The famous Wildfoods Festival is a shock awaiting anyone used to romantic farmers' markets or sterilised supermarket offerings. On the menu one year you could get a shot of horse semen washed down with Red Bull. Among the culinary highlights on my last visit were seagulls bottoms, bull's penis sausages (3000 made from 40kgs), worm slammers (rumour had it the worms were sourced from a local graveyard), and live or chocolate coated huhu grubs.
The more restrained dishes on offer included sliced, pickled fern trunks, whitebait in various guises, and Hoki -Tikka from the local Indian curry house. Wild indeed.
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