A spin-off from the current Cafe Society thread * Poll: Sushi is…*. (Am posting this initially in Cafe Society, with its being food-related.) A few posters in the thread mentioned, express total loathing of sea-dwelling – in fact water-dwelling – creatures as food. An exchange there between two posters:
“I can’t eat any type of seafood. If it lives in the water, forget it.”
“Word to this. It disgusts me on every level – taste, texture, and smell. Factor in the scavenger / sea bug aspect and I honestly can’t see how anyone can eat anything that lives in water.”
Matters purely of taste and preference, are IMO just that – people’s reactions are what they are, and being “right” or “wrong” doesn’t come into it. I personally am at the opposite pole to the posters quoted: eat with delight pretty well every creature that “lives in water” – including ways of making freshwater fish, good eating. I particularly love “all the kinds of seafood that aren’t kosher” (am not Jewish – and for this reason, am glad of that fact). I think, however, that (while not agreeing with him) I can see where the poster is coming from, as regards the “scavenger / sea bug aspect” – such things as creatures eagerly feeding on drowned human corpses.
Would be interested in others’ thoughts / opinions / personal reactions on this issue – including, re other food animals with potentially “dubious” eating habits, such as pigs.