Rattlesnake Sliders & Goat Penis: Photos of Exotic Food

Explorers Club Gala

Explorers Club gala exotic appetizer hour

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Guests at the annual Explorers Club dinner, held March 16 at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, excitedly surveyed the exotic appetizers on offer.

Worm & Cricket Canapes

Worm & Cricket Canapes

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Canapes topped with worms and crickets were just some of the strange offerings at the exotic appetizers hour.

Goat Penis

goat penis appetizer

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Among the delicacies was a dish featuring goat penis - perhaps a delicacy somewhere?

Muskrat, Beaver & Goat

Muskrat, Beaver and Goat carving station

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The Explorers Club carving station featured meats such as muskrat, beaver and goat - oh my!

Antarctic Whisky

Ernest Shackleton's whisy

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Guests at the Explorers Club dinner also got in touch with exploration history by sampling a replica of the whisky brought to the Antarctic during Ernest Shackleton's 1907 "Nimrod" expedition.

Rattlesnake Sliders

Rattlesnake Sliders

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Rattlesnake Sliders seemed to be popular. Sometimes a familiar hamburger bun goes a long way.

Hissing Cockroaches

Madagascar hissing cockroaches

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Madagascar hissing cockroaches ... taste like chicken?

Testicle Fritters

goat testicle fritters

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Though enticingly prepared, fritters made of goat testicles weren't exactly flying off the plate.

Cricket Cupcakes

Cricket Cupcakes

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Exotic edibles weren't limited to the appetizer hour; dessert offerings at the Explorers Club included cupcakes topped with crickets.

Alligator

Alligator at the Explorer's Club Annual Dinner

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The alligator carving station made for a dramatic display.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish at Explorer's Club Annual Dinner

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It wasn't all creepy crawlies! Jellyfish was also on the menu.