Culinary explorations are intriguing and constitute an integral part of every trip. Occasionally, though, one encounters something that, depending on one’s cultural background, seems more exotic, weird, maybe even odious. It is the moment curiosity gets more excited than the taste buds, a photo is shot, and a remark is indelibly registered in the travelogue.
I have had my share of such outlandish discoveries. Some, I tasted on a dare or because of their medicinal qualities; others, I just observed but refused to proceed further. In all cases, these were sensational experiences, peregrine, pungent, and colorful. [Read more…]