Psychology in the plate
All things are not expedient, that in the mouth got, the saying goes. And that is true, especially if that “something” gets into your mouth by itself without your participation. But often happens anyway, when we absorb what in our culture is not accepted… Although, if in other places are eating something that we think is disgusting, do you need to overcome your squeamishness and try such culinary delights?
Among the exotic treats include, for example, wine from a lynx or a bear. Yes, it happens sometimes. Fans of something “unexpected” manage to partake of drinks from the most bizarre ingredients, often of animal origin. Compared with such delicacies tincture of the serpent seems childish lemonade.
By the way, about snakes. Psychologists have long told the world that the fear of snakes inspire the child to his parents, who themselves are afraid of these snakes. But in some cultures, the snake one is able to prepare a complete meal. And the soup, Meat and two… snake, say, in the prepared state are nearly impossible to distinguish from our usual white meat. And skin does turn into a kind of chips. Continue reading
The habit they seem to be edible, some are toxic, smelly and may even cause death. I do not recommend reading impressionable, pregnant and dinner (eating and eating) citizens. This is the case when the language does not turn to wish Bon appetit!
1. Chukotka and Greenland: the harp seal, stuffed seagulls
Northern dish civic is among the festive dishes of the eskimo food. It is made by decay in the permafrost. The recipe can cause a gag reflex: in gutted and headless seals fit 400 untreated sea birds — guillemots, “dish” bacon is sealed and placed in the ground under the press for a period from three months to a year and a half. On holiday, usually at Christmas, rotten corpse seal get out of the pit, take out the last fermentation of poultry carcasses, pluck and eat them raw. They say that the taste of celiac similar to a very old and pungent cheese.
2. Sardinia: cheese with maggots
Cheese with cheese fly larvae — a signature dish on the Italian island of Sardinia. Continue reading
Skewers of larvae of the beetle Woodman (barbel)
-Beetles, we are increasingly called beetle Longhorn, is a large and shiny beetles, which can be found almost anywhere. And particularly in Southeast Asia, where they lay eggs in the roots of sago palms. The local residents are happy to collect a fat, juicy larvae, strung them on sticks and roasted over the fire — it turns out excellent barbecue. The taste of fried larvae resemble bacon.
Sometimes the same “bacon”, before you grill them, use for another purpose — while holding your fingers at the tip of the tail run into the ear, where he with pleasure eats earwax. Such “ear sticks”.
Casu marzu is a cheese with the larvae of the cheese fly, a traditional delicacy and an aphrodisiac, which is widespread in Sardinia. Technically speaking, this is completely rancid cheese infested with worms floating in the liquid, which was formed from the acid released from digestive system of larvae and opened the cheese (is tear). Continue reading