Are you really gonna eat that foie gras and durian? It's lip-smacking for some, loathsome for others. What about you?
There's nothing like a controversial food to split marriages and divide nations.
One person's dog steak is another's foie gras. And one person's foie gras is another's durian.
Whether it's about belief systems and principles, or simply what makes your tongue twist and your stomach flip, we want to know: what foods would you never eat?
dates to the ancient Romans -- dogs have provided both friendship and nutritional sustenance to humans throughout history.
Chinese and Vietnamese are the most active dog eaters today. While dog meat enjoys a following in South Korea as well, it's not technically legal there, although enforcement is loose.
Most Western countries see dog-eating as barbaric, but some rural cantons in Switzerland are known to enjoy pooches on plates.
Why dog meat is loved: Hindus see cows as holy, nomads see horses as friends, vegetarians feel for all animals -- the line between livestock and pets is very fine and very culturally specific. So who's to say that dog eaters are barbaric?
Dog meat is also believed to have medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine, and fans say eating it makes them feel invincible.
Why dog meat is hated: It's hard to imagine slaughtering your own childhood playmate and serving it at the dining table.
Balut is a fertilized duck or chicken embryo with the fetus half-formed and still in the shell.
Simply cooked by boiling, balut is a delicacy in the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. To eat it, peel away a bit of the shell and sip the broth embracing the embryo. Then peel away the rest of the shell and eat with preferred seasonings.
Why balut is loved: It is seen as an aphrodisiac. We are not sure whether it works biologically but as least guys can show off their manliness when gorging on the fetus.
Why balut is hated: If the crunching sound of the brittle bones is not revolting enough, how about a few newly grown feathers that occasionally come with the curled-up chicken fetus?