ARTICLE - Bizzare European Delicacies

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  1. Funtodoimpossible
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    Bizzare European Delicacies

    By Laurel Miller - Gadling

    What constitutes "food" is relative, depending upon what part of the world you call home. In Asia, pretty much anything on no (snakes), two, four, six, or eight legs is up for grabs. Europe, however, has its own culinary oddities, as detailed below. Got maggots?

    Iceland
    Hákarl
    : Fermented, dried Greenland or basking shark. This tasty treat is prepared by burying the beheaded and gutted shark in a shallow hole in the ground for six to 12 weeks. Unsurprisingly, the end result is considered noxious to pretty much everyone on the planet aside from Icelanders.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/03/18/bizzare-european-foods/

    Ummm...some of these sound interesting but I think I'll skip them.
     
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    Of the foods listed, I have had haggis and I enjoyed it. (I forget the upscale restaurant in Edinburgh were I had it)
     
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    Of the ones listed I have had Lutefisk, Haggis, Blood Pudding, Kokoretsi and something similar to Nozki.
    I enjoyed them all except the Lutefisk.
    Blood Pudding is a favorite of mine and a nearby Peruvian restaurant serves a great SA version.
     
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    What means "bizzare"? Anything to do with "Fox idiotic"?
     
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    I think in this context it means 'made from offal'.

    Personally I love black pudding and severl of the other foods on that list. I think that from an ethical perspective if you're going to eat meat then you should make sure that the whole animal is going to be used. The best way to do that i to eat it all.
     

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