Episode 006: Blah Blah Blood Coffee
In today’s episode of Smörgåsbord, Angel and Mik talk about blood. Edible blood. Inspired by a trip to a Filipino restaurant, in search of the blood dish dinuguan, our hosts decide to look more into blood in food all around the world. They explore whether drinking blood is healthy for you and all the kinds of blood food you can eat from different countries. Also, Angel finally tries rice for the first time ever!
00:00 Opening Song
00:43 Show introduction
02:30 Mik discovers a new job
03:13 Real human vampires?!
13:44 Different foods with blood around the world
21:40 Taiwanese Blood Popsicles
26:45 Filipino Dinuguan
31:12 Blood Pancakes
34:33 Yak Blood in Nepal
38:11 Blood food in mythologies
44:44 Is blood good?
49:03 What’s in your palette?
Resources from today’s episode:
“What Is Coffee – Coffee Facts, Statistics And Effects Of Coffee On Health” by Dorian Bodnariuc
“16 Weird Ways People Eat Blood Around the World” by Laura Allan
“Is It Safe to Drink Blood?” by Benjamin Radford
“Is it really bad to drink blood?” by Particle
“The Biblical Ban on Eating Animal Blood, Explained” by Ariel Seri-Levi
“Dine Like a Vampire With These Blood-Based Culinary Delights” by Carl Pettit
“Raw Pig Blood Consumption and Potential Risk for Streptococcus suis Infection, Vietnam” by Vu Thi Lan Huong, Ngo Thi Hoa, Peter W. Horby, Juliet E. Bryant, Nguyen Van Kinh, Tran Khanh Toan, and Heiman F.L. Wertheim
“Is Animal Blood a Safe Ingredient?” by Liz Splitter
“Drinking Blood: Why Do People Do It, and Is It Safe?” by Annamarya Scaccia
“Why Chefs Are (Finally) Cooking With Blood” by Rochelle Bilow
“You Should Be Cooking with Blood” by Ben Reade
“Fritada: Pork, Beef or Venison Blood Stew” by Guampedia
“Dinuguan Origins and Regional Variations across the Philippines” by Ninah Villa
“Dinuguan” by Revolvy
“Street Food in Taiwan: Pig's Blood Cake” by The Culinary Ambassador Corps
“Night Market Snacks: Pig’s Blood Cake & Pork Gelatinous Dumplings(BaWan)” by Devouring Asia
“Pig's Blood Cake” by mjespuvia
“Taiwan's pig blood cake can heal lungs from smog damage: expert” by Sophia Yang
“Blood Pancakes Are The Most Metal of All Flapjacks” by Eric Grundhauser
“The Truth About Nepal's Blood-Drinking Festivals” by Maria Godoy
“Did Nepal temple ban animal sacrifices at Gadhimai festival?” by Anna Jones, Surendra Phuyal and Geeta Pandey
”Meet some of the child goddesses of Nepal” by Kenneth Dickerman
About the show
Welcome to Smörgåsbord! A show where we explore the rituals, myths and all things strange about the world of food. Join the neverending silliness of hosts Angel and Mik as they discover strange rituals like bread and wine turning to the body and blood of a God, or holding carp as pets in bathtubs during Christmas.
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