Part of the allure of travel is to sample the cuisine of other cultures.
Except when they involve barbecuing an animal that a short time earlier sported a name, such as Fido.
Another exception for me would be when the meal consists of pieces and parts of the anatomy that are used for higher thinking, licking, or procreation.
But maybe that’s just me.
With my fascination of fanciful and sometimes faraway foods, I was aroused when I found something called a slaw dog, one day while innocently pursuing the Internet, where everyone knows, one click leads to another.
Some states take the slaw dog very seriously, to the point they even undertake mapping projects to quantify whatever it is you would want to know in regard to this sometimes popular meat-like menu item.
Just in the last month or so I have seen two variations in just one city: the slaw burger and slaw pulled pork sandwich.
There are no lack of references (well, at least a third of a million Google hits) to slaw dogs, and their ingredients, in various versions.
Some maybe just a little over the top.
Including some women who may end up losing theirs–top, that is–when they play games in the coleslaw, that is obviously the topping component of the slaw dog.
(READER CAUTION: the pictures in that last link contain women in unnatural positions doing things with coleslaw never intended by Martha Stewart.)
Of course, slaw dogs are by no means the only unusual food item you might encounter while traveling the planet.
Far, far from it.
So, what is the weirdest food that you have actually eaten and where was it consumed?
Did it kill you (or make you feel as if you wish it did)???