We all have our food faves: tacos, pizza or a cheeseburger with fries are standard classics. But what if you want to be more adventurous in your culinary outings? Here are some cool food festivals from around the world that will surely get you off the boring food couch. Eat up!
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika, New Zealand
What’s on the grill? Seagull eggs and possum cutlets. Not your style? Try some Huhu beetle grubs for instant protein. The most “familiar” treats you’ll find at this food fest are frog legs or escargot. Maybe grab some shrimp off the barbie before you peruse the pickings here.
The Onion Market, Bern, Switzerland
Whether you like them fried into crunchy rounds, sautéed into carmelized gobs of goodness or shaved thinly and left raw atop a mixed green salad, onions are king at the annual onion lovers fest in Bern. Every fourth Monday in November at 5 a.m., onion soup and onion tarts start a-cookin’. Garlic-lovers are equally welcome. Mints are optional.