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Tasks / Death Kava

Eat a food that frightens you.

1 to 100 players
10 points
Level 0
Created by Peter Garnett

Terms: food, fear, madeingarnett, skypechat, miserytask, waaants

67 completed :: 131 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


Comments


Mmmmmmm.... +3
posted by Waldo Cheerio on September 4th, 2008 5:02 PM

What scares me most is the idea of collaborating on this, and one of you loonies picking what I have to eat.

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posted by Tøm on September 4th, 2008 5:06 PM

Tasty.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 4th, 2008 5:59 PM

Chilled monkey brains, Dr. Jones.

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posted by Peter Garnett on September 4th, 2008 6:59 PM

I was hoping nobody would bring up that particular dish. X_X

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 4th, 2008 7:21 PM

I'd actually really love to collaborate on this with some of you folks. There are few foods I fear.

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posted by Lincøln on September 4th, 2008 8:00 PM

I'm with C.M.

When I'm back in town, you and I will try to come up with a food that is frightening.
Then we will dine.

It is on like Donkey Kong!
posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 4th, 2008 8:43 PM

Coming this fall:

El Lay Zero Death Kava Expo-Fest 2K8 3000: The Reckoning!

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posted by teucer on September 5th, 2008 4:16 AM

I'm not in LA so I can't make it - but I'll be happy to suggest things to eat if you like.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 6th, 2008 12:30 PM

Please do! I'll see if we can involve a few non-players as well. You know, just because.

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posted by Eidhnean entwines on February 1st, 2009 2:10 PM

Monkeys' brains, while popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not commonly found in Washington, DC.

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posted by susy derkins on September 4th, 2008 8:57 PM

How about fried grasshoppers?

Fried grasshoppers
posted by Jim Boy on October 17th, 2009 8:23 AM

They're not bad but i'm not sure where you'd find them in SF. . .Try the mission since they eat them in Mexico. . . I ate them in Oaxaca. They're called Chapulines. . .

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posted by Bex. on September 4th, 2008 9:16 PM

Jellyfish, candied scorpion, grass jello, squid snacks.

Tried.

Still frightened.



I dare you guys.

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posted by Lincøln on September 4th, 2008 10:34 PM

I kinda wanna try everything everybody's mentioned.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 4th, 2008 11:07 PM

I definitely do.

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posted by Burn Unit on September 5th, 2008 3:22 AM

Raw chicken?
Live chicken?

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 7:51 AM

Squid snacks? Not like calamari you mean? I think I know what you mean. That's not a good smell. I'll try them.

That grass Jello sounds good though.

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posted by Bex. on September 5th, 2008 12:05 PM

squid snacks taste like the bottom of a fish tank in which something died.

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posted by teucer on March 22nd, 2009 6:58 AM

I've had grass jello.

But not live chicken.

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posted by GYØ Ben on September 5th, 2008 4:58 AM

Hm. What about this?

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 7:41 AM

Find me some fugu, and I will eat it.

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posted by Lincøln on September 5th, 2008 8:12 AM

Fugu!

Six Die in Tragic Fugu Accident +2
posted by Waldo Cheerio on September 5th, 2008 8:51 AM

That would be pretty exciting. Seriously though, why with the nearly-dying tasks? Can't we just eat some really thrilling fish-sticks?

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 9:14 AM

We will ride Viper and eat still frozen fish sticks.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on September 6th, 2008 4:51 PM

I've eaten fugu. It's OK.

Kinda tangy.

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posted by GYØ Ben on September 5th, 2008 10:47 AM

This is food that frightens me.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 10:53 AM

Yeah, I'm down with chocolate-dipped haggis, and fugu-kebabs, but I can't hang with this giant food thang. Competitive eating, to me that's scary.

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posted by Tøm on September 5th, 2008 10:54 AM

I have a new life goal.

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posted by JJason Recognition on September 6th, 2008 12:52 PM

I've had one of those.

Not all by myself though.

It was good.

GYØ Ben -- Your Fears Have Been Updated
posted by Waldo Cheerio on December 12th, 2008 11:17 PM

I think the art has been refined since that original fear developed. BEHOLD!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 11:00 AM

This one scares me because I want to try one.

