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Fried Rattlesnake and 9 Other Strange American Foods


(Photo: Alice Echo News Journal)

If you're preparing to visit the United States for the first time, you might want to read up on traditional American cuisine. You can probably find some burger joints scattered throughout the country to keep you fed. But to experience true American food, you should get away from the tourist areas and eat like the natives.

When on Earth has a helpful guide to 10 American foods. They are commonplace in American restaurants and supermarkets, but foreigners often think of them as strange. Try them! You'll enjoy fried rattlesnake, bull testicles, pickled pigs' feet, and akutaq, which is a Native Alaskan dessert consisting of polar bear fat, seal oil, snow, and berries. Dig in!

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I also have tried snake. It's tasty enough (reminiscent of somewhat overcooked frog legs) but I agree, too much bone, not enough meat. Maybe if it were bigger; pythons are a real problem in Florida... I sense a real opportunity here.
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Been an American for all my life (so far), and I've never had any of these 'foods'. Except the rattlesnake. Tried it at a fair in Oklahoma about 15 years ago, but never saw it since.
That bear looks like barbecue brisket. I'd try it.
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