A matter of taste


Mainstream North American food ranges from bland to mildly spicy comestibles commonly available in big-box grocery store chains.

North America is large, and fortunately disposes of a huge amount of fertile agricultural soil amenable to producing a range of foods.

When the first settlers arrived, local Aboriginals taught them why and how to grow certain essentials. Many European, i.e English vegetables could not thrive.

Cattle was unknown, neither were potatoes.

Squash was something settlers had never encountered, and further south, Spaniards saw for the first time tomatoes, and cocoa bens, just to name two of the many edibles.

Today, there are still many foods North Americans find revolting and would not consume at any price even if it is for free. Among them are:

Birds nest soup
Argan (oil from the kernel of argon eaten by goats. The oil is pressed from the “nuts” that are collected from the excrement of goats
Escamoles (red ant eggs
Cesu frazigu (cheese from Italy infested with maggots)
Monkey brains of live monkeys (south eastern China)
Sheep’s eyes of roasted sheep’s head
Kopi luva coffee
Fried caterpillars
Dog meat
Bull’ stecticles
Horse meat
Seal blubber
On the other hand, here are some of what are eaten
Caviar (fish eggs
Lamb fries
Honey (vomitted by bees)
Lobster (scavenger of the sea surviving by eating dead sea animals)
Hot dogs (made of questionable meat scraps)
Blood sausage aka blood puddings (made of blood, spices and fat)
One person’s food may be frowned upon by another, but on the other hand the same food may appeal someone else or to you.

Before you pass judgement, taste, and ask for reasons.


Comments are closed.