Kangaroo testicles, goulash style

2010-08-29 20:26
Testicles are cooked in a pot during the 7th annual World Testicle Cooking Championship in Ozrem, Serbia. (Marko Drobnjakovic, AP)

Testicles are cooked in a pot during the 7th annual World Testicle Cooking Championship in Ozrem, Serbia. (Marko Drobnjakovic, AP)

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Ozrem - In a remote Serbian mountain village, they're cooking up delicacies to make your mouth water - or your stomach churn.

At the seventh annual World Testicle Cooking Championship, visitors watch - and sometimes taste - as teams of chefs cook up bull, boar, camel, ostrich and even kangaroo testicles.

"This festival is all about fun, food and bravery," said Ljubomir Erovic, the Serbian chef and testicles gourmand specialist who organises the bizarre cooking festival and has published a testicle cookery book.

The food - politely called "white kidneys" in Serbian - is believed to be rich in testosterone. In the Balkans, it is considered to help men's libido.

"The bulls' testicles are the best, goulash style," said last year's winner Zoltan Levai, stirring a metal pot heated by a wood fire and filled with vegetables and large testicles that he said were provided from a state-run slaughter house.

Side dishes

The festival - which includes dishes like testicle pizza and testicles in bechamel sauce flavoured with a variety of herbs found in the region.

Visitors eat the dishes with plenty of wine or beer, and cool themselves in a small mountain river that flows beside the makeshift cooking stands blasting folk music. The stalls also sell roasted pig or lamb, "as a side dish".

"I came here last year, and decided to come back," said Anna Wexler, an Israeli citizen originally from New York who's now a member of the festival's jury. "It was delicious. There was testicle moussaka, goulash, stallion, boar, bull and many other things."

The festival also gives prizes to to those who have made the news for being "ballsy". This year one of the unsuspecting winners is US President Barack Obama.

"He's the bravest man in the world," said Erovic. "Obama took over the world at the most difficult economic and political times," Erovic said. "He showed he has balls."

The other prize went to American pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who last year glided a passenger jet into the Hudson river in New York rather than risk crashing in a densely populated area trying to reach an airport.

- AP
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