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Fierce Food: The Intrepid Diner's Guide to the Unusual, Exotic, and Downright Bizarre: Christa Weil

buttertart Apr 16, 2008 11:18 AM

Reading this - very fun - if you are interested in culinary extremes, I recommend it highly. Lots of bizarre facts (did you know armadillos harbor leprosy? I certainly didn't) and as dispassionate descriptions of eating the wild and sometimes wooly as possible. Had always wondered about balut: now I know!

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    aelph RE: buttertart Apr 16, 2008 02:36 PM

    yes, I did know armadillos can harbor leprosy :)

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      TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis RE: buttertart Apr 20, 2008 03:47 PM

      Fierce Life:
      The link between armadillos and Hanson's disease (leprosy) has a long, fascinating history.
      You may also find horseshoe crabs of interest ...
      Belangkas ... http://www.malaysianfood.net/glossary...
      http://www.essortment.com/all/horsesh...

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