This was the Czech Republic, and based on the meals I had seen, I guessed it was pork. My Czech not yet functioning, I asked for a translation. "Oh, that is very difficult," said the host. I decided it was peanut butter, and left it at that.
Since then, I have kept an eye out for the exotic, odd or gimmicky ice cream flavor -- often so blurred with sugar and cream as to be unrecognizable, always trying a little too hard. There's foie gras ice cream from France. Soy sauce or charcoal (pictured) ice cream from Japan. Beer-flavored ice cream from Newcastle. If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, check out this list of 101 scary ice cream flavors from around the world, including ox tail, chicken wing, cactus, raw horseflesh and pit viper.
But enough of that. In the spirit of ice cream month, tell us: What's the strangest ice cream you've ever eaten?
(Images: Japanese Ice Cream )
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com