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Old 04-15-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Something fishy ...

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.

Shit.

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?
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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Could have been worse. . . could have been a tomacco!

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Old 04-15-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:49 PM   #4
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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).
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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.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:53 PM   #6
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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.
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ps i was being facetious about the gene spliced tomato part. d'uh and d'uh.
oh, heh
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:55 PM   #8
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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.
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oh, heh


s'okay. i should have put an emoticon there for clarity.
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m curious if anyone else has ever tasted a fishy tomato before.
Never. You didn't like my cutting board hypothesis?

*edit: Oh.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:57 PM   #11
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Never. You didn't like my cutting board hypothesis?

*edit: Oh.
i did like it. it just doesn't apply in this case.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:59 PM   #12
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was there cilantro in the salad? i think it tastes fishy
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no cilantro. my mom doesn't like it.
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #14
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Was it a ceaser salad?? Kind of stretch I know, with tomatoes and cucumbers in it... but the dressing is made with fish (sardines?).
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:14 PM   #15
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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?)
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:18 PM   #16
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Maybe your pregnant... :P
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:20 PM   #17
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haha. too soon for that.
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:24 PM   #18
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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...
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:34 PM   #19
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k I can't believe no one has said this yet... But maybe some one was rubbing them on her Vagina?
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:26 AM   #20
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fucking right
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:38 PM   #21
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yikes
fishy tomatoes....doesnt sound too appetizing

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maybe there's fish-paste in the salad dressing?
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:42 PM   #23
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perhaps the tomatoes were under-ripe.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:54 PM   #24
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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...


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

HAHA!
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