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Odd Eats: Nattō

by Valerie August 31, 2011
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Folks, it's time for another edition of Odd Eats and this time, I'm taking it personally. That is, this time we're trying a Japanese dish and I'm half-Japanese so I better like it. Nattō is a popular Japanese food consisting of fermented soy beans. Its origins date back hundreds if not thousands of years and […]

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Odd Eats: Durian, Forbidden Fruit

by Valerie June 17, 2011
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Well, our last Odd Eats experience with ambergris might have been distinct smelling but at least it was subtle. This week's Odd Eats is everything but! Durian is one of the naturally strongest smelling fruits I've ever come across. And apparently I'm not the only one who feels that way. In Singapore, it is actually […]

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Odd Eats: Ambergris, A New Dimension Of Flavor

by Karen April 26, 2011
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Ambergris.  Sounds whimsical, like an beautiful flower or a rare gemstone. In actuality, it’s whale poop. Well, sort of. Ambergris is a waxy solid substance that is produced in the digestive system of sperm whales and protects the digestive track from sharp items ingested like squid beaks. Freshly regurgitated or excreted ambergris supposedly smells horrific […]

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