How much do you truly want to know about the favourite foods of your fellow humans? From cheese brimming with maggots and deep-fried tarantulas, to puffin heart and snake wine, these foods are considered to be not only delicacies, but staple dishes in countries around the globe.
Before we take a deep dive into these unusual foods, think about how black pudding at breakfast might sound to someone across the ocean. How many of our staple foods do other cultures and communities find utterly shocking and bizarre?
1. Deep-Fried Tarantula
If you have arachnophobia, stop reading now. Over in Cambodia deep-fried tarantula is a speciality street food sold all over market towns. Usually around the size of a human palm, these spiders aren’t for the faint hearted. The legs are crispy, while the head and body contain white meat similar to that of crustaceans.