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December 30, 2010 9:23 PM   Subscribe

10 year old Remy eats bone marrow, heart, brains, szechuan peppercorns, scorpion, pig lips, worms, dung beetles, testicles, shrimp heads and other food oddities.
posted by twoleftfeet (54 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
Aside from the three bugs mentioned, I'm pretty sure my Taiwanese friend has made me eat all of the above in the past two months of dining out.

These may be odd in North America, but I'm lead to believe they're delicacies elsewhere.

“The more you think about things, the weirder they seem. Take milk for example. Why do we drink COW milk? Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said. “I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze ‘em!”
- Bill Watterson - Calvin and Hobbes
posted by inedible at 9:34 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The kid had a YouTube channel back when he was eight, has made 50 videos, and takes time after school to respond to comments. Way to make me feel like a slacker, little dude.

But seriously, that's just the kind of ammo I need to convince my kids to expand their food horizons. Perhaps not all the way to eating brains, but at least something other than chicken strips.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:35 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mind you, it's pretty cool that a 10 year old is presenting this to the presumably squeamish general viewership.
posted by inedible at 9:35 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is fantastic. The writing is good, his reading of it is good. Much fun.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:41 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The squid jerky episode is great. Remy's thoughtful mastication is well-rehearsed across the videos, and to a one utterly priceless. Favorited hard.
posted by carsonb at 9:47 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Somebody should warn this kid that if he keeps it up, he'll end up looking like Andrew Zimmern.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:49 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Any kid who likes marrow is okay with me.

That being said... Get a hair cut, hippy!
posted by Muttoneer at 9:51 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bone marrow is delicious.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:53 PM on December 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


worms != larvae
posted by crapmatic at 9:53 PM on December 30, 2010


I'm a pretty adventurous food eater, but I drew the line at Remy drinks placenta.

I haven't watched the video. Somebody tell me how it turns out.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:58 PM on December 30, 2010


He seems to be enjoying himself, but man, that dung beetle thing is a bridge to far for me.
posted by empath at 10:00 PM on December 30, 2010


Just watched the placenta 10000 video. To quote Remy, "I am shocked to say, this smells awesome."
posted by carsonb at 10:03 PM on December 30, 2010


Kid's pretty charming.
posted by dobbs at 10:05 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I got szechuan peppercorns as part of a gift this Christmas. Didn't really know what to do with them, but I figure if this kid can mainline them I can chuck some in to a bowl of ramen and see what happens.
posted by Cyrano at 10:07 PM on December 30, 2010


What? He has not tried camel meat?

* I have eatten bone marrow, love it!
* I have eatten caviar, not a fan.
* I have eatten squid in various forms, pretty good.
* I have eatten snails. Not bad but you really need wine with them.

*I have eatten anchovies. Love them!
* I regularly eat herring, that's NOT exotic at all, it's food!
*I ate grass-hoppers in Mexico once. They tastelikesort of gummy shrimp. I would do it again.
* I ate chicken feet more than once in Mexico, hej waste not want not, and they aren't aweful, just too much bone.
* I like liver. When I fix it, even people who hate liver like it! My kids liked it the way I fixed it.

This is graet Remy! Keep up the good work!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:16 PM on December 30, 2010


So this is the foodie version of Prussian Blue?
posted by bardic at 10:17 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


The rocky mountain oysters video is laugh-out-loud funny multiple times. "Bar-b-que sauce? I wanna dip these BALLS in it!"

Sorry to keep the stream of comments going, but this is just consistently great. Every video I've watched has been enlightening, entertaining, and usually outright hilarious. An excellent link, well done!
posted by carsonb at 10:19 PM on December 30, 2010


Oh, brains? Hated them!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:23 PM on December 30, 2010


When he is bigger and can overpower you, he will eat your eyeballs.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:28 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just as long as the kid stays away from chicken nuggets and diet food, he's fine
posted by I love you more when I eat paint chips at 10:34 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have eatten snails. Not bad but you really need wine butter with them.

FTFY.
posted by Sara C. at 10:34 PM on December 30, 2010


What a cool little dude! Doing his thing without being precrocious about it. Do you think if I shot Guy Fieri, and made a szechuan peppercorn stir fry - that he would eat that too? That would be a big win/win.
posted by helmutdog at 10:35 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: It's just peaches. And mucus.
posted by erniepan at 10:38 PM on December 30, 2010


Dig the kid. Hate the ersatz techno background music and gigantic logo that takes up a quarter of the screen. We get it, you think your kid should have his own show on Food Network. Enough already! (But the kid is great.)
posted by Sara C. at 10:39 PM on December 30, 2010


Oh man. You didn't warn me about the low-budget Dune homage. I was not expecting a low-budget Dune montage.
posted by doift at 10:47 PM on December 30, 2010


Oh man. Why did you not link to the balut episode?

Kid's a freak.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:49 PM on December 30, 2010


All of these seem normal to me. The only one that seemed weird was the breast milk.

I cant help wonder if this will be something he puts on his college apps, or something he confesses to his therapist later. Perhaps both.
posted by Felex at 11:24 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is this the thread where I'm supposed to weigh in negatively about hippy parents who encourage their children to be weird?
posted by philip-random at 11:27 PM on December 30, 2010


I've had heart. It's kinda tough, but quite strongly flavoured.
posted by Solomon at 11:32 PM on December 30, 2010


Fourth grade me is totally in love with this kid. I'm going to call 98.1FM and dedicate 99 Luft Balloons to him.
posted by madred at 11:38 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I balked at this until I saw the Szechuan Peppercorns. This kid isn't just being weird for weird's sake, he is broadening his horizons. Although if you are psyched about eating placenta at ten years old, what do you have to look forward to?

