Be advised: pictures are forthcoming!
There are some foods that, by the pure loving grace of my Creator, I will never, ever ingest. Don’t get me wrong. I have eaten some pretty weird things, like muk tuk, but even the anthropologist in me has her limits.
First, there is Balut. Considered a delicacy in some Asian countries, it is a cooked fertilized duck egg. Yes, fertilized as in embryo.
Just add a dash of salt and some lemon juice, and you are good to go.
To the bathroom to hurl, that is.
Next up we have Haggis. Haggis is nothing more than a sausage, really. A sausage composed of sheep’s liver, heart, and lungs, seasoned and then stuffed into a sheep’s stomach, and then boiled for a few hours.
Hubby has partaken of this while deployed during a celebration. He said it wasn’t bad at all.
I don’t care to find out.
And finally, I come to a heartbreaker, Sardinian Marzu. I love cheese. I really do. I even partake of Limburger. But this…. I just could never, ever eat. Marzu is a goat’s milk cheese to which maggots are added.
Now, after “fermentation”, you are supposed to remove the maggots carefully, and eat the cheese. But some people leave the maggots, because they add an additional rich flavor to the cheese.
I don’t know about y’all, but I can do without ever knowing what cheese-infested maggots taste like.
As a reminder, it’s only a week until Easter, which means I do get to partake of some serious chocolate. That should make up for this post 😉