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Would You Eat This Stuff?
A most interesting post and I a sure some will be getting ideas about how to make a fishy substance which will blow their minds.......... :)
By: John on October 24, 2014
They washed their togas in urine, too. So, I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised. On the other hand...orgies...yeah. I'll walk around in a pee-soaked robe and pour fish guts down my throat if I could get my hands (or some other part of me) on some orgies.
By: Al Penwasser on October 24, 2014
Oh, those weird Romans- now if garum had the opposite effect, of making everything taste terrible, then there'd be a surefire weight loss market for it today.
By: Shelly on October 24, 2014
ummm...don't think I'll be trying this stuff....ewww just the thought of rotten suntanned fish is enough for me! Cheers and bon appetit!
By: Kathe W. on October 24, 2014
While i'd heard of the stuff, i had no clue it was hallucinogenic! Wow, no wonder they loved it!
By: mimi on October 24, 2014
Hah, hah ... is that stuff legal in Colorado?
By: tom sightings on October 24, 2014
nope, don't care how high i'd get. no way.
By: TexWisGirl on October 24, 2014
I'd never heard of it but now I MUST HAVE SOME!!
By: fishducky on October 24, 2014
This is what would be called in our family a "shut up and try it" food. And no one better tell me what it is until AFTER having eaten it... Cat
By: Cat on October 24, 2014
Interesting. I would have loved to have known more about the hallucinogenic aspect and what caused it.
By: Snowbrush on October 24, 2014
Something about eel and being left out in the sun for three months must be an aphrodisiac. Who'd have thought? The Romans, clearly.
By: Robyn Engel on October 24, 2014
I'll pass. The High sounds appealing but anything that will make me eat MORE is evil.
By: Akansas Patti on October 24, 2014
I am sure your are aware of the Asian fermented fish sauce sold in bottles in the U.S It is very salty and add a savory flavor to many dishes. This is most intriguing. I know someone who works at Discovery and wonder if they could point me to this show.
By: Tabor on October 24, 2014
Well, purely in the name of science, in order to find out if it's truly hallucinogenic...I imagine i could hold my nose long enough to choke some down.
By: Val on October 24, 2014
I remember you wrote about this fish sauce before! It sounds intriguing. Didn't anyone die from food poisoning?
By: Pixel Peeper on October 24, 2014
Sounds almost a disgusting as sucking smoke into your lungs and holding it for a few seconds. Is Garum legal in Colorado?
By: Cranky on October 24, 2014
Always something different at CC's good stuff.
By: Cranky on October 24, 2014
I wonder how many Roman's were obese because of their gorging on this stuff? OMG, the thought truly is gross. I think I would prefer the taste of Epicac over this!
By: Bouncin Barb on October 24, 2014
Was this perhaps the reason Nero fiddled while Rome burned? And did he have a big bag of chips next to him? Great post! :-D
By: Lexa Cain on October 24, 2014
Most cultures had some pretty good moonshine stuff. take a look at what the aboriginals used here. they had all kinds of things that would give them a buzz.
By: red on October 24, 2014
This is fascinating! I've never heard of Garum. Not sure I could eat it, though. The smell alone must be horrid. You could probably get high off the fumes!
By: marcia @ Menopausal Mother on October 24, 2014
I just happened to have a batch ready and... oh wow, look at those flying fiddleheads.
By: Daniel LaFrance on October 24, 2014
This might explain how live baby mice came to be considered a delicacy by the Roman ruling elite.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on October 25, 2014
Fascinating! Not sure I could get past the gag reflex so I could actually try it, though.
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on October 25, 2014
Ah yes I knew I loved fishing for some reason, now I know what to do with the fish guts :)
By: Jimmy on October 26, 2014
By: on October 28, 2014
A new business: "Emperor Chubbius Golden Garum"
By: Mitchell is Moving on October 28, 2014
So the Romans housed a high proportion of junkies within their midst - some things never change!
By: Bryan Jones on October 28, 2014
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