Picture of a Buddha’s hand citron

Buddha’s Hand is a fragrant citrus fruit that is believed to have originated in Northeastern India. Image by cyousuke via Flickr


What does passion fruit look like?

Passion fruit is native to Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina according to Wikipedia. Passion fruit have a round to oval shape and when ripe can be either yellow or dark purple. … Continue reading


What is Sauerbraten?

Said to be one of Germany’s national dishes, Sauerbraten is a German pot roast that gets marinated in a mixture of vinegar and water with various seasonsings and spices before … Continue reading


Sate – a dish of marinated, skewered and grilled meats – is one of the most popular dishes in Indonesian cuisine

Sate is also known as Satay. Common meats used include chicken, goat, mutton, beef and pork. The meats are “grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire”; usually served … Continue reading


The fruit of the Brazil nut tree resembles a shelled coconut and the actual brazil nuts grow inside the fruit in amounts ranging from 8 – 24 nuts

Image is of a fresh cut Brazil nut fruit showing the brazil nuts the way they grow inside the shell of the fruit. Image credit: Lior Golgher


Toasted Chapulines – chapulines are grasshoppers that are commonly eaten in certain areas of Mexico

Before preparation chapulines are thoroughly cleaned and washed. They are then toasted with garlic, lime juice and salt containing extract of agave worms on a clay cooking surface called a … Continue reading


A rat meat dish – Rat meat is said to be consumed in certain regions of China as well as in other regions in Asia and Africa

Image is of a dish of rat meat with vegetables from Yangshuo, Guangxi, China. Some of the regions of the world where rat meat is said to be consumed are … Continue reading


Casu Marzu essentially appears from description to be maggot filled sheep milk cheese

Casu marzu (also called casu modde, casu cundhídu in Sardinian language, or in Italian formaggio marcio) is a traditional , notable for being riddled with live insect larvae. It is … Continue reading


Criadillas de choto is Spanish for goat testicle

Photo of goat testicles on sale for 3’92 euros. Image Credit: Tamorlan


McIntosh apples growing on an apple tree

The McIntosh apple is apparently distinctive for its tart flavor and tender white flesh and is the apple most often used in applesauce, apple cider and apple pies. It’s more … Continue reading