“I mean, it’s not as bad as the Balkans, but that’s not saying much.”
~AFFotD’s World Food Critic
We’ve talked a few times in the past about the culinary practices of other countries that we find to be, in a word, depressing as shit. Okay, we used three words there, but two of them are superfluous because we dream of someday being paid to write by the word. But the point stands—as great as America is at cramming delicious foods into our stomachs at alarming rates, or finding cheap ways to maintain our impressive obesity goals, there are maybe even dozens of other countries that exist outside of here. We know, it’s shocking. There might even be like, 30 other countries in the world for all we know. And not all of them come blessed with a local cuisine that is worth being Americanized and turned into an award winning fusion restaurant in the States. So for every Italy, we have an Armenia. And we decided to start a series where we’d occasionally take the time to look at one of these lesser known national food styles and list off the dishes that are so sad they make us feel like holding a puppy until the world starts to make sense again.
Speaking of puppies…oh, no, thank God, this country doesn’t come anywhere close to eating puppies. But they still have some food options that are extreme bummers. Come with us on a boat or whatever to…
The World’s Saddest Cuisines: Djibouti