From sheep’s stomach to industrial drain cleaner, different dishes take on different forms and not all are immediately appealing. Find out which weird food you should try!
Did you know that there is a fermented cheese in Sardinia that is make from goat’s milk and features live maggots in it? Yep, it’s a real thing and its known as casu marzu. In the Nordic countries, they have a fine treat known as lutfisk. Lutfisk is a salted and dried whitefish or aged stockfish that is treated with lye. For those of you who aren’t familiar with lye, it is a strong alkali that is used for many purposes including in common household drain cleaners, soap production, industrial oven cleaners and to treat deceased human carcasses. Why anyone would decide to put that in their food is a question in itself, eating it is a whole other story. The fish has to be soaked in water for several hours before it is edible again. If you’ve ever been to Southeast Asia, you would likely have come across a few fried creepy crawlies being sold at market stalls. If you’ve never tried them, apparently you’re missing out. They are considered a delicacy in many cultures. There are a lot of these strange or off-beat food in the world ready and waiting for you to try them. Should you take a taste of casu marzu, lutfisk, fried bugs, or maybe haggis, durian or Rocky Mountain Oysters? Hope you’re hungry!
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