Exotic foods

Food Writer Nevin Martell Prefers Eating Piranhas To The Opposite

Exotic meals are a tradition in author's family
Jun 12, 2014 10:00 am

In his new memoir, Freak Show Without a Tent, author Nevin Martell reflects on some unusual family vacations, which involved things like drinking hallucinogenic kava and dining on roasted canary, among other weird experiences.

The Secret To A Great Grasshopper Burger: Duck Fat, Of Course!

Chef Rodney Scruggs on his best 'Pestaurant' recipe
Jun 6, 2014 11:00 am

On Wednesday, some 550 of the offbeat bugs-on-a-bun were served to attendees at a 'Pestaurant' charity event in Washington, D.C. The sliders, made with both grasshoppers and crickets, were a big hit. “When working with [insects], you’ve got to open your mind, you’ve got to have fun,” says chef Rodney Scruggs.

Andrew Zimmern Travels For The Food In Chengdu, And The Fun At Legoland

With props to San Sebastian, Fez, Buenos Aires
Jan 8, 2013 11:01 am

Andrew Zimmern, dude has range. When not filming his popular Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods (and various offshoots), writing for magazines and serving as Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College — as well as hosting events at food festivals around the globe (he gives good cooking demo) — he’s a dedicated family man, as we find out in this interview.

12 Meds To Pack If You Want To Travel Like Anthony Bourdain

You think he survives on shots of whiskey alone?
Jan 8, 2013 10:01 am

We asked a medical professional, Dr. Jason Ough M.D., for the medicine kit essentials for traveling to more, um, turbulent parts of the world. Here's what you need to know.

What Is A Finger Lime?

What's a finger lime and how do you cook with it?
Jan 2, 2013 2:31 pm
Finger Lime Photo

What looks like a cross between a snap pea pod and a lime and contains "citrus caviar?" That would be the humble finger lime. Learn all about this mysterious fruit after the jump. 

10 Food Photos From The Famous 'Afghan Girl' National Geographic Photographer

Food through photojournalist Steve McCurry's lens
Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm

Steve McCurry is best known for his "Afghan Girl" with green eyes photograph. The world-renowned photographer just completed a new series, Food For Thought, which captures people eating, selling and preparing food around the world — from a simit (bagel-like sesame ring) vendor in Turkey to snake butchers in Burma.

The World's 8 Wildest Food Markets

Welcome to the grad school of grocery shopping
Jul 9, 2012 9:01 am
Bluefin Tuna

How to navigate the best markets around the world. See our top 8 picks after the jump.

WTF Alert: The Alpaca-Spiked Mo-Chica Burger

There's nothing better than ground alpaca on a bun
Jul 5, 2012 11:01 am

When most people think of alpacas, they think of sweaters made from their ultra-soft wool. When Ricardo Zarate thinks of alpacas, he thinks about how they'd look on a plate, specifically, on a brioche bun. 


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