Bizarre Cultural Foods You Won’t Find In Your Local Restaurant

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Trying out different cuisines is one of the easiest ways to learn about other cultures. The food sources, preparation methods, and different ways that foods are presented all vary from culture to culture. If you are really adventurous and are willing to try unusual foods, then you will want to take a look at this list of 10 bizarre cultural foods that you won’t find in your local restaurant.

10. Witchetty Grub

Named after the bush they feed off (the witchetty bush), these larvae have been known to be a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians. They are said to taste like almonds or lightly cooked nuts and are thought to be high in protein.

Witchetty grubs live about 2 feet under the ground. When they are handled, they release a brown liquid as their defense mechanism. Just imagine…that would be enough to divert anyones attention. After they are dug up, they can be eaten raw. Or they can be cooked in hot ashes until their skin is crispy – similar to roasted chicken skin. The cooked center is yellow like a hard-boiled egg yolk. Yum!

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