What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Although (I think) I’m willing to try pretty much anything, I haven’t had many opportunities to truly push the boundaries. I once had a seafood hotpot at Melbourne’s (famous) Supper Inn – I didn’t recognise anything in it, although all the key ingredients certainly seemed to be from the mollusc family. I’ve also eaten ‘bush tucker’ including Witchetty grubs, emu, kangaroo and crocodile (that lot will sound exotic to people living outside of Australia but here, not so much).
It’s all mahogany desks, rowing crews, glasses of sherry and legal loopholes in Ian Flitcroft’s The Reluctant Cannibals, the story of a secret gastronomic society at St Jerome’s college, Oxford.
“The unusual parts of normal animals and the normal parts of unusual animals had left him wondering whether it was such a good idea to offer ice cream as a dessert.” Continue reading