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    Toxic bar food . . .

    What can you say about a traditional dish -- popular among Italians and other Mediterranean peoples -- which, if not prepared properly, can cause the misfiring of neurotransmitters -- for acetylcholine to play dead?

    Tasty . . .

    They are lupini beans; and the trick is to brine them and to rinse them on a daily basis, for a week or so; that is, until the bitterness associated with the anticholinergic compounds -- associated with lupin poisoning -- are leeched from them. Those that I had prepared this evening, will be ready on Monday or thereabouts.

    They are typically eaten at room temperature as a bar snack, along with beer -- say, a Guinness or two or three.

    Got to love the Italians; there's not a single warning or set of instructions on the bag . . .

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    wow, so are they a neurotoxin? Reminds me of fugu fish

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    are thhey reallly that good? i cant imagine going thru the trouble for such a thing lol

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    fugu is a tetrodotoxin, its some cool stuff. I did my final project on it in organic chemistry. it is like 10 times more toxic than cyanide

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    Playing dead sounds like fun. I take it you can OD? What's the half life? Sounds like a very interesting food to try once at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    Playing dead sounds like fun. I take it you can OD? What's the half life? Sounds like a very interesting food to try once at least.
    They are mild and flavorful; and, by the time they're cured, harmless. Olives too, are unbelievably nasty until brined. They are commonly made for celebrations -- most commonly, Christmas and Easter . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    I use to make a morning glory beverage back in the day. Had to first remove a poison from them too

    Ill bring the MG ale and you bring the killer beans lol

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    a little LSA never hurt anyone....
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