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Friday food fight: Dirt

Posted on | August 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

By Jim Boyce

All right, it’s Friday afternoon and I can’t access any of my photos of Chinese dishes, so I’m stretching to cover a rather atypical food: dirt. Long-time readers will recall I earlier wrote about this story out of Inner Mongolia – Earth-eating Girl Tilts At Guinness Record – and now I am shamelessly doing so again:

The girl, called Wuqibalaqiqige, became a minor celebrity after the media broadcast stories about her curious eating habits last year… The girl said she feels no need to eat normal food now that she has discovered how much she likes to eat soil.

See this previous post – A shovel-full of your finest, please – for a few wine-dirt pairings, and additional suggestions are more than welcome. I”ll have a more typical dish next Friday.

See also:
Friday food fight: Beijing duck
Friday food fight: Scorpions on a stick*

* For an analysis of the media’s scorpions-on-a-stick coverage during the Beijing Olympics, see this post.)


2 Responses to “Friday food fight: Dirt”

  1. Beijing Boyce » Back on the menu: The Friday food fight
    August 29th, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    [...] edition recycles an old story from Inner Mongolia – Earth-eating Girl Tilts At Guinness Record. See this post for full details and to recommend a wine that goes with [...]

  2. Grape Wall of China » Friday food fight: Mapo Dofu
    September 12th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    [...] wine and dirt pairing didn’t garner many recommendations, so let’s return to something a bit spicier [...]

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