Dog Head Soup: Do not Google images of this one if you have a delicate constitution or if you just love Fido.
Goat with the skin on: Ghana, Africa. Does this include the hair? There's a dish called "smiley" that is a roasted goat head, and the lips pull back into a smile. "Hello, I'm so happy to be your dinner tonight."
Haggis (recipes linked to the captions)
|Looks tasty like this--but this is not a true haggis! It's a vegetarian copy.|
|Does not look so tasty like this|
Cricket (She found it frozen in her garage. Sounds risky to me.)
Guinea Pig (Guatemala? or maybe it was Guam?) It's a delicacy in the country she found it in.
Grad Student Gumbo--a combination of white rice, chicken noodle soup, and Ramen. Might have gone down easier if they cooked them separately.
Anchovy Pizza. He'd never had it before, and he got a little worried when he overheard the employees talk about how bad the anchovy smelled.
|This picture would not sell me on crawfish, but if you just have to have it, there are sources.|
|Might not be so bad if you hide it in enough pasta.|
Sheep's Feet. (Sort of like Pickled Pigs' Feet?)
|Want some to cook for dinner?|
|They don't look much better cooked.|
Anything she had to cook for herself. I've made a few cooking mistakes, but I can safely say most of my food is not disgusting or even unusual.
Spicy Italian Vegetable Dish. May I suspect Okra as a culprit?
Periwinkles. The snail, not the flower.
|The flower, also called Myrtle.|
Pate. The French kind. Goose Liver.
Swedish dish that is kind of like a fish aspic, from her description.
|This one is apparently Hungarian, but it fits the concept.|
Undercooked hamburger, courtesy of an American fast food place.
Escargot--mostly tastes like butter and garlic.
Venison Heart--a little chewy, but tasty! Somehow just the idea that it was the heart bothered her.
Cow's Tongue--It's not the flavor, it's the texture. And the fact that you know it's the tongue. In fact, I grew up eating cow tongue and deer tongue, and the way you cook them makes a big difference. They boil out most of the flavor and get kind of mushy, but roasting them leaves them too tough. The answer: use a pressure cooker. And peel off the white outside skin before you bring it to the table. Then it looks much like a roast beef and is very tender. Eat it hot, though; it's kind of greasy when it gets cold.
Deep Fried Rice Cakes--which might not have been so bad but she fried them after the entire high school wrestling team had deep-fried all the weird things they could think of. She said it was terrible and made her not want to eat again for a while.
But one lady said a weird food that turned out delicious was Maple Bacon Funnel Cakes. Sounds yummy to me!
|Unfortunately, there's no recipe at the site I found this...|