TheGuyNextDoor saidMy other half is a Lebo, so I eat all kinds of good for you, odd things, and interesting combos. Lebanese food in general is full or quality ingredients. I never tire of it. Think, Hummus, Dips, Lamb, Spices, Pita, Pistachios, Olive Oil, GARLIC, Red Onions, Feta, passionate flavors.
I am, too, and it is funny to me how weird people in our small town thought our food was and how hard it was to get "our stuff" as a kid.
Now you can find four flavors of hummus in a convenience store.
The weirdest and least appetizing food I ever experienced was in Iceland. Although I didn't try it, one of their "Delicacies" is called hakarl
, which is slabs of shark meat that have been buried in the sand and allowed to ferment.
We were served giant translucent seabird eggs, soft-boiled and served cold with hard dark bread, and lamb which had been ground and boiled to the consistency and appearance of a giant pencil eraser.
My dad and I were describing this to friends of his on a bus going into NYC a few years ago, and when we got off a young guy stopped me and said he overheard us and he is Icelandic. I was a little embarrassed because we maybe insulted his culture, and surprised because you rarely encounter Icelanders in this part of the country, but he was cool about it and we're Facebook friends now.