Do you eat live food?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by Herbie, Apr 14, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Do you eat live food?

    I've tried oysters live but prefer them cooked. I can't ever see me trying Casu marzu.

    I'm pretty adventurous in trying new food but i think this is my cut off point.
     
  2. buckytom

    buckytom Senior Member

    The only ones that I can think of are oysters and clams.
     
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Clams? I've not heard of those being eaten raw. I do remember my husbands uncle getting very ill from eating a clan stew. Not put me off eating them (cooked) though.
     
  4. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Would that be a clan Macleod stew?:whistling:

    Raw oysters and clams are great, but once you shuck them, I don't think they are still alive.
     
  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I thought that once you cut the muscle through they are dead... I've not noticed my oysters moving.
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    .... from https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/raw-oysters-still-alive_us_592582f3e4b0ec129d31130b

     
  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    ..of course I suppose there are vegetables that are technically still alive when you eat them raw. A raw carrot for example, is capable of sprouting leaves. Does that mean its alive? :scratchhead:
     
  8. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I've had raw conch straight out of the shell, but is it still alive? Same with uni, the urchin is alive before you break it open.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  9. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Location:
    Ypsilanti, MI.
    I'm going to keep my answer simple.

    "Nope" :)
     
    SatNavSaysStraightOn likes this.
  10. buckytom

    buckytom Senior Member

    Ok, wellI guess I eat things just as their souls are leaving them.

    :geek:
     
    Frizz1974 and morning glory like this.
  11. Frizz1974

    Frizz1974 Senior Member

    Oysters make my answer a yes... I've spent many hours of my life praising them off rocks and eating them standing in knee deep water.


    Though the most disturbing thing I've ever watched is the videos of octopus having soy sauce poured on it and it trying to climb out of the bowl.
     
    buckytom likes this.
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh yes! :D

    Oh no! :hyper:
     
    Frizz1974 likes this.
  13. buckytom

    buckytom Senior Member

    I you attempt eating live octopus, look for a little bowl of oil such as seasme oil nearby your plate. If you don't dip the alive-ish tentacles into the oil, the suckers will stick in your throat. The oil helps them slide down.
     
  14. Frizz1974

    Frizz1974 Senior Member

    Nope. No thank you.


    Very few things I won't eat, and I love a great big octopus slowly braised with wine but I couldn't attempt that dish.
     
  15. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I'm sure that I've eaten live ants but not intentionally.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice