Q&A at Shakes Manor

Last night...

Liss: How many balls do you think Andrew Zimmern has eaten?

Iain: Seven thousand varieties. Fifty thousand individual balls.

Liss: [laughing] That's very specific.

Those aren't balls; they're squirrel brains—an Appalachian delicacy!

[Image Description: Andrew Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods," sits at a table at Embers restaurant on Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia, and holds up a plate of some unusual-looking meat, in a still shot from his Appalachian episode.]

You know, I always say, "Try everything once!" and I'm pretty adventurous. But some of the stuff he puts in his mouth...? No. Fucking. Chance.

It's a texture thang. [/kblogz]

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