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While most people probably do not consider the contents of their cookbooks to be too strange, to a foreigner your lunch could be the equivalent of a nightmare.

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Largely a dish of the past, these used to be popular in the Central United States until mad cow disease became a concern. Although people still eat them, serving brain from a cow that is over 30 ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

Ant larvae harvested from the roots of the agave plant, these are considered to be a delicacy in Mexico. In fact, they are sometimes even referred to as "insect caviar". It is said that they taste ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

Typically eaten in Iceland, they say that this fermented basking shark is an acquired taste. We believe the hype considering that Chef Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel described it as "the ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

For hundreds of years the Chinese have used saliva nests in their cooking, primarily in this soup. While there are many varieties, birds nest soup as a whole is one of the most expensive foods on the ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

A popular dish in parts of china where the shrimp are eaten alive but stunned in a strong liquor prior to consumption. This recipe is also popular in parts of the United States but it includes an ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

A northern swedish dish that consists of fermented baltic herring, it is usually sold in cans like the one in the picture. While they are being shipped the cans sometimes bulge due to the ongoing ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

Like many eastern foods, this one is served raw. Very raw. Just watch as the chef dismembers a small octopus before your eyes and seasons the pieces with sesame oil, if he can hit them that is, ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: International dishes

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