Mmmm…My Food Is ALIVE!

Would you eat this? Any of this? Even on a dare? Or HAVE you already?  Most people prefer their food to be fresh, but there are some people and cultures that take that aesthetic to the extreme. If you are an animal lover, you may want to skip this section and move on to the next story.

In Sardinia, Italy, one form of sheep’s milk cheese is full of crawling white worms.  It is over-fermented – in a stage of decomposition – and is known as Casu Marzu. It is a traditional dish from Sardinia, Italy that is believed to increase sexual desire. The most important aspect of eating Casu Marzu is that it should be eaten when these wriggling maggots are alive, or else it is full of dead maggots and is considered to be unsafe. It is also advised to wear eye protection while eating as these maggots can jump as high as half a foot, straight into the eye.

Does that do it for you? If not, there’s more…How about frog sashimi? Though most of the frog is served dead (and raw), the meal begins by eating the frog’s fresh, still-beating heart. Run, Kermit, run!

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