Roast Spiders and Chutney

I could not help posting this limerick by Edward Lear.

I have always been fascinated  by the ‘strange’ (to me of course) foods eaten in bygone times and in other cultures. 

Spiders are not uncommon in the diets of populations around the world. Here is a link  to a website for recipes with all kinds of insects. http://www.ent.iastate.edu/misc/insectsasfood.html

You can try your hand at making Banana Worm Bread or Chocolate-Covered Grasshoppers, but do read the disclaimer on the website before proceeding.

Meanwhile – What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

To date, I have not had anything that strange, except perhaps cheese with a layer of ashes such as Morbier cow’s cheese from France and cheese aged in ashes such as Sottocenere al Tartufo cheese  from Italy.  It seems the use of ashes in preserving cheese is an old Venetian custom.

 Tell us your ‘strange’ food experiences….

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