Named for Luther Vandross, the Luther Burger is a glazed Krispy Kreme with an all-beef patty, bacon, and fried egg on top.

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posted by Lincøln on September 5th, 2008 11:19 AM

I think I'm gonna make one of those tonight.
If I can't make one of those in Vegas, where can I?

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 5th, 2008 11:37 AM

If you do, let me know how that goes.

If you have time, there's a nice Mexican restaurant across the street from the El Cortez hotel. They got a nice taco plate.

Tried. Tasty.
posted by Lincøln on September 6th, 2008 2:06 PM

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 6th, 2008 5:43 PM

Whoa there, chief, that's no donut. That's a bagel if I've ever seen one.

You haven't constructed a Luther sandwich, but that there is a fine "Superfly" Snuka.

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posted by Lincøln on September 6th, 2008 6:27 PM

That is not, in fact a Krispy Kreme donut, it is an Albertson's brand donut. And it tasted more like a bagel than a donut, but it was a donut, strange as it was.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 7th, 2008 2:50 AM

Well, then I think you've invented the "Vegas Vandross".

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posted by Kaleigh~Marie Fremouw on May 13th, 2009 7:12 AM

It's funny that this comment was made, as this is actually what I am attempting to do for this task. Should be up in a few days. I'm rather terrified.

Terrified?
posted by The Hammer on July 18th, 2009 2:52 PM

That looks delicious. So so very. I feel like the flavors wouldn't intermingle so much as complimenting each other whilst they retain their own glory!

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posted by JJason Recognition on February 1st, 2009 1:19 PM

I'm shocked that nobody has mentioned Casu Marzu yet. I defy anyone to find a scarier food.

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posted by Raizekiel Malbrandt on February 1st, 2009 1:53 PM

OH HELL! I saw this on the travel channel, then promptly turned off the tv and went outside to cry and ride my unicycle.

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posted by Fiona on February 4th, 2009 7:06 AM

Yep, that is pretty scary. What about those eggs with chicken foetuses inside? That's scary too.

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posted by Rin Brooker on February 1st, 2009 2:37 PM

Raw quail eggs or a spider, just you watch me, I'll do it.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on February 1st, 2009 3:37 PM

I'm watcheen'!

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posted by Rin Brooker on February 1st, 2009 8:13 PM

I was already fed uma sashimi (Japanese raw horse meat) by one of my host families in Japan. It's going to be hard to top that one. I dare someone else to try uma sashimi though.

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posted by Fiona on February 4th, 2009 7:07 AM

That sounds more sad than scary.

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posted by Eidhnean entwines on February 1st, 2009 3:03 PM

Andouillette -- pig bowel sausage. Luckily I'm not eating mammals, currently.

Durian

Hákarl, aka putrefied shark, a traditional Icelandic food. Fairly much anything this list of foods eaten at Þorrablót .

For anyone brave enough to try. This caused me literal, rolling upon the floor paroxysms of laughter. Canine members of the household scampered over to lick me on the face and ask if it was time to call 911.

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posted by teucer on February 1st, 2009 5:02 PM

On a food-related mailing list I frequent somebody mentioned a friend of his receiving Hakarl as a Christmas gift and asking him what to do with it. Said friend mentioned that his instinct was to bury it, but the person on the mailing list pointed out that this strategy had already failed.

durian
posted by Rin Brooker on February 2nd, 2009 9:41 PM

I totally wish I could try one! i'm putting it on my goals list

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posted by JJason Recognition on February 3rd, 2009 12:11 PM

I had a durian smoothie once. It was good. I fear no durian.

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posted by Eidhnean entwines on March 20th, 2009 3:07 PM

I've eaten durian buns before, but never the fresh, raw, plain fruit. It's on my try list as well, partially because Andrew Zimmern has been unable to eat it, after three separate tries.

It doesn't scare me, but molded jello salad with stuff in it does. (Western congealed animal jello -- I've eaten Asian jellies and they don't squick me out as much as suburban, mid 20th century, American cookbook fare).

at the SF chocolate salon
posted by praximity on March 23rd, 2009 3:53 PM

there was some durian chocolate. so tasty.

there is some actual durian sitting in my fridge, right now, just waiting to be eaten.

in fact, i'll be right back.

