I don't know if you've ever watched these two guys on television. Usually they're either on The Travel Channel or The Food Network. If you're not familiar with them; that's Andrew Zimmern on the left and Anthony Bourdain on the right. They basically travel the world eating anything to everything.
Truth be told.....these two motherfuckers will eat damned near anything.
Anthony Bourdain travels the world eating all kinds of local foods. Many of the places he frequents don't appear to be clean or have running water; and I'm always left wondering where the cook washed their hands. He's gotta have a cast iron stomach, because I've seen him ingest the types of things that would choke a billy goat. The only time I've seen Anthony Bourdain back down from eating something is the time I watched him spit out some iguana steamed in banana leaves. Truth be told, it looked nasty. He gave that particular dish a polite "hell no". But I can say that I've seen him eat a roasted baby lamb cooked in an underground oven (I think that was in Greece or Turkey) and I must admit.......it looked good. But I've seen him eat some really weird shit from all over the world and he always seems to wash it down with some kind of alcohol. Dude looks like he smells of cigarettes, desperately needs a bath and some Listerine; and I'd hate to use a men's room stall just after him. I'm sure his insides are toxic.
I remember once watching Andrew Zimmern eat a bull's penis......I was speechless. I've watched as he's eaten all kinds of bugs and fat undulating larva the size of golf balls. I've seen him eat frog sashimi and fire roasted fruit bat......just nasty. I've also seen him eat every part of a pig but the "oink". When he ate guinea pig and iguana, I thought I would choke. But I find his show fascinating, because the nasty motherfucker will eat just about anything.
The way I see it, there are some things that I'm not supposed to know how they taste.....ya know?!?
I understand that there are places where you can get fried (beef) brain sandwiches in this country. I wouldn't eat it, but there must be a demand for them or they wouldn't be selling.
Of course I've seen some of my own country cousins from Alabama and Mississippi eat shittlin's and pork and beef testicles. I'm not going there......not in this lifetime.
I understand that haggis; made with the minced heart, liver and lung of a sheep mixed with onion, spices, oatmeal, salt and stock, and boiled in the sheep's stomach for a few hours is routinely eaten in Scotland. Yet another reason not to go there.
In the Philippines and Cambodia there is a fairly common dish called balut. Balut is a fertilized chicken or duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell.
There are some things in this world that you can't put cheese or ketchup or bacon on and have them taste that much better. I truly believe that there are some foods that civilized people just aren't supposed to eat.
While I might not necessarily have a ready list of what I will and will not eat. Trust me, I'll know it when I see it. There are some things that will never pass these lips of mine.
Tell me is there something that you won't eat?!?