Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies
From the Publisher:
This follow-up to In Bad Taste goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone journeys into remote regions in search of shark-fin soup, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, seal-flipper pie, and other amazing things human beings are willing to eat to sustain themselves. His investigations lead to fundamental questions: Why do people eat this food, and what makes it a delicacy? Is it a delicacy simply because it is rare or odd? Why is it so expensive? Is it truly quantifiably different or better than their more conventional varieties?