The Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden is a house full of disgusting food, which contains around 80 different food items from around the world. The disgust level is so high, that just by hearing the content of the dishes, you might puke. But their idea and reason will fascinate you. As according to the Museum curators the food is much more than sustenance and different food from different cultures have always fascinated all of us. While cultural differences often separate us and create boundaries. Therefore food is that source of connection, which brings people together and sharing food with the people is the best way to turn strangers into friends and all they want is to break those barriers.
Knowing the importance of food, the museum creators have come up with an idea to make people acquainted with the disgusting food, as an evolutionary function of disgust is to help avoid disease and unsafe food. Whereas what looks yummy, might not be good for your health and what looks disgusting can't be always disgusting.
Therefore disgusting museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and motivates you to challenge your own notions regarding the food choices and habits we have.
What is edible and what is not is we have created that preconceived notions in our minds, all we have to do is to get in touch with environmentally friendly habits and the question is whether we will be able to have that disgusting food ever in our lives or just mere sight will disgust our souls or even might kill our taste buds for forever.
The Disgusting Food Museum, Sweden has food from around the world and this one from China, the rice wine, infused with dead baby mice will give you goosebumps but it's used as a health tonic rather than an evening drink with dinner. Mongolian bloody Mary, made with pickled sheep eyeballs and tomato juice is another in the list. Not just that Guinea Pigs, which are also kept at as pets in some countries are a delicacy in Ecuador and Peru. They are cooked or baked without any chopping, with their claws and teeth attached.
You will be surprised to know in Asian countries, including Guam, Thailand, and Indonesia they love to have this delicacy known as Fruit bats cooking of bats, which smells like urine when being cooked, but they say the resulting meat is sweet.
So make up your mind to visit Disgusting food museum, and see what impact it creates on your mind, after visiting. How your point-of-view changes regarding edible and non-edible and will you able to have that food?