Monday, January 12, 2009

No Reservations, No Hesitation

Anthony Bourdain's popular Travel Channel series "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (a concept born of Fear Factor-style gag-reflex-triggering gross-outs) hit Detroit last week to film material for this season's episodes, and while it will probably be several weeks before any of the Detroit footage airs, I simply must wonder what shock-value food item indigenous to the Detroit area was the reason for the high-profile visit.

I've got an answer: blood sausage.

Thank the Polacks in Ham-town for kiszka, or blood sausage, made with a mixture of pig's blood and buckwheat porridge stuffed inside pig's intestine.

Mmmm-mmm. Now that's good eatin'.

At least it got someone to travel to Detroit...