|When in Rome....|
I do have to admit to being a little surprised when The Oracle laid out a plate of salami in front of me a couple of years back with a smile on her face and told me to guess what it was. She wouldn't tell me until I'd eaten it at which point she announced with glee "donkey!". I hadn't ever really considered donkey as a food choice, and I can't say I was entirely blown away by it or wish to repeat the experience, but I chalked it up to trying something new, and a positive thing. It should be mentioned at this point that The Oracle is the sponsor of one lucky donkey (in a sanctuary, not a recovery programme) but as far as I am aware is not planning on eating the thing at the end of the financial relationship.
Anyhow, it got me to thinking about the oddest thing I've ever eaten and I have to say it was probably the Guinea Pig I had in Peru (see picture), not least as it was served up with chips. I used to have a pet Guinea Pig and although I can't profess any great attachment to the high pitched ball of fluff, it did still feel a bit wrong. Surprisingly it tasted of pork (duh!) not chicken, but I could only bring myself to eat 4 bites before sheepishly giving in and handing it over to someone less squeamish.
So, what is the strangest thing YOU have ever eaten?