1) Ever wanted to eat dirt? Seriously. It is a
food trend. Well it's not exactly dirt, you see
edible dirt is a mixture of dried or charred ingredients. It
looks like ash, sand or soil, but it gives the dish an earthy
appearance, extra flavour and aroma. What's the purpose you ask?
According to Chef Rene
Redzepi of Noma, a Copenhagen restaurant given the title of
Best Restaurant in the World
by Restaurant magazine, it focuses on
the dish's vegetables and proteins.
2) How do you feel aboutpig's
feet(below left)? Renown chefs like Thomas Keller
Laundry) and David Chang (momofuku
) have used it in their menu. Are you adventurous enough to embrace
this food trend?
3) What aboutcheesemade
breast milk (above right)? A while back we chatted
about this in the
. It created quite the debate, and I'm not actually stating that
this item is trendy, but it is a bit out there.
4) Why eat corn fungus? Cuitlacoche aka corn smut, is a Mexican
delicacy. The kernels get infected by a plant fungus that cause
them to expand with tumours. Sounds delightful doesn't it?
Apparently it tastes somewhat like musty mushrooms with a
slight corn sweetness.
5) Could you eat off of a stranger? This is not joke, Nyotaimori or body
sushi is where you are literally able to eat sushi
off of a naked female (whose privates are covered by a garnish.)
Apparently eating body temperature sushi lets the diner focus on
the texture and taste.
Posted: Wed, Sep 22 2010
Hi all, I'm the Community Producer of foodnetwork.ca. If you ever have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to shoot them my way. I'm happy to help! A bit about me, I love baking and hate cooking, which is why I've started the vlog Starting from Scratch (left nav.) You see, this is my attempt to learn how to cook and enjoy the fruit of my labour while sharing it with all of you! Hope you enjoy it and if you ever have any pointers, let me in on them!