Cow udder, corn smut, fish sperm, sea worm, live octopus—these wouldn't appear on most people's dining tables, but somewhere out there, someone is eating these foods.
Extreme Cuisine, the new book from Eddie Lin of extreme food blog Deep End Dining, profiles these and over 50 other delicacies from around the world, ranging from the "not scary, just fat-tastic" Bacon Explosion, to the beloved Marmite/Vegemite spread, to the sadistic dojo tofu. I found a few foods in this book that I genuinely enjoy (mm, sweetbreads), but plenty of others that make me feel squeamish (I'm sorry; I just can't do witchetty grub).
Thanks to the good folks at Lonely Planet, we have five (5) copies of to give away. All you have to do to enter is tell us the most extreme food you've eaten (or want to eat).
Contest will end and comments will close at 3 p.m. ET, Monday, November 16, 2009. One entry per community member. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.