Originally Posted by juicemakesugar
Everything that has been mentioned has been tame and softcore in nature except for the ortolan.
I myself like raw crab marinated in kim chee liquid.
Honestly, that sounds damn good. As I was growing up we had a korean family down the street, the grandmother would make kim chee on a pretty regular basis. Tasted great, but you couldn't be in the same room when the jar was first opened- had a smell all of it's own that the americanized stuff you can buy at the store just totally bypasses; a combination of death and chili sauce.
Same place I ate dog the first time.
Otherwise, if it's an american game animal I've probably eaten it. from the standard squirrel and rabbit to turtle to opossum (avoid), ground hog (not too bad) and raccoon (sooooo good).
Then you have your other standard fares such as-
Fried pig ears, pickled pigs feet (dilled, not sweet), tongue (makes a wonderful cut for corning or pickling), and honestly one of my favorite meat cuts to use in cooking is the cow or pig heart. has a gamier taste than standard cuts, but isn't overwhelming like liver and keeps a good consistency.
When i was younger there was always new stuff for dinner, we would rarely eat the same thing twice in a month, so I had plenty of opprotunity to be exposed to plenty of different "weird" foods.
Now I'll admit there's some stuff I'll never try, but it has to be pretty damn far out there to not even consider.