Any clues as to the gray stuff? I would have to wash the aspic off the pieces-parts to eat any of it.
which one is "aspic"?
Aspic is the old-fashion name for meat gelatin and can be the name for that particular dish itself.
Kinda like SPAM?
Stop!!! For the love of gawd, please stop!! I'm gonna hurl!!!!
It reminds me of what they feed you (or used to feed you) at Navy Chiefs initiation, quite similar to what you're fed when crossing the equator to become a shellback.
Good grief! I don't think a friggin' Marine could eat that stuff, Green Diver!!! And those guys will eat snakes, mud, and the arse out of a goat - without salt!The swabbies are even tougher than I thought...!!!!
The still living goldfish in week-old milk followed by a sprint commando crawl down the o-mess stairs was the real test. If you passed that you were permitted to play mess-rugby with the visiting tankies: they brought one of their marvellously clean APC tarps, someone procured a vigorous piglet, greased it, and two ad-hoc teams battled each other under the tarp with/for the pig. These activities explain WHY it is called a mess, why the bills were so high, and why shindigs were held seldom, but outstandingly. And the roast pork is sooo tender...
Never acquired the taste for oysters. Most of the rest of it I could eat if really, really hungry. But I claim that I can win hands down any contest of "What's the most bizarre thing you've ever eaten?" Some hippies I lived with in the 1980's had a baby and celebrated the event with.....placenta stew. The were so damn religious about it that I *gag* had to participate.