Come visit me at Long Awkward Pause as I try maggot cheese…enough said.
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Ed Ames unlocks the studio door for me, as I enter the dimly lit corridor.
“Shhhh!” he says. “Remember, we are not suppose to be here.”
“I know,” I mouth back.
I am at a secret location which is an old movie and TV set. We continue down the hall until we reach the aging wooden stage. On the stage sits a lone card table with several glass bowls. We head up the three rickety stairs and towards the table. A single light shines down and highlights the bowls.
Ed points to them one by one and tells me whats in them, “Dish one: Balut, which is underdeveloped duck fetus in an egg….Dish two: Beetle larva…and dish three: casu marzu, or maggot cheese.”
“And these are all safe to eat?” I ask a little hesitantly.
Ed smiles, “Yes, of course. That’s my job, to research the most bizarre and grossest…
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