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  educational food discussion.
  Posted by: leighrobin on Jan-15-14 5:58 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jan-16-14 5:20 AM EST --

ok, I am a foodie and I work in the food business, this makes me curious regarding ingredients.
here are a few I would like to share with you. feel free to research on your own.

carmine= desert beetles
allura red= coal tar
castoreum=beaver urine and anal glands
l-cysteine= human hair or duck feathers
natural plant fiber= sawdust.


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  she tells me some of these things ....
  Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-15-14 9:16 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jan-15-14 9:24 PM EST --

..... are listed as (lumped into) "natural flavoring" of a product .

Castoreum , who'd of thought it , but true !!

Been laughing about that one all evening . Calling it 'BAGS' now ... beaver anal gland secretions :-)

Looks like we eat it , cause it's put in some foods . Beaver trappers get paid for the glands and the secretions are harvested ... more commonly known as scent sacs , and it's put in vanila ice cream too , yum !!

Any of you ladies use Chanel perfume :-) ??

  Cauldren Cooking
  Posted by: booztalkin on Jan-15-14 11:08 PM (EST)
Leighrobin, have you been harvesting recipes from a witches cookbook? PW, think twice about what's for dinner!

I am vegetarian for health reasons, but every time I read something like this, it gives me another reason to like my diet.

  Posted by: leighrobin on Jan-16-14 5:20 AM (EST)
you could be consuming animal by products or insects unknowingly.
  I'm drawing the line at
  Posted by: tktoo on Jan-15-14 11:57 PM (EST)
"imitation calamari", thanks.
  Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-16-14 10:15 AM (EST)
  ...and you haven't even gotten to
  Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-16-14 10:17 AM (EST)
twinkies! Which I understand have some sort of crushed rock in them (in layman's terms).

As a foodie you presumably feel much safer eating something that you've prepared, than eating something prepared and labeled who-knows-how.
  Posted by: leighrobin on Jan-17-14 5:42 AM (EST)
when you cook and serve all day, sometimes it's nice to go out.
  Bad Mexican? You oughta try...
  Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-17-14 5:31 PM (EST)
Bad Menagerie - A Melange of Suspect Flavors

When there's dung beetles rollin' your dinner up,
will you cast or can a densest sup,
as slap happy beavers pat buffalo chips,
and is that crock a mole' where you're scoopin' up dip?

And speakin' of "castin" the oil of Canadian byproducts into a fairer light, ain't it grand we got the Canadian Oil Company to the take the "rape" out of seeds? Or do I have that backwards?

And they can keep that $500/cup of Arabica Alimenterus, Lessons in Non-Civic Civets , Kopi Luwakadoo-wakadoo-or-whatever you wanna call coffee bean there and DON"T EAT THAT to their gourmand selves!


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