Welcome to the Travel Forums


Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums
Advertisement


Food Quiz

Advertisement
Do you have what it takes to snatch the 'Food Meister' title? (Warning: this game may cause a period of procrastination!)
10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 41 Msg: #132422  
Hmm...and I was pretty confident with my answer.

Any clue on how big these are, Jason? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 42 Msg: #132423  
B Posts: 151
My first thought was, I'm not even gonna dare nibble on this and let others to answer.

But since I can't help myself, I'm gonna have to say it's some type of boiled sausages or worms ?

I remember seeing the contestants of the Amazing Race eating similar stuff in Germany.



P.S. Shame on you for running away with Jo's title. I was looking forward to her new post 😊 .
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 43 Msg: #132425  
B Posts: 580
Stephanie is on the right track with her guess, which is a BIG clue.

These things are about 15-20cms in length, this however is not a 'part' of something, they are seen in their entirety and, they are ALIVE!!!


P.S. I do feel pretty terrible about about running away with Jo's title, and since she hasn't chimed in yet, I fear she may have stopped talking to me;-)
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 44 Msg: #132426  
Well in that case, I have to go with geoduck - although I don't see any shells, that particular bivalve is very, erm.... anatomical in its appearance, lets say 😉
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 45 Msg: #132427  
B Posts: 580
Oooooh! VERY close but, Geoduck has a shell...

I fear it is only a matter of time now before I lose my ill-gotten title - and I can sense that Stephanie the foodie wants it bad 😱
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 46 Msg: #132428  
Excuse me - I am a food scholar not a foodie. ;-) (In fact, I ought to be writing about that right now - foodies and the use of food knowledge and aesthetic judgment as a category of identification and distinction - but instead of typing up my thesis I'm resisting the urge to Google about for images of penis shaped invertebrates. Thanks a lot 😊).

I actually think I've figured it out - but can one guess three times? I think not. Although I have a photo all lined up and ready to go. Shocking? No. Deliciously difficult? Absolutely. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 47 Msg: #132429  
B Posts: 151
Are they maggots ??? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 48 Msg: #132430  
Although since your title was ill-gotten anyhow....

Live sea-cucumbers? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 49 Msg: #132431  
B Posts: 580
Yeah I initially spelled foodie with a "y" so what do I know. Then I wikipedia'ed it, and learnt:

foodies differ from gourmets in that gourmets are epicures of refined taste who may or may not be professionals in the food industry, whereas foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news



So I'm sticking with foodie, at least until you graduate. But I suppose winning the title may be a step in the right direction;-) Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2011 No: 50 Msg: #132432  
B Posts: 580
You're both cold as a sea-cucumbers with those guesses!

And NO peeking at 'penis websites'!

😱

P.S. I do however, genuinely, have some sausages on the BBQ about done, so I will have to leave you guys so I can consume them... Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 51 Msg: #132434  
Ha. Because wikipedia has all the answers (says the girl who just spent 10 minutes wiki'ing species of sea cucumber). Like I said, I don't study food. I study people who study food non-professionally. 😉 But if you're interested: Johnston & Bauman's Foodies: Democracy & Distinction in the Gourmet Landscape.

PS: For the record, I HAVE resisted the urge to Google about for said information in such a manner. Goodness only knows WHAT I'd find, but it certainly wouldn't be the answer to the question "What is that mystery food?"

Alright, I've exhausted my guesses. Since I won't earn the title tonight, I may as well at least work towards graduating..... 😊 Can't wait to hear what it actually it. Now ever so curious.

Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 52 Msg: #132435  
B Posts: 580
Well I'm confused as to whether this delightful food is in fact considered a sea-cucumber. So I'm gonna hand over the title before Jo gets back!

If it turns out that it is indeed NOT a sea-cucumber, shame on you!

Penis Fish

By the way, as I study tourists, does that make me a tourist scholar?
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 53 Msg: #132436  
B Posts: 11.5K
ha!

I fear she may have stopped talking to me;-)



Nah 😊

Was just coming back to admit I didn't like my chances with this one, without referring to our friends Google and Wikipedia ;-)

You take a turn if you like Stephanie with the one you have ready - I'll have another go after the title has done a round 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 54 Msg: #132439  

I study tourists, does that make me a tourist scholar?

Naturally! Tourism studies is emerging as a field of study (as you know), although coming out of a discipline like anthro you could opt to identify as anthropologist who studies tourists. Food studies doesn't has a strong disciplinary 'identity' apart form food scholar. *shurgs* What can you do.

Looks like Urechis unicinctus is a marine worm - in a totally different taxonomic world than sea cucumbers. But shame on me? Whatever for?




Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 55 Msg: #132441  
B Posts: 580
Okay, I think you are both being far too polite in taking the tainted title as it currently stands...So either we retire the title forever, with me, and I can from this moment onwards be known as "Food Meister who studies tourists".

Or you can both post the next challenge simultaneously - totally RADICAL I agree, but also twice the guessing and twice the fun😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 56 Msg: #132442  
I'm all for twice the fun (and twice the distraction)!
Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 57 Msg: #132443  
B Posts: 580
Okay, they look like unripened mangoes, but that would be way too easy...Regardless on first impressions this doesn't seem as if it will be too hard.

There better not be a twist;-) Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 58 Msg: #132444  
A twist?! No, no - I'm playing fair. Not my fault if you're feeling stumped. 😉

Alas, unripened mangoes, while an obvious first guess, is incorrect. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 59 Msg: #132446  
B Posts: 580
How about Jatropha - although they do seem a wee bit big.

How big are they? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 60 Msg: #132447  
B Posts: 151


You're ON !

Another one of my favorite fruit ! Reply to this

Tot: 0.086s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 9; qc: 14; dbt: 0.007s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb