- Different cultures across the world seem to be very adventurous when it comes to food.
- Let's journey through Kenya, Iceland, Uzbekistan, and Italy.
Different cultures across the world seem to be very adventurous when it comes to food.
Some people or cultures break the norm between what is considered palatable and what is not.
Some of the delicacies include rodent and horse meat.
In some regions of Kenya, rodents tend to be popularly consumed typically in the coastal region.
Kadzora is a type of rodent that is hunted cleaned, roasted over an open fire and salted till it a crispy exterior is achieved.
It is paired with Ugali, a very famous Kenyan starch dish. This meat tastes gamey and oily.
It is made from the fermented meat of the Greenland shark.
This dish is popularly consumed and loved in Iceland.
The shark meat is buried underground and left to ferment for several months.
During this process, the meat develops a strong, pungent odour, which is described as ammonia-like. The same applies to the taste.
Typically banned in most countries all over the world, horse meat is popularly consumed in Uzbekistan.
The meat can be sliced and made into sausages, famously incorporated into Uzbek plov (also known as pilaf or pulao).
Horse meat has been described to taste like a cross of beef and deer meat.
This is a type of cheese unlike no other originating on the island of Sardinia, Italy.
It consists of live larvae inside the cheese. How is this done? The cheese is made from sheep's milk and then later left to mature in the air, this attracts cheese flies which lay their eggs into the cheese, producing larvae inside the cheese.
The word Casu Marzu directly translates to ''rotten cheese'' in the Sardinian language.
Typically this food is consumed during special ceremonies like weddings and birthday parties.
Which one of the following foods would you be adventurous enough to try out?