Youtube can provide a ridiculous positive (or negative) feedback loop.
posted by chemoboy at 11:46 PM on December 30, 2010


Go onnnnn. I double-dog dare y.. oh wow... I didn't really think you'd... um...

I hear my mom calling; I gotta go.
posted by LordSludge at 12:05 AM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I passed this by for an hour or two because I was all - "Pfft, some kid eats normal food from other places and tries to make a meme out of it, how ridiculous."

And then I watched it, and it's really sweet, entertaining and really well done. Thanks, twoleftfeet.
posted by Ahab at 12:22 AM on December 31, 2010


He still has to do Swedish Surströmming.
posted by Namlit at 1:13 AM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


He should do a medley of the http://www.thesneeze.com/steve-dont-eat-it/ guy's exploits. Line them all up on the coffee table and chow down.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:18 AM on December 31, 2010


Er, "Steve Don't Eat it".
posted by Burhanistan at 1:19 AM on December 31, 2010


After watching a ton of these, what really gets me is that he really goes for broke. He's often eating the item right out of the jar, in huge spoonfuls. That's pretty impressive for me considering a lot of the time even food I like looks and smells pretty bad when you first open the can. I can't even imagine opening up a can of huitlacoche and chowing down on it, straight.

This kid has balls.
posted by Sara C. at 1:36 AM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


He still has to do Swedish Surströmming.

How to eat Surströmming. The Swedish to English translation is delightful. But it doesn't persuade me to try the fish.
posted by Bruce H. at 1:47 AM on December 31, 2010


In other news, there's such a thing as bacon soda.
posted by chavenet at 2:41 AM on December 31, 2010


An American friend once made me a steak and kidney pie for my birthday, knowing we Brits regard it as one of our national dishes (well, maybe overtaken by chicken tikka masala, but on a par with fish & chips). Despite being a catering professional, it took her three weeks to find somebody who could sell her ox kidkeys - she had to follow the supplier chain way back to the point where somebody threw these away. We're running out of ways to use the offal and make it tasty and freely available.
posted by aqsakal at 3:17 AM on December 31, 2010


The kid's a natural! And squid jerky, mm-mmm! I liked that he smelled the bag when he opened it. That's almost my favourite part. I always wonder what it's going to do to the office, should I open a window, etc.
posted by carter at 3:26 AM on December 31, 2010


Lovely kid, great vids... great parent/s too, I suspect.
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 3:49 AM on December 31, 2010


I bet he can't eat 50 eggs.

I'm pretty sure I've eaten all that stuff except it was in the form of Slim Jims.
posted by Ad hominem at 4:37 AM on December 31, 2010 [5 favorites]


I just yesterday took the Stena ferry from Kiel to Göteborg, and their "Schnitzel" (totally mainstream, as far as the name goes) was the absolutely worst I have eaten in a very long while (and I can take a lot): hopefully not gone bad, but otherwise thoroughly inedible, the fat-logged, undercooked, mealy, half-inch-thick crust included.
So I truly believe that kid is on to something. We accept, pay for, and eat almost anything, if it's called something normally edible, no matter what gruesome transformations - thanks to money-saving companies, and through the hands (?) of blundering cooks - the product has suffered. But if you fry some plain old brains, all of a sudden people freak out.
posted by Namlit at 5:13 AM on December 31, 2010


How to eat Surströmming. The Swedish to English translation is delightful. But it doesn't persuade me to try the fish.
The only mistake I find in the text is the word "deep freezer." The cans you can buy here are stored in the fridge. They come slightly inflated to start with. Difficult to open... (make sure your neighbors are away, and that you will be able to air your house for a week or so after the deed).
posted by Namlit at 5:18 AM on December 31, 2010


You go, kid. Don't ever change.
posted by Capt. Renault at 5:51 AM on December 31, 2010


BRAINS!!! BRAAAAAAAIINSS!!!
posted by dougrayrankin at 6:03 AM on December 31, 2010


Remember that kid from AskMe who was into falconry? I know he didn't stick around (because we insulted his Mom, classy us), but I often wonder what became of him.
posted by Ritchie at 6:33 AM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I know he didn't stick around (because we insulted his Mom,

Ah, the good ole days.
posted by philip-random at 9:56 AM on December 31, 2010


I wanna dip these BALLS in it!

Is that a reference to The State?
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 12:42 PM on December 31, 2010


Is that a reference to The State?

Okay, so I found the line in question. And it's totally a The State reference.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 12:50 PM on December 31, 2010


I have a feeling that A) his parents are cool, and B) they take the same attitude to exposing him to media as food.
posted by Sara C. at 1:08 PM on December 31, 2010


Is this the thread where I'm supposed to weigh in negatively about hippy parents who encourage their children to be weird?

No.
posted by ericb at 1:23 PM on December 31, 2010


I refuse to reconsider my violent aversion to cheese.

And funky vegetables men shouldn't like. And scorpions.
posted by raider at 4:23 PM on December 31, 2010


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