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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

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What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


5 Foods From Around The Globe That Freak Out Most Americans | The Lakeside Collection

5 Foods From Around The Globe That Freak Out Most Americans

Squid on grill

Every country in the world has local foods that just don't make sense to tourists and travelers, but there are several dishes that are universally unappealing to most cultures outside the ones that treat their local dishes like delicacies. The truth is that more than a few of these taboo foods are nightmares for most Americans who aren't accustomed to local tastes and customs. Take a trip to every corner of the globe and learn about these five foods that are likely to freak you out.


  • Fried Bats, Indonesia

    Except for the occasional vampire story or an unfortunate trip into an old attic, Americans rarely think about bats until Halloween. Even when we do think about bats they're never fried up on a plate or mixed into a bowl of soup. However, in many parts of the Pacific Rim and Asia, bats are a somewhat common source of protein. Known in some places as the "chicken of the cave," it's usually fried, grilled or added to stews. Some places in Guam even consider fruit bats a delicacy.

  • Escamoles, Mexico

    The name alone sounds appetizing, but this Central Mexico delicacy is less tasty in translation. Escamoles are ant larvae, harvested from maguey plants. Usually fried up with butter and served in salads or tortillas, they're known to have something like a nutty taste. The dish dates back to the Aztecs, and is just one of several insect-related dishes popular in Mexico. Americans should note that nearly every culture in the world outside the Western sphere has insects on the menu.

  • Hákarl, Iceland

    There are many countries around the world that eat shark, but nobody does it quite like Iceland. An Icelandic national dish, hákarl is fermented and hung out to dry for up to five months at a time to bring out the best flavor. Usually made from Greenland sharks or sleeper sharks, the meat is fully decayed and cured to remove poisonous toxins from the skin to make it edible. The smell is supposedly unbearable to first-timer eaters, who are encouraged to eat it with a shot of alcohol.


Food served on plates

Tarantulas, Cambodia

Escamoles might tempt Americans in search of an adventurous meal, but it would take a very outgoing person to try what's cooked up in countries like Cambodia and Venezuela. Fried spiders are considered a delicacy in regions of Cambodia. They're a popular market snack and a common destination for tourists. The type of spiders foraged in Cambodia are big enough to be considered remote-controlled tarantulas, and are also foraged in Venezuela. Surprisingly, the protein-packed snack is said to taste like chicken, though tourists don't recommend eating the gooey abdomen.

Delicacy moldy cheese

Casu Marzu, Italy

Food-loving travelers know there can be some high-priced penalties for not declaring products to customs upon returning to America, but they'd have a hard time tracking down this illegal Italian treat. Exclusive to Sardinia and parts of Corsica, casu marzu goes to the extreme in the fermentation process. The cheese is left outside to encourage cheese flies to lay eggs inside. The hatched larvae eat the cheese, breaking down fats to give it a unique texture. The cheese is safest to eat when the maggots are alive, though many have methods for killing them before indulging.


Made Just for Americans

There are plenty of foods from America that freak out people from other parts of the globe. Most Americans would find it hard to believe that many people outside the United States are repulsed by the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Root beer is another American classic that can baffle visitors. The mixture of common ingredients brings to mind the taste of medicines like cough syrup in palates around the world. Other unappetizing foods are things most Americans won't even put in pet food bowls, let alone eat, such as Rocky Mountain oysters and fried rattlesnake.


Every culture in the world has a handful of foods that almost everybody else finds unappealing, but if you're an open-minded eater, you might find your new favorite food in an unlikely place. You don't have to go halfway around the world to experience a new dish. Cook up some of your favorites to put these spooky dishes out of your mind with supplies from The Lakeside Collection.


 
 

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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

Your Chrome browser requires you to install an RSS Reader first. If you have a reader installed already and wish to subscribe, please click the "Continue" button below.

If you do not already have a reader installed, please click the "Cancel" button to close this modal. Then, you will need to find and install an RSS Reader for your Chrome browser before you can subscribe. You can find an RSS reader for the Chrome browser by searching the Chrome Web Store.

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.

How to Subscribe to the RSS feed on a mobile device or tablet

Most mobile browsers do not support RSS. However, if your browser does support RSS and you wish to subscribe, please click the "Continue" button.

Otherwise, click the "Cancel" button and choose one of these options:

  • You may subscribe by using an RSS Reader app. Please install an app and follow the directions to subscribe to this page.
  • iOS devices may also subscribe through Bookmarks in your Safari browser
    • Tap on the Bookmarks icon in your Safari browser
    • Tap on @ at the Shared Links tab
    • Tap on Subscriptions
    • Tap on Add Current Site
    • Tap on done

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


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