By now you will have cottoned on to the fact that I like to report on the weird and unusual. Well, the following report is no different!
Every September teams of chefs cooked up bull, boar, stallion, camel and kangaroo in a remote Serbian mountain village in the annual World Testicle Cooking Championship...not to be confused with the Cumbrian ‘Nuts in May’ annual music festival.
Testicles are referred to as “white kidneys” in Serbian, due to the belief they are rich in testosterone. No doubt a boost to Balkan libido. Serbian chef and festival organiser, Ljubomir Erovic, is also the testicles gourmand specialist who has published a testicle cookery book.
Bulls’ testicles are particularly delicious, which are stirred a metal pot heated by a wood fire and filled with vegetables. Other dishes include testicle pizza, testicle goulash, testicle moussaka and testicles in béchamel sauce flavoured with a variety of herbs found in the region. There is wine, beer and folk music to aid digestion. However, if balls are not to your liking, stalls sell roasted pig or lamb. Do you know what, I had no idea that testicles were so versatile! The next time I get a job, I’ll put some in my lunch box!