Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Food Wednesday: July 13, 2011

Peanuts with caramel sauce? Raisins with toffee? The latest flavor of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's?

It's the common Japanese breakfast food Natto or as we would say in English, Rotten Soybeans!  Made from soybeans that have been treated with the bacteria Bacillus subtilis, this odd food has the bouquet of strongly aged cheese with a slightly nutty and savory taste. 

Drink good beer. Eat good food. And above all, stay classy!


  1. Mmm...bacteria in my yogurt I'm accustomed to, but I'm highly suspicious of this featured "delicacy" =oP

    1. @V: I know it's kind of frightening... but I can't "knock it" just yet. So many things are improved by the inclusion of bacteria; cheese, salami, prosciutto, pancetta, wine, bread, and of course beer! One day, I'll try it and let everyone know the verdict. Thanks for writing!

  2. mmmh maybe more yeast rather than bacteria :P


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