned are pure BS and other studies say the pure BS is even more pure BS. All I know is I usually feel great after a nice plate of roasted beast, unless the cook over salted or added too much oil or God forbid, added corn. I hate the stuff unless it is in cornbread or on the cob.

My granny--who lived to be older than most dirt—had a diet rich in trans fats and fried birds. She was not a wimp, either. Crisco and lard was how she rolled. It is how I roll today.

When I want the facts about meat, I rely upon what Ted Nugent has to say as well as Penn and Teller (Penn and Teller, BS, see YouTube) for the most up to date hard scientific data. I also do the exact opposite of what PETA advises.

So let me get this straight. You likely eat oysters and yet, you do not think they feel the pain? Not sure I can follow your logic. Seems to me, when you say eating animals is cruel, you should not eat defenseless critters like oysters because they are animals, after all. They feel the pain, I assure you.

You eat these critters because you consider your health to be more important than the life of some creatures like oysters and muscles? How very un-PETA of you. I say enjoy some rare roast beef; a brisket perhaps or corned with a pile of cabbage. It is proven to be good for you and you already indicated your health is more important than one of God’s creatures, so the ethical considerations are null and void.

When we prepare a cow, we kill it with love. OK, love and a captive bolt, but the love is always there, just the same. It is all over in a moment. You seem to have no problem with dropping one of God's critters into a pot of boiling water. Ideally, served with a clarified butter made from the milk of a cow living in labor camps where she is forced to give up her milk. The milk that would have fed her children. Don’t you care about the children? Haven’t you ever heard a lobster scream? Or do you turn a blind eye to the suffering.

Some shellfish like mussels die slowly in the hot steam; literally cooked slowly in their tasty natural liquor, until they are dead. What must go through their minds must be sad and horrific. They likely cry and ask God, ‘what did I do to deserve this?’ They know they will soon die and leave their children alone. Perhaps you think it is fine to kill their family, too?

I think some people attribute the lobster screams to something having to do with the cooking process. I beg to differ. No lobster wants to die by drowning in a pot of scalding water.

Do you ever eat raw oysters? Imagine the horror the little fells feels as you swallow him or her whole, while he or she is still alive. Talk about barbaric and cruel.

Be consistent. Either you are all in or you should leave the' Grand Order of the Pescetarians.' Haven’t you seen The Little Mermaid? Some of them can sing, too. How can you eat one of God's critters? Especially those with musical talent. Where is your shame?

A number of studies have shown that plants feel pain, and vegetables are picked and often eaten while still alive. Animal rights activists are often in the news, but has anyone ever protested for vegetable rights? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk

Apparently, plants feel pain. The above link is right from the internet so it is absolutely probably and most likely absolutely not un-true. I have listened to the onions scream when I chop them. You must be in a quiet location and you must listen carefully, and you must drink a little scotch, but some vegetables do plead for their life.

LOL . . . take no offence, I need coffee and I jest with respect. I disagree with you, but that is OK, too. You eat whatever the heck you want for whatever reasons. Understanding that you are wrong is the first step towards recovery. That and a nice hoagie made with some great pork or perhaps a Shepherd’s Pie.

I do find myself eating more fish and vegetables these days. Not because I care about the animals among us or my health. I simply discovered a new veggie cookbook.

I have a new pie cookbook, So if you ever want to bring up the problems with obesity caused by eating far too many pies, I will be able to discuss that, too. Especially when I get to the cream pie chapter.
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I'm a southern gal, and people back home eat crawdads. Now of course this is a personal banned taboo food for me, and I refuse to eat anything that even remotely looks like a bug. YUCK!!!


There is an old phrase I'll paraphrase: "You may love sausage but you never want to see it being made." Or something like that. I think it is actually has to do with laws. Like food, you never want to see them made. Or something like that.

Visiting a processing plant; a slaughterhouse or a place where eggs are processed, for example, and you might give up some foods.

Crawdads are also called "Swamp Bugs" and they look like things no normal person would ever take internally. Not surprised some people might wonder about eating one.

I have spend lots of time in various factories and processing plants and in some cases, what goes on can put you off your food for some time to come.
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I'll bet I can find a study that says (with equally strong evidence or perhaps lots of BS) that eating a diet that includes meat is just fine, too.
But for people like me--who are vegan or vegetarian because it's WRONG and CRUEL to abuse animals--it doesn't matter how many studies show that eating the flesh of sentient beings is just fine. (It's not 'meat'--it's the flesh of a sentient being. 'Meat' is a name given by society to put distance between what it really is and what it's perceived to be.) I couldn't care less if eating the flesh of sentient beings is perfectly fine and healthy and wonderful for humans, because THAT has nothing to do with my reasons for being veggie.

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That's too bad, because Peta's undercover videos have CONSISTENTLY caused factory farms, slaughterhouses, and other places of animal abuse to be SHUT DOWN and/or HEAVILY FINED. See, they don't make this stuff up. They shoot real video of real events, and when the videos are given to the FDA or whichever agency is appropriate, the perpetrators cannot deny guilt because they're right there on film. Hence the reason they get shut down, fined, and/or retrained.

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Go visit a mainstream slaughterhouse. Or, gasp!, view some ACTUAL FILMS of slaughterhouses doing things like dragging 'downed' cows with a forklift by chains around their necks. Watch as FULLY CONSCIOUS sentient beings are hoisted by chains by their back legs and have their throats slit. Watch as some are skinned while still alive.

This is one of THE most ridiculous and tiresome 'arguments' I've heard over the not-quite-25 years since I stopped participating in the cruelty to animals that is the meat industry. Really, it gets old. Plants do not have central nervous systems and brains. Animals do. Case closed. You're free to do some research yourself if you're so inclined; head to your local medical school library and read up on anatomy and physiology of sentient beings vs plants.

