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June 21, 2013 · 6:17 pm

Strange foods from far away lands

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. I did exactly that when I was in Paris. I tried escargot for the first time. It tasted like slimy dirt. Not sure if they cleaned them out right. In America, escargot is considered a “strange” food. But, foods can get a lot “stranger” than snails.

Escargot Photo Credit: eatingeast Flickr


Baby octopus is consumed in many eastern countries. I personally love octopus. Photo Credit: janetnewenham.wordpress.com


Balut, which is a duck egg that has a nearly developed embryo inside, is a delicacy in the Philippines. Photo Credit: schihei.wordpress.com


Funny, I just visited Cuba and iguanas run around everywhere on the base. Outside base, I am told they are not as common because, yep you've guessed it, people eat them. Photo Credit: blogs.miaminewtimes.com


Cockroaches in Asia thrive in the wet, tropical climate and are found everywhere, including people's' dinner plates.


Tarantulas aren't kept as pets in Cambodia. Photo Credit: coasttocoastam.com



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