In an adventurous mood? You might want to try one of the world’s top 10 culinary challenges, compiled by Eddie Lin for the Times of London:
- Alligator cheesecake, New Orleans: Yes, real alligator, mixed with cheese and shrimp.
- Blood tongue, Germany: Exactly what it sounds like: Cow tongue and blood.
- Cow udder, Italy: Stewed or fried by the Tuscan poor, when prime cuts went to the rich.
- Chicken knee, China and Japan: No bones, just crunchy cartilage in these delicacies.
- Haggis, Scotland: Sheep’s heart, liver, and lung mixed with seasoning—then piped into a sheep’s stomach to be served.
- Natto, Japan: Foul-smelling, fermented soybeans are said to offer serious health benefits.
- Witchetty grub, Australia: Witchetty is a bush, and the wiggly, juicy grubs found under it are consumed raw or charred.
For the complete list, click the link at right.