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cthulhu77

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For those of you with the Food Channel, and a strong stomach, they are having a back to back "octopus battle" on Iron Chef tomorrow night (saturday)... :x
You will see octopus breaded while still alive, cut into little pieces while trying to escape...all the things that make you shriek.
:shock:
I will be avoiding the tv at all costs...
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2 in a row.... SWEET......

oh quit whining..... go join pakoc if you object..... :roll:

kobe and sakai... dont worry im sure theyll be more tree hugger friendly than chen or michiba/morimoto would.... given the western style....
 

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I'd forgotten all about P. man...wonder where he got to? :biggrin2:
Shanlyn was aghast at the use of live animals in breading...I got to admit, there is nothing that makes me very hungry about consuming live animals...I even kill lobsters before I boil them.
Those guys make me laugh...last week they served whale meat/blubber in one of the dishes and two of the tasters wouldn't eat it due to political concerns...you have to chuckle !
 

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I have nothing against eating the fellers, I just want them to die comfortably, with minimal pain, they could at least freeze the little guys first.
 

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I notice that even the best cooking resources (such as Cook's Magazine) now want you to kill lobsters before cooking. (There is a simple, quick way to do this.) This is a change from some years ago. Lobsters were the animal most subjected to being cooked alive.

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i havent watched my tape with the double octopus battle yet, but in a show with morimoto vs flay from a couple years ago, bobby flay (who i personally dont care for) was using squid ink in a rock crab battle.....
 

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Flay's problem is that he comes off as a snob...I mean, Wolfgang Puck is more people friendly!
Whenl you think about it, cephs probably are a pretty good food source...I mean, the animal reaches mature weight in two years or so...and reproduces like a bunny !
But breading them while still alive? Not for me.
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Burstsovenergy24 said:
Unfortunatly, its also, HIGHLY poisonous. Oh well. :|
Only until they reach a certain age are they highly poisonous. Your typical senescent sea badger is little more toxic than a bean burrito from Taco Bell. As long as you consume less than half a kilogram every 48 hours, you should go on living. Though you may not want to after consuming that much sea badger (or bean burrito). :yuck:
 

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finally watched the tape of the double octo battles..... i was surprised sakai was so squeamish about handling live ones.... i think they were kept live for two reasons, freshness and to add a bit of difficulty... if you never cleaned an octo, it can be a challenge if you dont have the right tools... actually, even with a good knife it can be a fight... if i had to guess id say it was vulgaris for kobe, vulgaris and gpo for sakai.... sakai didnt go for the gpo but the challenger (kandegawa i think) did give it a whirl.... i'm a little annoyed... they played them out of chronological order, so the commentators spoiled the ending of the next episode.... the shouldve thrown chen's octo battle in and made a night of it.....

in one broadcast on sat, (2nd half of 21st cent battles) morimoto used some previously dead octo in a stew with japanese lobsters...
 

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Tonite's IC was supposed to be dried cuttlefish, but it turns out to be live squid... still watching but sakai already got bit by one of them :thumbsup: .... once again sakai was squeamish about handling the life cephs... i didnt see any of them ink when pulled out of the tank, but several sprayed water all over the place....
 

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I believe one of the octopus battles is coming on now on food network....sunday, 7pm est.... if im not mistakes its the first of at least 2 where sakai is squeamish about handling live cephs.....
 

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