Every region of the planet has its local produce and cuisine that adds flavor and flair to the culture. One of the great treats of international travel is the opportunity to sample some of these edible delights. Then again, some of these global delicacies are kind of strange or downright unappetizing. Only a brave and adventurous palate would be tempted to choke some of these down, unless, of course, you’re into sperm sacs, maggots and brains! Here are 12 weird foods from around the world. Granted, some of our food may seem odd to a foreign tongue, too.
1. Head Cheese
People of Europe have commonly eaten gelatinous head cheese since the Middle Ages. Not to be mistaken for a dairy product, head cheese is a kind of meat jelly that is made from calf or pig’s head. Don’t worry, the brain, eyes and ears are usually not included. People who eat this food say the meat is quite tender and and tasty. Don’t believe it? You’ll have to try for yourself.