Tuesday, September 21, 2004

festival time

Every area has to have 'em. Wenatchee, WA has "apple blossom". Chicago has "The Taste" and many others. New Orleans has "Madi Gras". So what you may ask does Montana have. Well let me tell you. We have the the great "Testicle Festival". And yes you did read that correctly. Supposedly they taste "like chicken" but thats what they tell you when they want you to try something disgusting rattlesnake, froglegs etc... I personally wouldnt know. The state patrol reported that DWIs were down this year at the festival. I dont know about you but I would have to have a whole lot of alcohol in me before I would go and eat a platter full of testicles. I did some research, wasnt hard I just asked the first person I ran into, how they cook 'em. I was informed that they batter 'em and fry 'em and then they are served with several sauces for dipping. Ranch is the preferred but BBQ is also recommended. Revref thinks that maybe next year we should at least try 'em but I dont know the thought of it makes my stomach kinda roll. I think Ill take Apple Blossom, The Taste, or Madri Gras and leave the The Testicle Festival to someone else. Anyone need a designated driver?


Dawgdays said...

I once saw Rocky Mountain Oysters on a menu in Colorado Springs. I didn't have the nerve to order them.

I understand they're sliced first. I'd have a really hard time with a deep-fried ovoid.

Besides, Rev. Ref doesn't eat eggs. What makes him think he can eat the other germ cell?

Jane Ellen+ said...

You know, I'm usually a pretty adventurous eater; but this time, I'm with you. Let the Rev. go ahead and experiment; you and I will trot off and find some real food.

Mark said...

This is the sort of thing that if I am going to try I need to know about afterwards. You know: "My, this is good! What is it? Oh! Really! Interesting! I wish you'd kept that to yourself, but I'm sure glad I didn't know that before I dove in!"

I think you should go for it. Heck, send me some so I can take it with me to the Lenten dinners this year at church.

David Heady said...

Well, after a year in West Africa, a region with a diet poor in protein, I would have to say firstly, that 'protein is protein'. Secondly, I also learned what when one enters a culture, participating in the table of that culture is inherently part of the missionary experience (assuming, of course, that missionary isn't on the plate du jour). So, I guess my comment is 'pass the ketchup' them are 'good eats'.