Monday, January 28, 2008

Gourmet Foods

I don't know about you, but most of the when I run across "gourmet" food, it is something that is, if not outright repulsive, then is vaguely nauseating or just plain funny. For instance, I spent a total of 7 years as a child in Alaska as my father was stationed there. We did lots of fishing. One of our favorite baits was salmon eggs. Fast forward a few years. I laughed when I saw salmon eggs for sale as caviar. They look just like the bait eggs, bright red. I won't try any of that any time soon ever.

I was surprised while pursuing Amazon when I came across the fact that they offer gourmet foods for sale. Below is a small selection.

Imagine my delight when I came across this treasure:

You will find that this is listed as "Elk Carcass." YUM! Go here to see the actual offer of sale. In the coveted carcass line they also have Venison Carcass.

Even better than the knowledge that you can actually get an Elk carcass if you want one are the customer reviews! Go read them, they cracked me up. Especially the one by Jonathyn R. Brown.
Also listed under Gourmet Foods are:

Come on over! We'll grill up some wild boar I got at the bookstore!

I'm all about sprouts! But I can sprout without this, all I need is a mason jar and some panty hose.

This Thai tea filter stainless steel / muslin:

I don't know about you, but I don't like the looks of that thing. My strainer is metal mesh.

Sub_Zero Poopin' Hero?????? Get me two.

I think I'll have to skip the orange salt.

It looks like sausage to me. I don't think it's really pudding.

I don't know about this. (I've had two people tell me it's really good, but it is still funny that you can get it from the bookstore.)

Sliced Conch : Who'd u thunk it? At least they can't run away when you go hunting them to slice them up.


Nessa said...

Those are funny and kinda scary.

Anonymous said...

Wow Amazon has some weird products, now I finally have a source for canned conch:)

see you there! said...

Some of those are pretty funny and who would use the word *carcas* in advertising?

Salted cod is good tho if prepared right - in other words soaked first. It is a big item in the Italian grocery stores here.


Susan said...

I don't know what scares me most~the unusual things they sell or that many are bought!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Well I won't be having an after-dinner snack now!

Elaine said...

I have a tes strainer rather like that one, except that it is more rigid than that bag. I can now make leaf tea for one in my cup.

quintarantino said...

Can't say anything. Tastes are different in each part of teh world.
For instance, southern europe has it's own diet (mediterranean diet, lot's o fish, vegetables, food, olive oil, bread...) and we are well known for what is called "slow food".
Cod fish in Portugal must be salted and dried. It´s really good to roast with potatoes.

Mrs. Who said...

I think you can pretty much anything on Amazon now. I guess they weren't making quite enough money just selling books!

gina said...

Those are strange. I can't stand the thoughts of eating any of that "stuff".

Old Wom Tigley said...

Smoked cod and Blackpuddig at both very tasty. But like you I would wonder abou it being on offer from a Bookshop... ha!..

Jane said...

Sorry I've not stopped in! Thank you for the prayers for my mom.

Liz said...

Black pudding is a sausage but traditionally called pudding. It's made of blood mostly.

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