Thursday, March 03, 2005
Was just reading in Claypot's blog comments about how they eat caterpillars over in Zambia and other areas of southern Africa [see the bug section below]. With that said, on with gwoss foods...
Mountain potato with tuna
Fish: Rolmops: Netherlands, Denmark: Raw herring wrapped around a pickle and/or a cocktail onion. [Does like everybody have a freakin raw fish dish except, thankfully, us?]
Birds: Owl soup: China: Can be mistaken for chicken soup until you see the head in the pot!
Mammal: Squirrel brain: US South: You cook the head with the rest of the body, then using your fingers and a fork, you dig the brains out. It is said to taste similar to mushrooms.
Reptiles: Snake blood: Thailand: Served freshly harvested from King cobras. You can get it as a straight cocktail or a mixed drink for what would be as much as $200 in the US! It is supposed to have medicinal and sexual powers.
Bugs: Tarantula: Cambodia: These are commonly eaten by the locals in the town of Skuon. Also...
Mopane caterpillars: southern Africa
Are these the same ones you're talking about Claypot?
Drinks: Ammonia coke: US South: Coca-Cola with a little ammonia in it. It was once popular in West Virginia for curing various ailments and can still be found older pharmacies with soda fountains. [WTF?!]
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