Eat Up — And Don't Forget the Palate Cleansers Food scientist Massimo Marcone travels the world's remotest corners to investigate bizarre food "delicacies": cheese infested with squirming maggots, coffee brewed from coffee beans extracted from the feces of a cat-like creature, and so on. Marconi's new book is In Bad Taste? The Adventures and Science Behind Food Delicacies.

Eat Up — And Don't Forget the Palate Cleansers

Eat Up — And Don't Forget the Palate Cleansers

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Food scientist Massimo Marcone travels the world's remotest corners to investigate bizarre food "delicacies" — cheese infested with squirming maggots, coffee brewed from coffee beans extracted from the feces of a cat-like creature, salad oil made from nuts excreted by goats, and so on.

Marcone teaches food science at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. His new book is In Bad Taste? The Adventures and Science Behind Food Delicacies

In Bad Taste?
The Adventures and Science Behind Food Delicacies
By Massimo Francesco Marcone, Jay Ingram

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