Bruce Parry journeys to the far north
of Greenland, home to the last
traditional Inuit hunters.
Bruce experiences the realities of
life - and death - on a seal hunt, and
learns how climate change is
threatening their ancient way of life.
But while global warming is causing
problems for the hunters, it is
providing others with new
opportunities. As the vast Greenland
ice sheet melts, new mineral riches
are being revealed. Bruce works with a
mining team who are about to strike it
big. Greenland is changing fast - but
will there still be a place for
hunters in the Arctic of the
I think we are probably a lot more sqeemish about what we eat compared to our distant ancestors :)
As well as eyeballs are there any similar strange foods that you have had the opportunity to taste? What were they like to eat?
Things like this are why I'm glad I'm alive in this day and age. I don't HAVE to eat the funky stuff. Squeamish? Maybe, but day by day in every way, I'm glad I can eat steaks and not have to eat eyeballs and internals...
Andrew Zimmern hasn't got anything on me.I've made it through (and enjoyed) foods he couldn't stomach. Durian fruit is delicious,it tastes like fruity ice cream.Thousand year old eggs I didn't dig so much.Right now I'm experimenting with hog stomach,lotus roots, and jellyfish(not in the same dish).Eyeballs..meh.I'd try it,but heard it tastes exactly like it what it looks like it tastes like.However,the great thing about random animal bits you aren't sure of:You can always make yummy sausage :)
one of the most awesome things I ever had was white fungus and lotus seed soup at a Chinese restaurant in Dubai. It looked very odd and other worldly, and gelatinous. but it was tasty.
if the opportunity arose I would, but I doubt I would make a regular habit of it.
I've had all sort of eyeballs. They're nothing special, it's sort of like popping a pimple in your mouth, not the best eating experience ever - they don't really have much flavour... And then there is this chalky bit in the middle that's really bitter and sets the whole thing off. But basically... You know the cartilage bits on the end of chicken drumsticks? Basically the same thing minus the occular goop.