casu marzu – sardinian maggot cheese

currently banned in the EU, casu marzo is made from pecorino cheese (made from sheep milk) that is left out so that for 2 -3 months the cheese is swarmed by flies. coincidentally the flies then lay their eggs in the cheese. then the eggs hatch and the larva start eating. and digesting. the combination of cheese, flies, larva, and digested cheese are the reasons for the case marzu’s unique taste and texture. (and to be clear it is served with the live maggots still inside.)

check out casu marzu on Gordan Ramsey’s The F-Word

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eco-bridge or birdy-blender?

maybe this could be a good idea …


or maybe it will completely fail and make minced meat out of a whole lot of birds.

According to Gizmodo:

This Solar Wind concept is the brainchild of designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino, who came second in a competition to dream up a bridge spanning the Italian areas of Bagnara and Scilla.

If chosen, the solar highway would stretch 12.4 miles, with the bridge’s wind turbines generating enough electricity to power 15,000 houses a year. Naturally the solar panels would also generate electricity, and the greenhouses would allow passing drivers to buy roadside fruit and vegetables from indie growers.

but read the comments and you may start to think otherwise…

indie growers?

also it looks like a bridge made out of clocks. and is it just me or does it look like half of it is a really narrow lane of cars and the other half is trying to be the highline in nyc?