British newspaper the Times (the famous newspaper in the world) has published a list of the most unusual delicacies of the world. In the first place was the fried tarantula. Second place went to the Japanese puffer fish, the poison of which is 1250 times more toxic than potassium cyanide: it should eat only in expensive restaurants, where chefs own special technique of evaporation of toxins. In third place was the ortolan: a bird traditionally killed, soaked in Armagnac and then baked by a special recipe. To try the dish in France. Fourth place went to the meat Petrel (Iceland), fifth Australian crocodile steak, the sixth – chicken, cooked in the egg (Cambodia), and the seventh Chinese snake meat.
Strange, in our opinion the food eaten around the world, and it’s not the whole list, as described above, it is only the most popular exotic cuisine. And what about in other countries? Strange and even creepy cuisine is famous for Asia, in America too, there are a couple, and even in Europe we find these “delicacies”.
The bat is a very valuable dish in Asia. A dish is not cheap and is a real delicacy. You can taste it in Fiji, and other Asian countries, they say that it tastes like chicken. Mouse chopped into pieces and boiled in water with salt. Continue reading
If you are hungry now or plan to eat in the near future, we strongly encourage you not to look this post. Today we bring you the top ten most disgusting foods.
1. Opalgem, he’s rotten reindeer.
Absolute winner in our ranking. Sometimes instead it appears the whale, the seal (civic) or walrus. The mutilated corpses of animals love to eat almost all the Northern Nations. In Scandinavia eat the dead sharks. Recipes of this wonderful dish in different Nations differ little from each other – the animal buried in the ground, and after a few months dig. By this time the putrefactive bacteria make soft fabric in gray, slimy mass. Opalgem deadly to Europeans due to ptomaine – cadaverine, putrescine and neurine.
Escamoles is a larvae of ants of the genus Liometopum, found on the roots of the agave. In Mexican cuisine, escamoles are considered a delicacy, sometimes referred to as “the caviar of insects”. This dish with the consistency of cottage cheese tastes like oil, with a nutty flavor. Continue reading
Exotic travel is getting more and more popular. Unexplored parts of the world, rare animals and … exotic dishes. What pushes people to risk their lives to try exotic dishes? Sometimes it is an opportunity to tickle nerves, and sometimes just ignorance of the danger. So what dishes are considered the most dangerous on the planet and in what countries you can try?
The Puffer Fish
This is one of the most venomous fish on the planet, one drop of venom is deadly to humans: it causes paralysis or even death. But in Japan, this fish is considered a delicacy. The art of cooking to learn that. The poison found in the viscera of fish (ROE, liver). If they are damaged during removal, then the dish will be poisoned.
According to statistics, in the land of the rising sun annually 10 cases of poisoning with this fish, but the Japanese stubbornly continue to eat.
For making meals of this fish should take 30 specific actions that even experienced cooks takes at least 20 minutes.
So why take such a risk? Those who have tried, say that because just the divine taste of this fish. So to risk or not? For moral calm: the Japanese believe death by puffer fish vesnapocuca! By the way, to risk their lives will not be cheap. Portion of the puffer fish for four people costs from $ 200. Continue reading