For anyone that has ordered sweetbreads expecting a basket of warm buns and muffins, this is the article for you. It’s an easy mistake to make -- after all, that much needed space between “sweet” and “breads” can be overlooked. So to prevent a nasty little surprise in the form of testicles that should have been oysters, we’ve put together a handy list of dishes that can really lead a diner astray.
With dishes like grasshopper pie, it would seem Southern cooking has some of the most creative names. Meanwhile, the Brits love to give inscrutable names to a bunch of innards thrown together, like haggis, perhaps trying to make it more palatable. Regard this as a dummy’s guide to enigmatically named foods. How many have you tried?