Helen Otway's 1001 Gruesome Facts: The Gross, the Ghoulish and the PDF

By Helen Otway

ISBN-10: 0572033958

ISBN-13: 9780572033958

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Everyone was quite happy with red, thank you, and the impostor sauces were discontinued. The realistic-looking macabre items were made out of bread by art student Kittiwat Unarrom. In traditional Italian cooking, a piece of sharpened horse’s leg bone called a spinto is used to test whether a ham is cooked. Cow’s milk contains tiny amounts of pus and blood cells. If you’re lucky, you might get some traces of antibiotics too. The death cap is one of the world’s most toxic mushrooms. Because it looks similar to edible mushrooms, it accounts for 50 per cent of all mushroom-poisoning cases.

The grain used to make the flour was affected by ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus. They were later hanged for doing so. qxd 12/6/07 9:38 am Page 54 54 1001 Gruesome Facts Popular British bar snack pork scratchings are bits of deep fried pig skin… some with hair still attached. Gelatine (also known as E441) is made by boiling up animal skin, cartilage and bone for hours on end. It is added to a range of foods such as gummy sweets and jelly. New York Times journalist William Buehler Seabrook obtained a chunk of fresh human meat from a hospital so that he could cook and eat it for research.

Gruesome Food Facts Death Row prisoner Kenny Richey wrote his own cookbook based on his prison experiences. His Death Row Recipes book includes a fish toastie that is warmed up on a radiator. The illegal meat that was allegedly destined for human consumption included decomposing lambs’ brains, goat carcasses, gizzards and cows’ feet. The Papuan Korowai tribe practised cannibalism until around 1990. Can you guess what honey ants taste like? For a tasty bush tucker snack, just track down a nest, take an ant by the head and munch its sweet body.

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