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Something fishy ...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by smokeyeyes, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    So I'm at my parents' house and there's salad with dinner. The salad has cucumbers and tomatoes in it.
    I eat a piece of tomato and pause. It has a distinctive fishy flavour to it. Thinking I'm having taste bud hallucinations, I eat another piece of tomato. Still fishy. I eat a third. Fishy.


    So I ask if anyone else think the tomatoes taste fishy and get confirmations all around.

    What I'm thinking is that the strain of tomatoes with fish genes spliced into them has landed in our salad.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else?
  2. ian

    ian TRIBE Member

    Could have been worse. . . could have been a tomacco!

  3. Casey

    Casey TRIBE Member

    I thought that the transfer of the fish gene to tomatoes was unsuccessful (as in, the desired effects weren't observed), and there are no actual tomatoes in circulation that have that particular gene (taken from fish) in them

    either way, I doubt that the fish taste would be present in such a tomato. The gene transfered would be only one gene, and properties such as taste come from many genes, and probably not the same ones used for enhancing properties of tomatoes. It is doubtless any tomato would be released if a modification caused it to taste fishy. Probably just went bad.
  4. ian

    ian TRIBE Member

    Or. . . it was stored next to a bunch of fish in transport and it's the ol' olfactory sense playing tricks on 'ya (taste is related to smell and all that).
  5. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    Or the tomato was stored in the fridge right next to the fish.

    Or the tomato was cut on a cutting board that had previously been used to cut the fish on.
  6. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    no, the tomato hadn't gone bad, and there was more than one in the salad.
    besides, since when does a rotten tomato taste like fish?

    ps i was being facetious about the gene spliced tomato part. d'uh and d'uh.

    i am curious if anyone else has ever tasted a fishy tomato before.
  7. Casey

    Casey TRIBE Member

    oh, heh
  8. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    tomatoes were thoroughly washed (trust me, my mom is super picky when washing veggies).

    tomatoes were not stored in the fridge next to fish (there's no fish in the fridge), and were not cut on a cutting board on which fish had been cut.
  9. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member


    s'okay. i should have put an emoticon there for clarity.
  10. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    Never. You didn't like my cutting board hypothesis?

    *edit: Oh.
  11. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    i did like it. it just doesn't apply in this case.
  12. sarafina

    sarafina TRIBE Member

    was there cilantro in the salad? i think it tastes fishy
  13. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    no cilantro. my mom doesn't like it.
  14. Tins

    Tins TRIBE Member

    Was it a ceaser salad?? Kind of stretch I know, with tomatoes and cucumbers in it... but the dressing is made with fish (sardines?).
  15. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    not a caesar salad.
    (btw, anchovies)

    hmm. maybe i just have super potent powers of suggestion.

    (if so, why won't they work on my daughter when she won't fall asleep?)
  16. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    Maybe your pregnant... ;) :p
  17. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    haha. too soon for that. :)
  18. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    its not tomatos.. but sometimes when I eat chocolate... (mostly happens with smarties)... it tastes perfumey to me... and I'll ask it anyone elses tastes it... But usually it is just me..

    so I know what you're talking about...
  19. litespeed

    litespeed Well-Known TRIBEr

    k I can't believe no one has said this yet... But maybe some one was rubbing them on her Vagina?
  20. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    fucking right
  21. rizzo411

    rizzo411 TRIBE Member

    fishy tomatoes....doesnt sound too appetizing

  22. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member

    maybe there's fish-paste in the salad dressing?
  23. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    perhaps the tomatoes were under-ripe.
  24. kmsmith

    kmsmith TRIBE Member

    The grocery store recently renovated and put their fresh fish right beside the produce. It sucks. I am not a picky eater, but I really really don't like the smell of fish and having to pick out my produce while being bombarded with a fishy smell is ridonkulous...

    Maybe your grocery store has the same thing, and the tom's picked up the taste by olfactory osmosis...olfactory osmosis....cool...

  25. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member


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