The world's most unusual culinary
We have found the most unusual culinary discipline in the four corners of the world! From grilled guinea pig to snake soup, all these dishes will surprise you, but believe it or not, these are real traditional recipes! Are you ready to try
The casu marzu
In Sardinia, caso marzo means "rotten cheese..." Very tempting, right? This cheese, derived from pecorino sardo, is brought to a higher level of fermentation and spreads in the larvae of the "cheese fly." Forbidden to sell, however, a very popular sardine specialty still exists among all the great gourmet. Attention, depending on taste, it is advisable to protect the eyes: larvae can jump up to 15 cm outside!
Grilled guinea pig
If the guinea pig is a pet in Europe, it is not at all a pet in Peru as illustrated by the famous Inca saying: «Raise guinea pigs and eat to your hunger». The Peruvians see it, in fact, as an animal of everyday consumption in the same way as the cow or the pig. Fried or stewed, guinea pigs are often served on special occasions such as weddings or baptisms.
The legs of frogs
Cocorico! One of the most unusual specialties in the world is French and it is of course the legs of frogs. With the baguette and the beret, they are certainly one of the emblems of the country! The English also nicknamed the French «froggies» in reference to this dish. But France is not the only country to consume frogs. In Italy, in the Milan region, but also in the United States, in Louisiana, small amphibians are part of the local cuisine.
Not very tasty, the snake is a very popular food in China and Vietnam! You can taste this meat in Taiwan in particular. You will then be served the flesh in soup while the blood, venom, bile and sperm are eaten in small glasses. A digestive?
Kopi luwak is the rarest coffee in the world. Produced mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines, it is harvested in the feces of luwak, an Asian civet. This small animal feeds on coffee cherries whose pulp it digests, but not the core. It is the latter that is found in his stool and is used to produce coffee. The price per kilo of this sweet beverage exceeds €1,000. Finally, black gold may not be the one we think of!
Specialities of the Skuon region in Cambodia, fried tarantulas are apparently delicious! Fried in oil and garlic and then dipped in lime juice and pepper sauce, they can be eaten whole even if you still prefer the head and abdomen. According to legend, the people of Skuon began cooking tarantulas during a food shortage before they became a local specialty. It is also today the main source of income of the village because locals and tourists come in numbers to taste these little critters!
The coconut worms
Coconut or silk worms are widely eaten in Asia throughout the day. They are cooked in oil, often distorted before being sold as snacks. It's part of Asian street food just like cicadas or giant cockroaches.