4/21/08

What's The Worst Food You've Ever Tasted In Public?



This Tuesday's Question asks What's The Worst Food You've Ever Tasted In Public?

I posted the image of a waiter because I was thinking in terms of a business meeting or date when I wrote the question. Although, there is nothing worse than looking into the eyes of a loved one who can't cook, but has labored over their love for you, then asked; "Well, what do you think? Or "Will you taste this?"

Or what is almost worse are the dreadful holiday guests who bring recipes that are so awful your entire family remembers the experience for decades- like in the case of a post I wrote entitled The Sound Of A Slamming Screen Door. It's a long post, but if you have time it has a part in it about my grandmothers friends plum pudding. Basically it just tasted awful and my family spent most of Christmas Eve either in the bathroom sick or hiding somewhere giggling in private.

Therefore, I think the worse situation you can be in when you have to swallow something unbearable, is in the company of a family member or friend rather than someone you're accompanying on a date or even a business meeting.

Now it's your turn, what is the most awful recipe you've had to swallow? And remember to look for your comment posted tomorrow with a link to your blog- and thanks for participating...plus grab a brag badge on your way home. And as always, I can't wait to read your answers~

Have fun and happy Tuesday ~

P.S. I have a doctors appointment today, but I will reply to each comment when I return, so please know how much I'm looking forward to your answers. In addition, I left my comments off moderation, so you should be able to read and reply to each other. :))

9 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a great question Ann. I've had lots of bad food in public, but the absolute worst was escargot. Escargot if not done correctly will be tough as heck. You can chew it and it just gets bigger and bigger in your mouth. Too big to swallow and you just can't get it down.

It was a very nice restaurant and I was on a date with a very nice looking man. I was in my 20s and had eaten escargot before. And it was good escargot that just melted in your mouth. I loved all the garlic and the warm French bread. Something wasn't quit right with this escargot.

I chewed and chewed and that little snail just got bigger and bigger. It didn't taste all that good at that point either. I couldn't just spit it out into my napkin. What to do, what to do... I finally just got up and went to the restroom to get rid of the 10 pound snail I had in my mouth.

The handsome man? Well, he had the same problem, but I was so busy with my own issue that I hadn't noticed he was struggling too. He finally just swallowed his whole to get rid of it. We laughed about it, and left the rest of the escargot untouched. The rest of the meal was delightful as I recall.

My husband and I love escargot and our favorite place to partake of this delicious little delicacy is Hazel's. Now I'm hungry for escargot. Have a great day everyone. :)

Dawn said...

LOL @ Sandee!
I think I was 9 or 10 and it was at my sister's wedding. I ate a mouthful of horseradish while my other sister sat there and laughed at me. (apparently she was waiting for me to try it) I ended up spitting it out on my plate and ran to tell my mother :)

Robert said...

having lived on the road for to many years I have so many I can't list them all..after awhile your stomach gets numb....:)))

Ann said...

Sandee, (laughing) What's amazing is that neither of you noticed the others cheeks getting larger...(LOL)

I thought about the image of Lucy and Ethel at the candy company- both of your cheeks sticking out like a couple of chipmunks racking up on nuts.

Well, at least it tasted good and you went through it together, if that's any consolation...(LOL)

Great comment and hilarious as usual.

Huge hug~

Ann

Ann said...

Dawn, I can't believe you did that! (ROTFL) It sounds like your sister has a great sense of humor- And you're right, it's as if your sister was waiting for you to take the plunge.

I bet you were a fun kid- sounds like it anyway...(LOL)


Huge hug~

Ann

Ann said...

Robert, I've heard a lot of expressions about the stomach, but your stomach getting numb is a first. (LOL)

I can only imagine what your dinner choices have been over the years.

You need to invest in a good icebox or ice chest and bring some prepared healthy stuff along. Or have you already been there, done that? I hate it when people make suggestions about things they haven't a clue about...(LOL)

So sorry if I've done that, but we need you around for your poetry and friendship, therefore I thought I'd offer my expert advice.

Thanks for the comment~

Ann

girlforallstatus said...

The worst I've eaten is a beetle. My grandpa's specialty which is deep-fried. It was like chewing something crunchy and then something gooey then crunchy again. It was so gross so I had to spit it out. So does that count as eating?

Monique Blue said...

I don't know when the worst was but I think that for me the worst time to have to swallow something unbearable is in front of the preparer be it a loved one or otherwise.

And now that I think about it I think the worst thing that I have ever had to eaten was something that my little sister made for me when she first started to cook. She was trying to learn how to make beans and rice and packed me a lunch to take to work. The beans were hard and the rice was undercooked too.

Fortunately LOL I was at work :D

Jennifer Robin said...

I never experienced anything worth commenting about until I moved to my current location a few years ago. We have a community center where once or twice a year, they have a potluck, and I've only been to two. The first was because I didn't know better, and the second was to see if the first could have been a fluke. Lets just say that some people with some really strange ideas of potluck fare live out here. Most casseroles I couldn't even identify, and had no desire to take a second bite to even try, but the most memorable was a chicken and quinoa casserole that tasted like stale, almost rancid grease. I since found out that anyone who values their health wouldn't touch the food at one of these affairs with a ten foot pole!

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