As the host apparently intends, I’ve been learning something about myself, about other cultures and about cooking, watching the “Bizarre Foods” series.
To be honest, I haven’t made any great discoveries for my own kitchen, and one thing I tried was so disgusting I can still taste it weeks later. (And I bought it fresh, at an expensive store.)
That all aside, I’ve been making no progress understanding how other cultures get away with intentionally leaving food out to spoil. Yesterday I saw a dish with spoiled rice and spoiled fish.
Wait a minute! What do I have a refrigerator for, if spoiled rice isn’t a health hazard? Why all the USDA warnings/labels/hand-flapping about proper meat storage, if folks in Thailand (in a very expensive restaurant, mind you!) leave pork sitting outside in the sun for three days to ferment?