I recently watched a travel program that highlighted foods from around the globe. Now I was gagging as I watched people eating bull testicles, snake meat, chicken feet and monkey brains. Often these rather bizarre meals were eaten with relish... (not the hotdog type, but the verb, tee hee).
Americans believe that we consume 'normal' meals... Pot Roast, Fried Chicken and Burgers as examples. How 'bout these eatables — Goose Intestines, Tongue Sandwich, Jellyfish Salad and Frog Legs. Personally, I have never eaten the previous four delicacies, and I can't imagine exactly how I would decline them if offered. They are all found on menus across our red, white and blue country. Are you feeling squeamish yet? Let's add to the list of goodies we consume; Teriyaki Cockroaches, Maggot Pupae, Worm Pretzels and Tarantula Pops. (Seems we have a 'bug' thing happening here.) There's Corn Smut -don't ask, Head Cheese, Sea Urchin Roe and Moose Terrine. We 'U.S.A ians' certainly relish (not the hotdog...), our food, AND we tend to be snobby about our particular palates. Do you suppose that the Rwandans or the Mongolians watch television shows depicting our Sunday brunches?
"I'll have the Raw Oysters, please."