How can we explain the unusual predilection of some foodies to eat exotic food? The one that initially and not food at all, but something that becomes a regular food after digestion and release from the body, the so-called recyclables.
Let’s start with one of the most exotic and healthy dishes — “swallow’s nest”. It’s not what you imagined: not a cake, not a salad, not a castle in Yalta, and other common concepts. It’s not even the house bright-eyed birds that you can see under the roof. “Swallow’s nest”, in question, belongs to the category of gourmet seafood dishes. It can be as a separate dish, and to join the others.
Get “swallow’s nest” is not easy. Far away on the Islands of the South China sea swallows named salangane make their nests of clay, grass, sand and other building materials, which are available in our latitudes, and from. marine animals. Or rather, of young marine animals, whose body has not yet managed to find the skeleton. Salangane make nests from long and thin as wire, marine fish of the family saury, because of garlands of eggs, of various marine vegetation and other things. 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
Sometimes the most coveted dish is not only wildly delicious but also wildly dangerous. Absorbing little piece, You risk not only your health, but also life. However, cooking such meals allow only chefs of the highest class, and it is not enough. So what makes people risking their lives, is the deadly food? Sometimes it’s tender meat, sometimes the desire to tickle nerves, and sometimes a delicacy dish on purpose, to keep the population in whom this future delicacy eats.
The puffer fish
One drop of poison contained in the puffer fish, able to cause full body paralysis, and then death. However, in Japan this fish is considered a delicacy. The art of cooking this dish takes a while to learn: toxic parts of fish (eggs, liver) should be removed so that the poison penetrated the tender flesh. The slightest mistake a chef can cost the life of the client in Japan annually register more than 10 cases of poisoning from puffer fish. Continue reading