One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while traveling?” In my case the answer is probably a grasshopper in Thailand. Author Eddie Lin has put together a list of 60 bizarre and exotic foods from around the world in her book: Extreme Cuisine: Exotic Tastes From Around the World.
Here is the description from Amazon.com:
Imagine tucking into grasshoppers as you wander the Mercado Benito market in Oaxaca, Mexico, or chowing down on juicy witchetty grubs on your travels through Central Australia – such meals can be the perfect entrée to a culture. In this book you’ll find over 50 delicacies that creep, crawl, sizzle and spit, where they originated from and wher eyou can experience them. You may not salivate over blood, scorpions, chicken’s knees or partially digested coffee beans, but travel long enough and you’re bound to meet someone who does. Extreme Cuisine is sure to challenge your idea of what makes good eating.
I am giving away FIVE copies of “Extreme Cuisine”. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what the most extreme thing is you’ve ever eaten.