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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Strange "Foods" People Are Willing To Eat

Recently, I've been watching "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" on the Travel Channel. At first, I was only disgusted by what some folks around the world thought of as edible. Of course, my morbid curiosity kicked in and now I watch the show every now and then. The last episode I caught had Andy munchin' on rooster balls, chicken heads and a big bloated frog that had it's raw guts prominently displayed in a bowl. Andy cheerfully gobbled it up, pausing only to describe the various tastes of each item. The detailed descriptions he gives really add ambiance to the images of the "food" lovingly provided by the camera man who enjoys zooming in on all the entrails, brains and myriad of juices oozing forth from the cuisine.

What really drops my jaw is when he munches on something that's still alive. One time, I watched Andy eat a large, plump spider that was writhing in agony as he bit into it.

I wonder if this guy has a girlfriend: A girlfriend willing to kiss him after some of the repulsive crap he has shoved between his lips for the sake of a tv show.

To be fair, I'm sure there are folks around the world who are equally repulsed/fascinated by the some of the things we eat here in America. Perhaps they're shocked about our consuming of beef. Maybe it's venison. It could be a lot of things.

My sister tried breaded rattlesnake when the family traveled to Wyoming one year. I've had alligator meat. Tastes like chicken. Ha ha. I've chowed down on buffalo burgers and squirrel, too.

After doing some research, I've found out more about what people on this planet consider digestible. I've provided a list of some of the most shocking "edibles" for you to enjoy. Bon appetite!

Maggot Cheese (Italy)

During the aging process, a fly called Piophila casei deposits its eggs on the cheese. When the maggots are born, they move throughout the cheese, excreting enzymes that give it an overwhelmingly pungent smell, a rotten taste, and a soft, creamy texture.

Ox Penis (Asia)

The penis is generally cooked by steaming or deep frying, and can also be eaten raw.

Rats (various parts of the world)

Balut-Duck Fetus (Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand)

Jellied Cow's Foot (Poland)

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of this for you to drool over. I hope this recipe helps you, though.

Buy a cow's foot in a butcher shop, chop it up and cook for hours & hours in water with spices, garlic, salt, pepper, etc. It is a good idea to evacuate the house during cooking time to avoid the overwhelming smell. Then pour this mess into a large flat pan and refrigerate. It sets to a nice translucent grey jelly with a layer of fat on top. Cut into large cubes and serve with lots of horseradish to kill the taste.

Blood Dumplings (Sweden)

Sorry, no picture of that available either. But here's what it is made of:

It's made of flour, reindeer blood and salt, served with bacon, butter and lingonberry jam. Cooked or fried. Yummy!

Baby Bees (Japan)

Monkey Brains (China)

Hu-Hu Grubs (New Zealand)

As an added bonus, I've included this link to a woman who cooks human placentas and even has a "special" recipe for it. I bet your mouth is watering already. Check it out if you have the guts.


Damian (666) said...

Holy shit d00d, all I'm saying...Holy shit. . . . .d00d.

Fast Forward said...

I thought I was the only one who liked my reindeer blood with lingonberry jam. Mmmm!

Kelly said...

Damo: Pretty gross, eh? Ox Penis, anyone?

Needless To Say: Haha. It's great knowing you're not the only one, eh? Does this post give you any ideas on stocking stuffers this Xmas?

Anonymous said...

God.. food that people have!! Has any walking, limping, crawling living creature has been left by us humans (yeah ive heard of cannibals )

Kelly said...

Ankit: I told a good friend of mine that if he and I were ever to get on a deserted island with no hope of being saved, I would crack him over the head and roast him over a fire pit before he could ask, "What the hell?"

Silly Swedish Skier Says So said...

I'd probably eat about 50% of those things. I kinda like grossing people out and would possibly do for that shear purpose.
I've eaten Blood Dumplings and its really tasty. I actually for once didn't realize what I was eating when it was served in my school lunch while I was a foreign exchange student.
I'd like to add pickled pigs feet to the list, which I have seen floating in a jar at the counters of St. Louis city liquor stores.

Kelly said...

Swedish Skier: LOL. You would really eat 50% of that stuff. Wow. Can't say much. I like grossing people out, as well. When some imbecile is staring at me too long in a restaurant, I'll pick my nose and pretend to eat a booger. They're so repulsed by this, they turn away in total disgust. Serves 'em right for staring.

I couldn't handle blood dumplings or pig's feet. Unless I was paid the right amount. Haha.

rusty said...

Yum, protein. How do you feel about pust filled cysts?

Kelly said...

Depends on if they're baked or deep fried. :)

Pwn Greenland said...

omg gunna cum...

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