Funky Food Friday: Weird-Food.com

Every week we try to write something on the weird side of food and I came cross a virtual treasure trove of foodie weirdness here today.  In fact, I think it may be where Andrew Zimmern goes for show research.   Check out www.weird-food.com if you have some time to kill.   It’s a site that is gaining rapidly in popularity and traffic that features user generated content on all aspects of foodie weirdness.   Want a glossary of edible bugs from around the world?  It’s in there.

One thing I also really liked is that their search box allows you to search by the food item or  country – so if you are say – headed to Thailand and want to engage in some “weirdfoodiness”  you can find out what type of fun bugs, reptiles and mammals you may be able to find at the local market or streetfood card.

It’s a fun and goofy site that would no doubt make the squeamish squirm – but I live for that kind of thing.

So, if you want to learn a bit about weird foods and their place in cultures all around the world, Weird-Food.com is a fun place to start your research or kill some spare time that clearly I have too much of.

Happy Funky Food Friday!

Your Body is NOT a Temple. . . it’s a Playground

Great question… when I picked this domain up a couple of months ago on a domain auction for $5, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it.

The answer became pretty clear as I chatted with my partners in crime Joel and Karen.

We’re passionate about food. Gourmet food, fair food, home cooked food, food porn, desserts… bottom line is, we like darn near all of it, or at least are willing to try it once.

My favorite TV shows are “Foodie” shows like Top Chef, No Reservations, A Cook’s Tour and Bizarre Foods. I totally aspire to be an insane culinary adventurer like Bourdain or Zimmern. In fact, I think I will govern my culinary exploration and writing here with the acronym “WWTD” which of course represents, What Would Tony Do?

I’ve learned a lot about food and had my eyes opened to a lot of things by Anthony Bourdain through his awesome books Kitchen Confidential, A Cook’s Tour, No Reservations and The Nasty Bits. It’s about experiencing what you are passionate about and enjoying it as much as you can. Not being afraid to try something weird if it seems like it might be good (heck… if it’s just well seasoned and not proven poisonous, it might work for me.

Stick around for all kinds of foodie experiences – we’ll do the high brow, the low brow and everthing in between.

Bon Appetite