Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing

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Who is man enough for an impossible food-wine pairing?

Well, for those with a set of steel, head on over to the seventh (!) annual World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia. There, the AP reports that chefs prepare bull, boar, camel, ostrich and kangaroo testicles in such dishes as testicle pizza and testicles in bechamel sauce. Outback oysters!

Needless to say, the AP ensures us that “visitors eat the dishes with plenty of wine or beer…” So what hedonistic fruit bombs would you drop on this menu to make it a perfect pair?

Cropped AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic

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    Where to even start on this one? Can’t even parody this RT @drvino: Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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  2. When I cooked fried bull testicles last year, I served them with a Pinot Noir rosé. It worked out well enough. The big issue is that there’s just not that much flavor, so any pairing would be mostly dependent on the sauce or preparation.

    Researching testicle cookery before that dinner was a weird experience. You find stories about rural amateur veterinarians who would perform castrations on pigs, horses, goats, sheep, bulls, etc., and do it for free as long as they can keep the testicles for dinner.


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    World Testicle Cooking Championship exists? Who knew? RT @drvino Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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    Pls say you’re kidding ;-) RT @drvino: Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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    How about some Yellowtail kangaroo piss? RT @drvino: Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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    Poached or Deep Fried? •RT• Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post] /via @drvino

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    Testicle pizza sounds novel RT @SlurpWine: RT @TopWineNews: Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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    I check in on @DrVino ‘s site, as per my daily routine and there they are, kangaroo testicles. [link to post]

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  9. To stay with the theme, I think one of the Marquis Phillips Baby Roogle reds would work. Nothing like looking at a photo (sort of) of what you’re enjoying while you’re enjoying it (or not).


  10. Early today that Decanter’s email blast that featured stories of $107K in wine purchased at Duty Free in Dubai and a “perfect” auction lot of 100 100pt wines. Items for the rich, if poorly endowed wine drinker. I would like to suggest that the buyer of the 100 100pt wines and the person who spent $107K might spend some time at this event discussing, well, portion size?


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    The most hilarious food and wine pairing question I’ve ever come across – [link to post] – any suggestions?

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  12. I think starting off with an apperitif of a round of tequilas to give one the courage to try this would negate whatever wine was paired with it. But a 1998 Owens Estate Shiraz would be good.

    I think.


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    @Timinator Suggestions? RT @BishopsCellar The most hilarious food and wine pairing question I’ve ever come across – [link to post]

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  14. Easy – Bretty Chinon.

    You’re welcome.

    ;-)


  15. Gerard Chave once welcomed me to his home with a plate of lamb testicles sauteed meuniere (with butter, lemon and parsley) that we washed down with a 10 year old bottle of his white Hermitage. A fantastic pairing. They tasted like an hypothetic mix of sweetbreads and shad roes. I should add that Gerard is a member of “Le Club des Joyeuses”, a group of foodies that gets together about once a year to enjoy “testicular” food extravaganzas!


  16. I don’t even want to think about it, but I hope that people aren’t killing the kangaroos for their testicles. I watched a documentary where people found infant kangaroos and raised them to health. It was very inspiring.


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    @NatalieMacLean: a new pairing for your app? Wine and kangaroo bits. World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia [link to post]

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    @MichellejFlynn you’re food and wine lover, why not try these babies [link to post]

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    RT: @doulfe: Kangaroo testicles – an impossible food-wine pairing @ the World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia [link to post]

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    RT @petrivoges @MichellejFlynn why not try these babies [link to post] ~ @petrivoges OH MY HAT!! How COULD u make me open that! *SLAP*

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  22. While kangaroo is a very tasty, lean and healthy meat, I can say the only pairing I can suggest here is with a loss of appetite.


  23. Hilarious.
    @Jean-Luc: J’adore this “Club des Joyeuses” thing…


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    @ridesmith How about TestasteRhone? Kangaroo testicles? An impossible food-wine pairing [link to post]

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  26. “Prairie oysters,” when I tried them, reminded me of chicken livers. (Yep, tastes like chicken.) An off-dry chenin would have been brilliant with those–although the tequila idea sounds better for that dodgy-looking stew.


  27. Personally, I like to pour icewine over them.


  28. I would think the appropriate pairing would be something dark and flavorful – like an old vine Zin – to get the taste out of my mouth. Then I would finish the bottle to make me forget what I just ate!


  29. On second thought, we could pair similar flavors. A good, nutty dry oloroso sherry could go well with kangaroo nuts.


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