Huitlacoche, or corn smut, is a Mexican delicacy grown with fungus (Credit: Marvin Dembinsky Photo Associates/Alamy)
Balut is a boiled duck embryo seasoned with salt or vinegar, chilies and onions (Credit: suraark/Getty)
The false morel mushroom contains a highly toxic chemical (Credit: imageBROKER/Alamy)
Opinions on British Marmite vary so widely that even the company that produces it has adopted “Love it or Hate it” as a slogan. The concentrated brewers’ yeast has a strong, salty, umami taste, loved by some (Australia and New Zealand have their own beloved versions) and loathed by others (Denmark briefly banned the savoury spread in 2011).
5 July 2016