Can You Stomach Eyeballs?


Anthony Bourdain was famous for eating almost anything put on his plate, as long as someone considered it edible. In one episode of his CNN series, “Parts Unknown,” he ate a seal, including the eyes, which his Inuit hosts consider a delicacy. His verdict: “Not bad.” I have no disdain for Bourdain, but unlike the late global gourmand I have no stomach for eyeballs. Maybe it’s because, like many VMAIL readers, I spend so much time thinking about eye health and safety. Yet eating eyes is common in some cultures. A quick web search turned up a number of articles about this culinary phenomenon. Read More.