Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Food Wednesday - April 4, 2012

What could it be? Perhaps is one of those swanky oils with a corn cob...but then again maybe not.

Find out what it is after the jump.

If you guessed cobra wine from Vietnam, you definitely know your exotic alcohols!

(From Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol. The drink was first recorded to have been consumed in China during the Western Zhou dynasty and considered an important curative and believed to reinvigorate a person according to Traditional Chinese medicine. It can be found in China, Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia.
The snakes, preferably venomous ones, are not usually preserved for their meat but to have their "essence" and snake venom dissolved in the liquor. However, the snake venom is denatured by the ethanol; its proteins are unfolded and therefore inactive.

For the real, die-hard, heavy metal, head banging alcoholics of the world, they even manufacture a variety complete with a scorpion.  If you want the feeling of "having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick," make sure to try this exotic elixir; their not renown for using high-quality alcohol in this concoction.

Eat good food.  Drink good beer.  And above all, stay classy (and Don't Panic)!

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