Now it's your turn to share. What weird yet wonderful eating habits do you have?
Are you a fan of classic French cuisine? Judging by her scrumptious-looking photo of escargot, My Fare Foodie is!
Be a total Francophile and enjoy this delicious escargot dish! Yes, they are snails, but they are swimming in a fantastic garlic herb butter. Bon appetit!
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Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients, and I'm of the mindset that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But the faithful staple has turned to the dark side, with rave reviews. Since being introduced in the US a few years ago, black garlic has been gaining momentum in the culinary world. This fermented version of the stinking rose is sweet and tangy with a jelly-like consistency, and apparently it won't give you bad garlic breath or heartburn. Sounds great, but have you tried it? What did you think?
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- This week's episode of Top Chef brought to light four myths about vegetarian cooking. — Jezebel
- New York City's food bloggers are playing musical chairs. — Grub Street NY
- Are these 10 items really the world's scariest foods? — Concierge
- Still looking for a cocktail to serve on Halloween? Make full moon punch. — Chow
- A roundup of November's Thanksgiving-themed magazines. — Eat Me Daily
- Top Chef Masters season two has started filming, so Angelenos be on the lookout for competing chefs. — Eater
- Cod with tarragon-anchovy breadcrumbs is a delicious dinner. — Serious Eats
- Learn what people around the world are eating for breakfast. — Woman's Day
When I need culinary inspiration, I turn to one of many cookbooks. But unless I'm feeling extraordinarily creative, I'm not sure I'll be turning to the latest cookbook to hit the circuit. The Testicle Cookbook: Cooking With Balls was just published by Ljubomir Erovic. Erovic is a chef in Serbia, a country where testicles are a prized delicacy. In the mood for goulash? Then why not experiment with a testicle version? Love pizza? Make his cheese, onion, pepper, bacon, and bull's testicle pizza. Of course, the art of eating testicles is nothing new: around the world, they've long been touted as aphrodisiacs.
According to Erovic, who organizes an annual testicle-cooking championship, the tastiest testicles come from bulls, ostriches, and stallions, although he claims, "All testicles can be eaten. Except human, of course."
What's your reaction to this? If you're really curious, you can view a bit of the book online. Do you have the balls to try any of the recipes?
On tonight's episode of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern the host heads to Sicily where he is greeted by a variety of odd foods, including sardine meatballs, artichoke ice cream, and cow spleen sandwiches.
The spleen is boiled in a vat of fat before being topped with cheese and tucked inside two slices of bread. Although the word spleen sort of grosses me out, I'm adventurous and would love to try the sandwich. How about you?
Watch the video and let me know, would you eat a spleen sandwich?