Hungry? The Disgusting Food Museum comes to Los Angeles

Disgusting Food Museum
Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 16:03:08-05

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Disgusting Food Museum, featuring the most provocative foods from around the world, is opening its doors in Los Angeles for visitors to see, smell, and even taste international foods.

The Disgusting Food Museum is not just an exhibit, but a celebration of food from around the world highlighting how different cultures may or may not view certain things as disgusting, according to a statement from the museum.

Exhibited at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, The Disgusting Food Museum welcomes visitors to enjoy a culinary journey beginning Dec. 9 through Feb. 17, 2019.

The Disgusting Food Museum will introduce its visitors to worldwide delicacies from 80 diverse food exhibits, including frog smoothies from Peru Maggot cheese from Sardinia, the notoriously smelly fruit, the Durian, from Thailand, the infamous putrid sea herring dish from Sweden Mouse Wine, and drowned baby mice in rice wine from China.

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Foodies, travelers, and the just plain curious can explore unfamiliar food creations, smell face-cringing aromas and try select samples at the grand finale tasting bar. Amazing and bizarre Instagramable moments are endless at the internationally known museum.

First displayed in Sweden, the exotic collection of foods was conceived and curated by psychologist, Dr. Samuel West, well-known as "Dr. Failure" after the runaway success of his Museum of Failure. West wanted to create an exhibit focused on exploring the shared human experience of disgust and expand the discussion of more environmentally sustainable proteins of the future such as insects and lab-grown meats.

"The museum aims to change our view of what is disgusting or not and expose our minds to what is known as normal in other cultures," says West.