THIS PRAWN COCKTAIL is a popular starter dish in restaurants but it is one thing I simply cannot eat! Now, I'm not a fussy eater but neither am I one of those cast-iron-stomach people who can eat anything and seafood is definitely not on my list of 'foods I like'.
Crab, lobster, shellfish or any other product of the oceans makes my stomach heave just by looking at it - I think it's the fishy, salty, seaweed odour which does it. The only seafood I like is that good old stalwart of British takeaway food FISH AND CHIPS from a traditional chippy like THIS ONE which, happily, is only a 20 minute drive from my home!
Apart from not liking seafood I am open to pretty much any kind of culinary experience. Chinese or Indian food is popular in Scotland and I like both of these as well as traditional Scottish foods like MINCE AND TATTIES but, even though I am a proud Scot, I don't really eat HAGGIS - probably because I know what goes into it - and porridge is WAY down my list of 'foods I like'!
Harking back to my childhood I remember one food which was both strange and popular, particularly with coal miners. That delicacy was a cheese and jam 'piece' (sandwich). The story is that such a 'piece', when eaten down a coal mine, tasted like prime steak! Since I have never been down a coal mine I can neither confirm nor deny that assertion.
I remember a couple of my childhood friends would eat 'pieces' filled with strange ingredients like sugar, or tomato sauce. One young lad was noted for putting a whole Scotch pie on a 'piece'!
I don't know if these strange foods are confined to Scotland or are more widespread but I am sure there are some really weird combinations of sandwich out there!
INTERESTING FACT: Did you know that if honey is stored properly it won't go bad? Edible honey was found in King Tutankhamen's tomb.
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