Thursday, October 20, 2005

Food For Thought

(What follows is a joint-blogging post from myself and RobEdwards99 from Got Time To Kill?, to be posted simultaneously, more or less, on both of our blogs.)

Strange and weird food around the world is a subject that has always fascinated me. So here for your enjoyment is a pile of links demonstrating some of the more strange practices from around the world.

Bug-eating Page by Zachary Huang

Bush Tucker Glossary

Gross Me Out. Make your next adventure a culinary one with these challenging delicacies.

Monja-yaki. Looks like a pile of sick. (via)

Rat Cooking. Disgusting pictures. NSFW ADS

Food Dogs from the Asian Animal Protection Network.
We see no difference between pig eating and dog eating. The degree of objection lies in the methods of rearing, transport and slaughter rather than in the choice of species.
The popularity of dog eating is currently increasing at a huge rate - it is evolving rapidly from its traditions as a cottage industry. Now it is no longer a case of a few peasant farmers breeding a bitch once a year and taking the grown puppies to the market for a little extra pocket money. Huge dog farms are being set up using modern scientific factory farming methods

Anis kockens
Rude Foods.

How to Eat Cats. Some disturbing images here and also some very NSFW ADS

Kwakuitl Recipes. Genuine Kwakuitl Indian recipes from NW Coast circa 1914 includes, amongst other things, how to cook salmon guts.

Eat Babies. (via)

Dinner with Mr. Hu. (via)

Live Monkey Brains recipe.

Gross Food. Why have a boring old dinner party when you can have a GROSS dinner party? Challenge your guests to bring the most disgusting looking (but tasty) dish they possibly can. Give prizes for best presentation and best tasting. Here are some samples.

Tuna Jerkies Strange food and kooky drinks including Tuna Jerkies for your pets and you!

Stinky Tofu. Its smell has been described as "baby poo," "hellacious" and "sharply foul".

Urban Legends and Folklore: Food and Drink. Urban legends and Netlore about food and drink: The McPus Sandwich; Kentucky Fried Rat; The Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe; Cockroach Egg Tacos; "Secret Sauce."

Weekly World News presents Disgusting Dishes Around The World.

Snakes Alive Jello Streudel. Thanks brykmantra.

Weird Foods from around the World. Great site with lots of categories.

Global Gang's Food For Thought. Deep-fried mars bars? Jellied eels? Global Gangers tell us about the best and worst food they’ve ever eaten.
Also from Global Gang People eat the weirdest things.

Think you know your strange foods now? Well the take the The Weird and Disgusting Food Test. I got %20. Oh dear.


Anonymous said...

What is gross to you is in fact delicious or fine to another culture. If it is not Biology, then it is habit, custom, environment. Most of this like and dislike stuff embedded from our early upbringing, Try it; you'll like it.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks for your comment but I don't seem to recall me saying it was gross.
The word gross was used occasionally where that was part of the website name.

I said "Strange and weird food around the world is a subject that has always fascinated me. So here for your enjoyment is a pile of links demonstrating some of the more strange practices from around the world."

Each to their own, I say. I just don't fancy eating rats, cats or dogs thank you very much.

pfadvice said...

Japan has an abundance of strange food that certainly would not appeal to vegetarians or those with a weak stomach as can be seen from a recent Strange Food Dinner I recently had.

Gorehound1313 said...

Hey, I enjoy this page but do guys ever double-check the links? Half of them are inactive or go to the wrong page. I was looking forward to find out how to skin a cat.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks but this page is getting on for four years old now. If I started trying to keep links fixed up on old pages I would'nt have the time to make any new posts.

BTW the cat link is working when I typed this.