Durian
posted by Jonathan Polin on October 11th, 2009 12:29 AM

I actually had some at Journey to End of the Night in Oakland, in June. It was at one of the checkpoints, part of a weird food roulette thing, but I was a chaser so I didn't need to eat anything. Needless to say, I did anyway. People say that durian's a love-it-or-hate-it kind of food, but I disagree: It was okay, but I didn't really see the appeal.

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posted by done on February 2nd, 2009 11:42 PM

I tried to eat this but failed. It was absolutly too disgusting, I had to leave the room and didn't feel like eating for the whole day.

Bonus Strip
posted by Waldo Cheerio on February 3rd, 2009 12:00 AM

hotpot74748.jpgAnother shameless use of the already thankless work of webcomic artists for the purposes of a task.

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posted by Peter Garnett on February 3rd, 2009 12:40 PM

Two quick reminders, for those of you squicked out by this task.

  1. There is a difference between something frightening you and something making you want to vomit, although you will see occasional overlap.
  2. It is perfectly acceptable to eat a food of which you have an irrational fear.

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posted by SPJ on February 4th, 2009 8:38 AM

Cool, that is more like what I am doing.

I don't see the need to turn this into "what is the worlds most disgusting food".

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posted by The Hammer on July 18th, 2009 3:05 PM

I used to have irrational fears of quite a few foods but have over come most of those fears at some point or another simply by being very hungry. And by many foods I probably actually just mean avocados. I really can't remember. No wait!My father terrified me with 90 year old tofu when I was 6.

MAYONNAISE.
posted by Mayonnaise Prince on February 6th, 2009 12:55 AM

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

MAYONNAISE.

SO MUCH OF IT.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on February 6th, 2009 8:24 AM

Too easy.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on February 6th, 2009 8:25 AM

Also:

ICK!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on February 6th, 2009 8:25 AM

Also also:

Really, ick.

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posted by Rin Brooker on February 6th, 2009 5:34 PM

mhm. ew

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posted by praximity on March 23rd, 2009 3:52 PM

simply because something is easy doesn't preclude it from being sufficiently brilliant.
or sufficiently disgusting.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:13 PM

good for Africa.

fungi are deadly
posted by GYØ Robtimus Prime on February 14th, 2009 1:06 PM

no force on earth can make me eat mushrooms


XD i guess if this task is ever done by my lot, i would be the punished of the punishers XD

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posted by teucer on March 29th, 2009 8:02 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tempeh

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posted by Vic on May 3rd, 2009 4:53 PM

I've eaten a lot of odd foods such as jellyfish, chicken feet and pig ears. The thing I'm most afraid of eating would have to be a deep fried twinkie... Instant heart attack... I think deep frying something that could last through a nuclear holocaust and then consuming is just asking for trouble.

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posted by Hayashida Heihachi on May 29th, 2009 6:52 AM

I can eat all sorts of raw fish,
and yet scrambled eggs
scare me. Why is that?

Especially with ketchup.

Nom
posted by GYØ Kieran! on June 16th, 2009 7:28 AM

If it was safe to eat, no matter what it was, even if i was frightened of it, i would eat it.

That sounds rather disgusting and wrong but thats just the person i am. MWAHAHA!
=D

"Wash 'em firsts"
posted by The Hammer on July 18th, 2009 3:10 PM

I was walking around in the china town of New York With my father at some point and he bought some sort of dried plum or something. We do not know what they actually are but the man who was selling them was very adamant to the effect that we should wash them before we eat them. Wash them thoroughly. We now refer to them as "Wash 'em firsts". I am not currently home and will not be for a week, but when I get home, I promise you, I will eat one. Or more. After washing them, or, possibly, not...!?

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posted by Camera Obscura on June 9th, 2011 1:13 AM

I fear no food. :-(

Already had:
-cow hearts
-sheep brains
-jellyfish (in a delightful salad even)
-tongue
-various organs and gut of most barnyard critters

Someone help me find a fearsome, or at least flashy/fun food in SF... I'm thinking something uncooked out of chinatown, perhaps at the fish market where the fish is so fresh, it is still twitching, even headless....


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