Thursday, February 23, 2012


You may go watch this extravaganza of geekiness if you promise to come back for my new post in praise of my new hero. I tried to incorporate this wonderfulness in the post, but it didn't fit. So come back. Soon. 

The Supersizers go to ancient Rome….warning: they eat guts, vomit, and enjoy garum. Don’t say I didn’t warn you; it rocks.

Part I:

Part II:

…and Part III:

Lovely. Just lovely.

Now I know that one takes out the sting of a jellyfish with salt in order to serve it for a banquet. And how to barf with a help of a feather wiggled in my throat by a slave to aid in the ingestion of additional courses.

And garum? The Romans’ favorite condiment? You don’t even want to know. Oh – wait – you DO? Take oily fish guts, salt them, deposit them in a huge pot and let them sit for truly questionable periods of time, then apply liberally on every dish served on the Roman table. The host of the aforementioned video described it as “apple sauce in which a goldfish had died.” I mentioned “lovely,” yes?

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