The Incredible, Edible Balut

  title={The Incredible, Edible Balut},
  author={Ty Stephens Matejowsky},
  journal={Food, Culture \& Society},
  pages={387 - 404}
  • T. Matejowsky
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • Food, Culture & Society
Abstract This paper provides a critical food analysis of balut. These popular Filipino street snacks comprised of partially incubated duck eggs with a decidedly liminal character have become increasingly familiar to Westerners over recent years thanks to their most sensationalized depictions in various genres of popular culture. A number of pertinent examples from Western reality television, independent film, post-grunge alternative rock, international prizefighting, and myriad foodie… 

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