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Andrew Zimmern dishes 'Bizarre Foods' with Queen Latifah: Fried squirrels

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Andrew Zimmern has become famous for his adventurous spirit and dare-devil diet on the Travel Channel’s "Bizarre Foods America." He visited Queen Latifah's talk show on March 26 to dish the delights of foods such as chicken-fried squirrels and pig's blood pudding.

Joined by Dominic Monaghan (“Lord of the Rings”), Andrew and Queen Latifah experimented with different dishes and talked about the merits of experimenting with foods that are highly regarded in other cultures. He's also authored several books about his adventures, including "Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater's Digest" (click for details) and "Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage."

One of the dishes praised by Dominic (and choked down by Queen Latifah) was extremely spicy. It's a Hunan-style dish called Hot on Hot. The mere notion of chicken-fried squirrel made Queen Latifah squirm. But she did take a bite of what Andrew described as chocolate pudding - and only then did he inform her that it was Chocolate Blood Pudding made of (gulp) pig’s blood mixed with sugar, cream, cocoa powder and gelatin. (She quickly sucked on a wedge of lime.)

But as Andrew pointed out, these seemingly odd foods are eccentric only to our culture. He explained that he's using "food as a lens" to explore and showcase different cultures.

Food for thought: Andrew is also spotlighting the virtues of the environmentally friendly, healthy "eat local" movement. By choosing food native to your location and habitat, wherever you are, you're limiting the amount of processing needed and transportation.

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