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15 Bizarre Delicacies You Might Think Twice About Trying

Food | Reuters | August 17, 2019, 10:29 am
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 A person uses a mobile phone to take photos of whole cooked alligators at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The club, which promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space featured catering by chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka. Chef Rurka prepared a variety of dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species. (Image: Reuters)

A person uses a mobile phone to take photos of whole cooked alligators at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The club, which promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space featured catering by chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka. Chef Rurka prepared a variety of dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man holds up a pack of macaroons containing dehydrated insects at the Micronutris plant in Saint Orens de Gameville, southwestern France. According to Micronutris, the company is the only firm in Europe that raises insects for human consumption. The insects are sold live, dehydrated or rendered into a flour-like powder for use in pastries. (Image: Reuters)

A man holds up a pack of macaroons containing dehydrated insects at the Micronutris plant in Saint Orens de Gameville, southwestern France. According to Micronutris, the company is the only firm in Europe that raises insects for human consumption. The insects are sold live, dehydrated or rendered into a flour-like powder for use in pastries. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man eats a part of an Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, in a desert near Tabuk. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bare hands. The lizards can be grilled or eaten raw, and according to popular belief, their blood is used to strengthen the body and treat diseases. (Image: Reuters)

A man eats a part of an Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, in a desert near Tabuk. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bare hands. The lizards can be grilled or eaten raw, and according to popular belief, their blood is used to strengthen the body and treat diseases. (Image: Reuters)

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 A worker holds cobra meat after the snakes have been stripped of their skins, at a Chinese restaurant. Snake hunters catch about 1,000 cobras from Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java provinces each week to harvest their meat for burgers, priced at 10,000 rupiahs ($1.15) each, as well as satay and other dishes. Some customers said they believe cobra meat can cure skin diseases and asthma, and increase sexual virility. (Image: Reuters)

A worker holds cobra meat after the snakes have been stripped of their skins, at a Chinese restaurant. Snake hunters catch about 1,000 cobras from Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java provinces each week to harvest their meat for burgers, priced at 10,000 rupiahs ($1.15) each, as well as satay and other dishes. Some customers said they believe cobra meat can cure skin diseases and asthma, and increase sexual virility. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man prepares a maguey worms taco in a hotel in Mexico City. It's a dish that's not for everybody, certainly not for those afraid of bugs. But one small Mexico City restaurant called Restaurant La Cocinita de San Juan is sure to give gastronomic daredevils a new food challenge -- tacos with insect toppings. (Image: Reuters)

A man prepares a maguey worms taco in a hotel in Mexico City. It's a dish that's not for everybody, certainly not for those afraid of bugs. But one small Mexico City restaurant called Restaurant La Cocinita de San Juan is sure to give gastronomic daredevils a new food challenge -- tacos with insect toppings. (Image: Reuters)

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 Snake meat is seen in a bowl of snake soup served at a snake soup shop in Hong Kong. There are scores of people in Hong Kong who have through generations tamed snakes to make soup out of them, a traditional cuisine believed to be good for the health. Yet the people behind providing fresh snakes for the savoury meal thought to speed up the body's blood flow and keep it strong in the cold winter months. (Image: Reuters)

Snake meat is seen in a bowl of snake soup served at a snake soup shop in Hong Kong. There are scores of people in Hong Kong who have through generations tamed snakes to make soup out of them, a traditional cuisine believed to be good for the health. Yet the people behind providing fresh snakes for the savoury meal thought to speed up the body's blood flow and keep it strong in the cold winter months. (Image: Reuters)

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 Locusts and worms are seen on a spoon after being cooked with olive oil for a discovery lunch in Brussels. Organisers of the event, which included cookery classes, want to draw attention to insects as a source of nutrition.<br />(Image: Reuters)

Locusts and worms are seen on a spoon after being cooked with olive oil for a discovery lunch in Brussels. Organisers of the event, which included cookery classes, want to draw attention to insects as a source of nutrition.
(Image: Reuters)

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 A boy displays boiled rats for sale on the main highway in Malawi's capital Lilongwe. (Image: Reuters)

A boy displays boiled rats for sale on the main highway in Malawi's capital Lilongwe. (Image: Reuters)

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 Keiko Chavers tastes a chocolate cupcake made of mealworms and topped with a locust at the Cooking School at the University of Wageningen. (Image: Reuters)

Keiko Chavers tastes a chocolate cupcake made of mealworms and topped with a locust at the Cooking School at the University of Wageningen. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy from New York's Public School 7 from the Bronx holds an hors d'oeuvre prepared with an insect, before eating it. Noted chefs prepared inventive dishes for school children with insects as part of the Museum's

A boy from New York's Public School 7 from the Bronx holds an hors d'oeuvre prepared with an insect, before eating it. Noted chefs prepared inventive dishes for school children with insects as part of the Museum's "Adventures in the Global Kitchen," a program that highlights cultures around the world through their cuisine. The Museum was launching the program in conjunction with the release of the new Imax film "A Rainforest Adventure-Bugs." (Image: Reuters)

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 A man eats a maguey worms taco at a restaurant in Mexico City. It's a dish that's not for everybody, certainly not for those afraid of bugs. But one small Mexico City restaurant called Restaurant La Cocinita de San Juan is sure to give gastronomic daredevils a new food challenge -- tacos with insect toppings. (Image: Reuters)

A man eats a maguey worms taco at a restaurant in Mexico City. It's a dish that's not for everybody, certainly not for those afraid of bugs. But one small Mexico City restaurant called Restaurant La Cocinita de San Juan is sure to give gastronomic daredevils a new food challenge -- tacos with insect toppings. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorpion sits on a cupcake in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka led a team which created unique cuisine for the event, with dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species. (Image: Reuters)

A scorpion sits on a cupcake in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka led a team which created unique cuisine for the event, with dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species. (Image: Reuters)

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 Bertha Piranes drops a skinned frog into a blender to make a drink at a market in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima. The drink, popular with working-class Peruvians, is believed to cure illnesses ranging from fatigue to sexual impotency. (Image: Reuters)

Bertha Piranes drops a skinned frog into a blender to make a drink at a market in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima. The drink, popular with working-class Peruvians, is believed to cure illnesses ranging from fatigue to sexual impotency. (Image: Reuters)

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 An indigenous Miskito woman sells turtle meat at a town market in Puerto Cabezas, along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Around five hundred turtles are sold for food per month in the port. (Image: Reuters)

An indigenous Miskito woman sells turtle meat at a town market in Puerto Cabezas, along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Around five hundred turtles are sold for food per month in the port. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dog meat or 'Dan go gi' in North Korean expression, is placed on a table at a famous restaurant in Pyongyang. (Image: Reuters)

Dog meat or 'Dan go gi' in North Korean expression, is placed on a table at a famous restaurant in Pyongyang. (Image: Reuters)

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