During some time-wasting channel changing the other night, I happend to catch rouge chef Anthony Bourdain's trip to Namibia where he ate a warthog anus. He declared it "the worst meal of my life." I enjoy Bourdain's culinary globe-trotting escapades, especially this trip to Namibia.

Namibia has probably become best known as one of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's hideaways but I predict this will become one of THE hot destinations in the near future. I was lucky enough to go in 1994 where I got an all-expenses-paid trip in exchange for humiliating myself on national TV as a judge at the Miss Universe contest (held that year in the newly-independant and ironically Marxist-governed African nation). This was before Trump owned the pageant and... well, one day I'll write all about that bizarre episode in that book I keep threatening to write!

Suffice it to say Namibia was one of the most enchanting places I've ever been. We went on a "fly in" safairi on a small plane which transported us to some of the most remote places on the planet! There was a LOT of meat served up but I thankfully avoided having to "make nice" with my hosts and consume a warthog anus. I am in awe of Bourdain's ability to eat anything.

According to his wikipedia entry Bourdain is "famous for consuming sheep testicles in Morocco, ant eggs in Puebla, Mexico, a raw seal eyeball as part of a traditional Inuit seal hunt." There is no YouTube video yet of his warthog anus meal but you can witness Bourdain eating a fetal ducks egg in the clip above. I didn't have the heart to post the video of him eating the cobra's heart in Vietnam (I felt so sorry for the cobra and couldn't even finish watching the clip) but those who enjoy such things can view it here.

Bon Appéit!

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