How To Know… A Food Post

I came up with the idea for this post while watching Duck Dynasty (yes, yes, it’s true!), and I realized that there is one major thing that sets apart people who are country/southern/redneck…the food that they eat. You wouldn’t think this would be the case, but in fact, it’s true. We eat strange foods (yes, we, I already know I can lay claim to a little of two and a lot of one of these tags), and if you don’t eat those strange foods, well, you may either have a weak constitution or you’re probably faking it. So what foods am I talking about? The meat. Yes, the meat. I’ve decided to have a little fun here, and make a list of all the strange foods we people eat (with the normal included, because we love that to), along with a silly little scale to let you know where you stand. Here we go:

  1. Pig
  2. Cow
  3. Chicken
  4. Turkey
  5. Wild Pheasant
  6. Duck
  7. Deer
  8. Squirrell
  9. Rabbit
  10. Sheep
  11. Goat
  12. Alligator
  13. Snake (usually Rattlesnake)
  14. Opossum
  15. Fish
  16. Quail
  17. Dove

I’m sure I’ve missed something, because Lord knows there’s a lot of meat out in the world, but that’s a fairly good basic list. Now, how many of those do you eat? As for myself, I eat 12 of the 17. Here’s a little scale (based on the ‘country’ aspect for everyone’s sake) to let you know where you stand:

0-5: Bonified Yuppie
6-10: You might live on the outskirts of town
11-15: Yeah, you’re pretty darn country alright
16-17: You take the cake- country to an extreme

Where do you stand? Let me know! Now that you know you can eat all of those foods, are there any you want to try? Leave me a comment to tell me!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dixie's Ranter
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 21:26:36

    hmmm….that is a very good idea. When I’m in Florida, I may just have to pick you up a nice big chunk of gator tail, and maybe a bit of rattlesnake 🙂 Both are great marinated in beer if your into that kind of thing.

    Chickens are one thing I’ve always raised for meat… on my farm, we had laying hens and meat chickens, and then we had milch cows and beef stock. Oh, goat is pretty good. 🙂 My step dad’s greek and he uses either lamb or goat (depending on what we have) in his gyros. I also love goat’s milk. 🙂 In Greece, my dad got used to eating a lot of goat and a lot of goat’s milk. haha. 🙂


    • adtrosper
      Mar 12, 2013 @ 21:37:28

      I would love that!

      I love goat milk. I also love making yogurt and cheese. I want to get an ice cream freezer and a cream separator so I can ice cream.


  2. adtrosper
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 20:03:01

    I’ve eaten 10. I want to try gator, snake, and turtle. My husband has ate those when he lived in Louisiana and said they were good.


    • Dixie's Ranter
      Mar 12, 2013 @ 21:07:03

      Oh! I forgot Turtle! I LOVE Gator. Being from Florida, it’s a usual food for me. Snake is delicious to! Turtle’s pretty good, as long as you don’t think about it…I have a pet turtle, so, that’s a little awkward but I’m also used to eating things i raise. lol. I wish I could mail you some gator and snake though…too bad things like that don’t stay fresh in the mail. LOL!


      • adtrosper
        Mar 12, 2013 @ 21:20:32

        Hmmm, maybe frozen and shipped overnight in a foam container with a little chunk of dry ice?

        I’m used to eating things I raise too. I raise and butcher meat chickens and I used to raise and butcher rabbits for meat. And of course I have my goats. Where as my dairy girls are more like pets, I don’t mind raising wethers (fixed boys) for meat. Goat is extremely yummy.


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