Have you ever found foods too ridiculous for your tastes, maybe even preposterous for your culture’s background when looking for recipes on the Internet? Here are five weird gourmet foods that we found online when we were hungry. Our advice is: think twice before even trying these dishes.
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The way the Ortolan bird needs to be cooked made France declare it illegal from every restaurant’s menu and plate. The cooking process implies locking the bird in a dark box and because it’s a nocturnal bird, it will continuously eat from confusion until it reaches twice its actual size. When this has occurred it will be dumped in brandy and roasted. This isn’t so weird if you ignore the fact that the bird is trapped alive in that box and practically tortured.
2. Canard à la Rouennaise
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Translated as “Duck in Blood Sauce”, this cuisine really brings goosebumps for those who get pale at the sight of blood. It’s not the dish itself, but the way it’s cooked right in front of the customer that makes this food weird and somewhat disturbing. The duck is medium roasted and crushed through a press to get that blood sauce out. One plate is $1000, so start saving now if you want to try it some day soon.
Another addition to our list of weird gourmet foods is something otherwise known as “Corn Fungus”. People in Mexico used to eat the fungus for years. Crops could survive and the fungus was tasty. Weird, is it not? Now, the corn fungus is considered a delicacy and is worth many dollars in restaurants.
This fruit smells awful, but when did the smell mess with the taste? Many claim that the fruit is strong in taste and savory. Perhaps you will try the Durian as an appetizer or in a salad? If not, you could always chase your relatives away by placing durian fruits all over the house.
5. Casu Marzu
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Casu Marzu is last on our weird gourmet foods list. It is cheese made out of sheep’s milk and living fly larva. Disgusted enough? In some cultures this is an exquisite delicacy, but for others it’s something literally hard to digest. The texture is creamy and usually served on Sardinian flat bread. What’s dangerous about this cheese is that it can become toxic when the maggots die, so hurry up and eat that cheese right after it was produced.
If you’re curious, try one of these dishes or better yet, grab some friends and visit a restaurant which serves one of these foods. Write us back with your opinion.
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