Posted on May 18, 2021 35
Perhaps one of the most unusual museums in the world opened on October 31, 2018, in the Swedish city of Malmö. It is called the Museum of Disgusting Food. It is currently the only museum of its kind, and it would be more correct to call it not a museum, but an exhibition, as it will be open for only three months, from the end of October until the end of January next year.
The organizer of the museum, Samuel West, said that the exhibits would include only those dishes and products, which not everyone would risk to try to most people do not develop an appetite, but the opposite. But, Samuel West believes that this exhibition can change people’s attitude to unusual food and draw public attention to a big problem - the lack of food in the world.
The exhibits of this exhibition will be real, so visitors will be able not only to appreciate their appearance but also to taste some of them. According to the Disgusting Food Museum website, “eating together is the best way to turn strangers into friends”.
The exhibits are in medical flasks to preserve not only their appearance but also their smell. The cost of an adult ticket is 20 euros, children are admitted for free.
And what is on offer to visitors of such an unusual exhibition? The organizers have carefully studied the cuisines of various peoples of the world and selected about 80 dishes. As you can see, the menu is quite diverse, there is an opportunity to appreciate the “delicacies” of different countries and peoples. The exhibits will change regularly, so the quality is guaranteed.
Coffee lovers are offered an unusual variety of this drink - kopi luwak. The price per kilo is impressive, but even more impressive is the way of production. The ripe fruits of the coffee tree are fed to the mustangs, then their droppings are picked and the coffee beans are dried. The taste of coffee, according to gourmets, is excellent. And demand exceeds supply, as only a few hundred kilograms are produced per year.
According to the data of World Health Organization, the significant part of the population of our planet has a deficit of iron. In South Africa, for example, this problem is solved with the help of mopane caterpillars, which are an excellent source of iron and protein and fats.
Connoisseurs of European cuisine will appreciate the taste of cheese called cassu martsu, which is produced on the island of Sardinia. It is literally crawling with cheese fly larvae. Some people remove them before eating, while others prefer to eat them together with the larvae.
Guinea pigs are unpretentious and reproduce quickly. Therefore, in Peru they have been bred since ancient times to roast and eat. And on the island of Guam, wings are used for the same purpose - mammals from the order of the man-wings.
Naturally, the Swedes could not ignore their national dish - surströmming - fermented herring with an incredibly pungent smell. They produced it in Sweden back in the 16th century, and not for the good of life. During the war with the German city of Lübeck, salt has become a scarcity. It had to be saved. So the fish was not salted, but fermented.
This is not the full range of the Museum of Disgusting Food. Those who want to see and taste unusual dishes from all over the world, collected in one place, need to hurry, because time is running out before closing time.
You can visit the unusual museum at Carlsgatan 12, 211 20 Malmö, Sweden