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By Maya Wakabayashi and Zoe Avent
As you may have seen in the interesting food from Asia, food is a big part of the human community. One way to identify places is by their food. In this case, we are going to show you some interesting food from Europe. Also beware, you may be very grossed out.
Haggis is a Scottish dish that is made with the entrails of sheep's or calf’s internal organs mixed with suet, oatmeal and a unique seasoning made by boiling spices in a bag.
This Icelandic dish is made of the Greenland shark and is preserved by a process using a particular technique that includes the shark being hung for four to five months.
Surstromming is swedish for sour herring. Many say the salted, fermented Baltic sea herring is the worst taste you can possibly imagine. Even worse than Sardines! They are “swimming” in grey water from the Baltic North of the “Kalmar Strait”.
France-Escargots à la Bourguignonne
The French Escargots à la Bourguignonne is made by cooking a snail in a special sauce made with white wine, garlic and butter. Parsley is put into the shells. Many say the Escargots à la Bourguignonne has the consistency of clams and are rubbery to some people.
Norway and Iceland-Whale
The whale is consumed in many other countries such as Japan, Canada, Greenland, and even the USA. These countries consume the muscles, the organs, and the fat of the whale.
Also known as ”rotten cheese” this dish is made from Pecorino,
(sheep milk cheese) which has gone bad.
England (UK)-Stargazey Pie
This Cornish dish is made with potatoes, eggs and baked fish. The heads are cut off and put into the pie, facing outwards, right before baking. There are a few varieties on different ways to use the fish heads, but the heads sticking out is the traditional way.
Squeaky cheese is the name for new mild cheddar cheese. These are also known as cheese curds. It is said to squeak in it’s own way when you chew on it. And as a matter of fact, it does.
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