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Fierce Food: The Intrepid Diner’s Guide to the Unusual, Exotic, and Downright Bizarre
Christa Weil (au)
A guide to truly extreme international cuisine! Grab a plate at the Fierce Food buffet, where you can partake of some of the world’s most extraordinary foods. The menu includes: chapulines or “Mexican snacking grasshoppers”; dried, shredded, & reconstituted jellyfish; roasted “big ass” ants; casu marzu, a rotting Italian cheese with “guests”; smoked blubber’ & the usual suspects, such as giant waterbugs, guinea pigs, & armadillo. An alphabetical survey of the world’s most extraordinary edibles, this book describes what these foods are, where they’re consumed, & how they’re captured or foraged. Readers also learn how the foods are traditionally served & eaten, &, best of all, what they taste like. “A fascinating exploration of global cultures.” Illus.
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