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Delicious things that smell: camembert, truffles, casumarzu ….

Delicious things that smell: camembert, truffles, casumarzu ….

Some things, even though very tasty, have a terrible odour, but some are actually foul, here is the list of the most disgusting

 

surstromming sandwich

surstromming sandwich

Read for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

I got this idea from a fun article by Carlotta Girola on Dissapore where she describes the food that are delicious to the palate but nauseating to the nose. Here list of the 5+1 of the most terrible includes: camembert de Normandie, white truffles (smells of gas), coke cabbage, foie gras which reminds her of cat food  and e surströmming, canned herring at length fermented which maybe only the Swedes can actually eat. To these she adds, hors concours, the Puzzone di Moena a cheese which suitably meets its name (smelly)

puzzone di Moena

puzzone di Moena

 

Starting from this first list i have continued to investigate among disgusting smells destined to the table and I have found some really impressive ones, such as kiviaq fromGreenland. This is sea-lion stuffed with small sea birds which are inserted raw with their feathers and left to decompose for three months. When the sea-lion skin is opened the smell is atrocious.

 

centenarian eggs

centenarian eggs

Centenarian eggs are among the 8 most smelly foods in the world indicated by Condé Nast Traveller the travellers bible. As well as the Japanese Natto, fermented soy usually served at breakfast able to ruin ones whole day because of the smell of rotten and dirty feet.

In 2011 the authorities inQuebec–GourmetStatein  Canada– prohibited cooking of smelly foods. What they did wrong though was to impose it only on immigrants whereas it should have been a general rule. Awful smells are in fact among the worst things around.