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Why would eating the flesh of a sentient being make someone feel better? It would make me physically ill. I'd no sooner eat the flesh of a cow than I would the flesh of one of my pets.

One extremely common misconception about vegan/vegetarian diets is that they're boring, and unsatisfying, and dull, and...well, you get the idea. Wrong! We eat everything from tacos to pizza, spaghetti to fajitas, and never feel deprived. I wrote this Squidoo lens a while ago about DELICIOUS vegan and vegetarian alternatives to popular foods. Anyone who's so inclined should have a look.
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I will admit, I do indulge in eating meat but not all meats. I'm thinking about becoming a vegetarian or such after working in the local stockyards years ago.

I always say about eating meat, we're making our bodies a graveyard for dead animals...that should tell us something!
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What does concern me is the large concentrations of Dihydrogen Monoxide in our nations water and food supply. Scary stuff.
Yeah, I hear that DHMO levels are climbing in many places around the world.
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Hydrogen hydroxide is an even bigger problem.
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Hydrogen hydroxide is an even bigger problem.
I remember a safety audit on the production line. We were required to label every product as well as the potential safety concerns. We had to affix little labels to the deionized water as well as the rubbing alcohol.

I could see the insurance companies point; every chemical should be labeled, regardless of how non-threatening it is.

The aqueous washer was interesting. We had to label that, too. What we were not required to label was the solvent cleaner. We had just the one, back in the low volume days when we were building modems for Toshiba. We put modems in a little basket ad lowered it into a vat of solvent.

So you are correct. Hydrogen Hydroxide is of concern to some people. Like insurance people. But I am tough . . . I bathe in the stuff.

OMG . . . Google is so slow. Must be all of the people Googling Hydrogen Hydroxide.
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Why would eating the flesh of a sentient being make someone feel better? It would make me physically ill. I'd no sooner eat the flesh of a cow than I would the flesh of one of my pets.

One extremely common misconception about vegan/vegetarian diets is that they're boring, and unsatisfying, and dull, and...well, you get the idea. Wrong! We eat everything from tacos to pizza, spaghetti to fajitas, and never feel deprived.
MY GOD . . . you keep some poor animal captive and you demean it by calling it a pet?

As for eating one’s pets, it really depends on what animals you keep as pets. I have a good plan for your pet goose or chicken.

According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA has killed more than 25,000 animals (mostly dogs and cats) at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. Must be one heck of a barbeque, I must say.

We eat meat because we love it. You eat veggie tacos and boring pizza because you have not yet discovered how many crickets are killed annually due to the barbaric methods used by corn farmers. My God . . . what about the crickets? Who will speak for them?

At least I have God on my side:

Genesis 9:3: “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything”

Or perhaps not.

Leviticus 3:17: It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

I am so confused.
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MY GOD . . . you keep some poor animal captive and you demean it by calling it a pet?
Yes! Indeed I do. They're all rescues. That means I SAVED their lives and have given them a cushy, spoiled, loving home to live in safely.

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As for eating one’s pets, it really depends on what animals you keep as pets. I have a good plan for your pet goose or chicken.

According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA has killed more than 25,000 animals (mostly dogs and cats) at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. Must be one heck of a barbeque, I must say.
You're not going to get a rise out of this LONGTIME animal rights activist. You see, I KNOW the facts behind Peta's "killing" animals, while you apparently do not. I also know the overwhelming good they've done for animals and, again, apparently you don't. Don't expect to get me frazzled! It's not going to happen.

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We eat meat because we love it. You eat veggie tacos and boring pizza because you have not yet discovered how many crickets are killed annually due to the barbaric methods used by corn farmers. My God . . . what about the crickets? Who will speak for them?
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Genesis 9:3: “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything”
So let me be sure I'm understanding this correctly: You eat humans, too? Correct? EVERY moving thing includes animals called humans. Now, given that Biblical statement, I wonder WHY the authorities, as well as people's relatives and friends and neighbors, get *SO* upset when someone commits cannibalism.

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Leviticus 3:17: It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”
Now THAT I like.

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I can only imagine. I'd be confused, too. Luckily, I don't need to rely on a man-made book in order to know right from wrong. Abusing sentient beings is wrong, therefore I don't do it. It truly is that simple.
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I use hydric acid for my espresso.

And drop the Bible arguments altogether before they start. No one needs the last word on that -

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Oh yes, DHMO is also good for washing your vehicle, add a little soap and it really gets that stuck on road grime off!
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So let me be sure I'm understanding this correctly: You eat humans, too? Correct? EVERY moving thing includes animals called humans. Now, given that Biblical statement, I wonder WHY the authorities, as well as people's relatives and friends and neighbors, get *SO* upset when someone commits cannibalism.
No humans. Nope.
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Anything other than eating meat that's taboo?
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I'm a southern gal, and people back home eat crawdads. Now of course this is a personal banned taboo food for me, and I refuse to eat anything that even remotely looks like a bug. YUCK!!!


I'm in the opposite situation, a Yankee now living in Texas and I love crawfish or mudbugs as they are sometime referred to, sucking the juice out of the head and all.
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Here in SoCal, a Sushi place got closed. The place was called "the Hump" and they where busted for using whale meat (illegal in the US).

Santa Monica sushi restaurant closes after serving whale meat - Los Angeles Times
Whale meat is legal here in Norway, and the subject was discussed in a public debate some years ago. I guess you could say that it was a hot topic at the time.

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we have a local dish here called dinuguan: pig's innards cooked in pig's blood.

frog's legs are also yummy, but not sure if it's really a taboo food.

and to the comment on pre-marital sex, i still consider it a personal taboo.
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