It depends on what you mean by "exotic/outrageous". I have traveled to many different counties and always like to try the local cuisine. However, if you are referring to "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" type exotic, then I'm out.
I will try something new and sometimes I have had to get past the psychological part of it. For ex: Alligator it took me so long to eat a piece of Alligator even though it tasted like chicken, all I could think of was what it looked like and what it could do. lololo It was traumatizing!
lololo you are funny!!! I had to get past the look of it all it was hilarious!My mind said no, my tummy said yes Head back had to roll the eyes the poor waiter didn't know if he should laugh or take it back, but I did it
As a farmer, I can tell you that nothing can be much worse than eating chicken, especially those raised in the large production facilities. A chicken will eat anything and so will a pig. Alligator is better tasting than chicken if prepared properly. I would guess that few people have ever tasted free range chickens or their eggs.
I've eaten many types of wild game and some are wonderful. Others, not too good. I suppose I understand the leery attitude of some though.
I have eaten some really wild and great foods, Pork Brains and eggs. Fried Frog legs, Alligator, Snake and chitterlings. I love all seafood and have eaten a lot of it raw while on shrimp boats. I have tried and liked most all game animals in the U.S. large and small. Only like Opossum if stewed right with sweet potatoes. Lots more other things I have tried.
I don't have a shred of "adventurous". I eat like a picky six-year-old - just the basics, but only if they're among the few foods I like; and on top of that, I border on being a vegetarian. (I'll eat tuna salad or eggs.) The good side of it is that I have great compassion for little kids who don't like food. ) There's whole categories of food I won't eat, sometimes just based on color.