The theme of unusual/weird foods runs throughout Opoponax Dreams, in which the characters have diets that would make the average person’s stomach do somersaults. The theme continues in Rêves Opoponax 69 and will be included in Tribal Wars.
The weird food connection isn’t random. It’s inspired by the sometimes disgusting foods I was exposed to as a child and by a strange experience I had in Paris, where I saw a headless dog roasting on a spit in the window of a restaurant in the Quartier Latin. The memory has been seared into my brain and is now, hopefully, seared into yours too. The tribal feast in Opoponax Dreams features a traditional Jamaican soup, Mannish Water, whose recipe I will obtain and post at a later date (it includes the full head and intestines of a goat, but is delicious). There’s also a veiled reference to another exotic dish: Cow Cod Soup.
Have you had any unusual experiences with food? What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten.