Weird Menu Items

Scorpions on a stick. Photo by Joshua Shinavier.

Recently, we had a lively discussion with our Facebook fans on a topic that’s so juicy, we’re not done with it! The question we posed: What’s the strangest food you’ve ever seen on a restaurant menu? (more…)

Posted by on December 27th, 2011

Photo Credit to Hexodus

Corn smut is a disease of maize caused by the pathogenic plant fungus Ustilago maydis. Known in Latin America as huitlacoche, it is eaten, usually as a filling in quesadillas and other tortilla-based foods.    Whether referred to as “corn smut” or “huitalacoche”, this food may not necessarily inspire one’s appetite. However, just like mushrooms which is also a fungus, this corn smut has an earthy and sometimes smoky flavor profile that may be more appealing than you think.  Huitalacoche is still an unknown food to many, so let’s learn a little more about it. (more…)

Posted by on June 1st, 2010

Dave Jensen

Dave Jensen
Craft Beer

David R. Chan

David R. Chan
Chinese Restaurant

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich
Fast Food

Justin Chen

Justin Chen
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John Li
Menuism Co-Founder

Kim Kohatsu

Kim Kohatsu
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