Mary Roach on Fearlessness and Muktuk (plus a Giveaway!)
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LauriL May 24, 2013
Read Stiff a few years ago and LOVED it! Bought her latest a few months ago and altho I have a few books to read before hand I know it will be extremely entertaining!!
Sandra A. April 30, 2013
The most exotic thing that I've eaten is the national dish of Scotland called Haggis. It is made up of a sheep's innards, heart, liver, lungs mixed with some spices and other ingredients and then encased in a sheep stomach. It is not something I would try again. It is a "once is enough kind of food".
Jennifer A. April 18, 2013
Oh boy. I don't think I can hold a candle to so many adventurous eaters. I top out at a very stinky fruit that I tasted in Thailand. Cannot remember the name, which is okay I suppose, because I do not plan on every eating it again
walkie74 April 17, 2013
Crap! I forgot about my dad's hog's head cheese! (No, really, it was made from a real hog's head...)
jkoustenis April 17, 2013
My Greek Grandmother would cook "little things" which I loved. It was spleen stuffed with heart and lung. I am now a vegetarian.
mimiwv April 17, 2013
Rattlesnake meat...cooked over an open fire of course, in West Virginia. It was fine, but the vertebrae still function in a snake kind of way, which was off-putting.
margaretg April 17, 2013
A pot of stewed chicken, feet/claws and all. This is before I stopped eating poultry and meat, but even then the smell did not appeal.
Hannah T. April 17, 2013
I think all of the most exotic things I've eaten are things I ate before I became a vegetarian at age 18: reindeer, beef tongue, blood pancakes with berries, Rocky Mountain oysters, and frog legs. I'll have to try to find some exotic vegetarian food!
Cynthia G. April 17, 2013
I LOVED Bonk. I can't compete with a lot of what other commenters have eaten, but I'll try just about anything once... I regularly put chicken feet in my stock which is hilarious because as it cooks it looks like mini dinosaurs are trying to escape from the pot. I can't wait to read Gulp.
Aliwaks April 17, 2013
I am an embarrassingly un-adventurous eater, porchette di testa is as far as I'll go, however, I did eagerly devour this book!!! Spent an entire Saturday calling out to my husband "hey did you know that ...." It's a fabulous book, actually so are all her books, Packing for Mars (learned all about space toilets!!!) & Stiff are my favorites.
Kitchen B. April 17, 2013
All delicacies in Nigerian cuisine: Deep fried land snails (monster in comparison with the tiny french l'escargots); goats head soup(delicious,tongue, eyeballs et al); Fried maggots called 'edibles' in the south of the country(unbelievably oil) but delicious, especially in combination with kpokpogari - a dried snack made from grated and dried, leftover cassava, when the 'starch' (similar to cornstarch) is extracted. And finally offal/innards peppersoup (peppersoup is Nigeria's gift of the cure-all chicken soup) - intestines, tripe etc are there for the picking. Absolutely delicious too!
Diane M. April 16, 2013
The most exotic thing I've tried is alligator, although compared to the other foods mentioned here it's tame. Guess I have a lot more culinary experimenting to do!
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