Hard to Swallow: 8 Taboo Delicacies
Death-defying gourmet dishes can be tough to find
By Michael Foreman, Newser User
Posted May 20, 2008 12:57 PM CDT
The toxic puffer fish can be fatal when prepared incorrectly.   (© notsogoodphotography)

(Newser) – The return of foie gras to Chicago's menus inspires Newsweek to list dishes still considered too dicey to serve:

  1. Maggot cheese: Injected with larvae that pose health risks
  2. Puffer fish: Incorrectly prepared fugu can be fatal

  1. Raw milk cheese: The FDA restricts transport across state lines
  2. Absinthe: The watered-down version pales before the 140-proof stuff
  3. Sassafras: This root contains an oil studies have linked to cancer in rats
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