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 😉
March 31st, 2012 at 10:49 AM
gee aggie , i WAS going to go get a breakfast at denny’s, not so much now
March 31st, 2012 at 11:42 AM
At least you got a laugh out of this 😉
March 31st, 2012 at 10:57 AM
I WAS thinking I might whip up something nommable for breakfast, but now I think I’ll just go with coffee. I’m pretty sure nobody has thought up a ‘delicacy’ for that…yet.
I can’t even choose which I think is the grossest. You have officially out-grossed me. LOL! 😀
March 31st, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Care for Civet Coffee???
March 31st, 2012 at 3:56 PM
no no no no. *sticks fingers in ears and sings lalalalallalalalala
March 31st, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Haggis really isn’t that bad. Especially since it’s almost inevitably followed by a shot of Scotch.
March 31st, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Should be preceded, accompanied, and followed by Scotch….
March 31st, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Seriously? I know you may be a little fussy from your extended no-chocolate,liquor,etc Lenten escapade; however, ruining MY appetite too? well…that’s just wrong. 😉 ewww and seriously gag.
Have a great day, funny friend!
March 31st, 2012 at 12:42 PM
You are one sick woman. rofl. I WAS gonna get lunch just now. I think maybe I’ll have to wait.
March 31st, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I’ll see your balut and raise with a Chinese delicacy, “virgin boys eggs.”
No, not those, but eggs boiled in boys urine. Ah, the kitchen smells good…
Think I’ll go fry up some Spam to take the taste out of my head.
March 31st, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Heh. Don’t ever look up how kimchee is made, then. Its good…just don’t think about the pre-table process. And just think…maggots are high in protein and Vitamin R!!!!
March 31st, 2012 at 3:42 PM
A few of these items I might’ve have found tasty, if I had no idea what they were or what they consisted of. But that fertilized embryo egg at the beginning – urk.
Think I’ll skip lunch now.
March 31st, 2012 at 7:02 PM
March 31st, 2012 at 9:54 PM
Balut….”tastes just like chicken!” (sorry, couldn’t resist) Had kimchee over in Seoul, some 37 years ago. Tasted pretty good, but with all the beer ingested at the time, who could tell.
April 1st, 2012 at 12:26 AM
How about Hákarl?
I’d not seen Andrew Zimmerman gag until watching him eat this stuff.
And he did eat the maggot cheese, which is about as gross as I’d ever seen. I guess it’s just extra protein but still.
April 1st, 2012 at 7:03 AM
I’ll skip the main course and shoot another Scotch, or two.
April 4th, 2012 at 1:16 AM
The thing is, you can’t just whack their heads off. Ya got to be careful of the blood spray. Which they seem to skip over in the training films. I use a long sword so I can get some distance between the zombie, his blood and my orifices. And, I wear some kind of face guard to keep the splatter out of my mouth and eyes. You know, safety first.