At the beginning of November, a pop-up exhibition of disgusting dishes from all around the world, called The Disgusting Food Museum, was opened in Malmö, Sweden. Why is it so tempting that people are queuing to see the exhibition?
Food, it's not just a sustenance. We are completely fascinated by exotic food from other cultures. We are drawn to unfamiliar meals, we go to restaurants to try foreign dishes, we try to cook untested delicacies with exotic ingredients, we enjoy local cuisine when we are abroad.
Some dishes are very tasty and some we find inedible. We even look at some food with disgust, because it disagrees with our culture and knowledge. The Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and change their ideas about what is and what isn’t edible. The goal is to analyse why we don’t like some things. Will you go for it?
Why should I smell the world’s smelliest cheese?
This is what intrigued me the most. It’s called Su Callu Sardu and it's cheese made from a young goat. It is also called Sardinian Viagra, and it is said to taste like gasoline and ammonia mixed with wax. And that's not all!
What should I find interesting about a chopped-off bull’s penis displayed here as food? Why should I eat fried tarantulas and drink Chinese wine from newly born mice? I have already tasted nattó, fermented soy beans, and I'm not going to do it again. Not to mention the foul-smelling and tasting tropical fruit durian. Still, people are pouring in to see the exhibition!
Disgusting Food Museum shows 80 most disgusting foods in the world.
The courageous ones will appreciate the opportunity to taste some of the famous dishes, enjoy a crunchy guinea pig or try sweets made from chemical cleansers. A real dream experience, don’t you think?
The exhibition takes place in the Swedish city of Malmö until January 27, 2019 in Slagthuset, just 3 minutes on foot from its main station. So, in case you want to taste something new when travelling in Sweden, go and visit this exhibition.