I am a chicken s*** when it comes to oddball food.
If I can't recognize it, chances are my nose will wrinkle.
I am a bit of one too, really, it is just I was taught at least try it once. And some of these situations, like Mexico, require that you eat what is served. When people kill the best baby goat in your honor you need to eat it and smile. Thank to everything it was good.
the worst thing eaten was dog. It was by accident. we were in Mexico and this lady bought us tacos. They were serious when they told us the stand people makes them with dog. I ate it and found out later. I guess it was alright, but I was very young.
Mainly, I have taught the kids to do the same thing. try it once. People are proud of the food they make you. Same with music. I think I have said it before, but if you want to know people, listen to the music that moves them and eat what they feed you!
sometimes there are things I cannot stomache, but mostly I will try it at least. stillajwexelder- I forgot- I did have snake. It was a south Texas thing.