The Disgusting Food Museum opens today in Malmö. Until the 27th of January, you'll have the chance to see "80 of the world’s most disgusting foods,” including roasted guinea pigs from Peru (cuy), maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia (casu marzu), and fermented herring from Sweden (surstömming), at the Slagthuset MMX just behind Malmö Central station.
Creators of the Disgusting Food Museum didn't set out to leave their guests gagging. Instead, their mission is to present foods consumed from around the world, and demonstrate that what one person may find gross is another's idea of delicious.
"Disgust is cultural," said museum director Andreas Ahrens. "We like the foods we have grown up with [...] Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food, and challenge their notions of what is and isn't edible."
“Seeing your own foods on display right next to some rotting fish that someone else thinks is a delicacy will challenge your own ideas of what is disgusting,” he tells the BBC.
Also on display at the museum is balut, a developed duck embryo, commonly eaten in the Philippines and a favorite of Ahrens, and Icelandic shark, which curator Samuel West described as smelling like a mixture of "death and ammonia."
Read all the info and know how to visit the Disgusting Food Museum here.