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Car Soup. [Apr. 25th, 2008|07:30 am]
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Real "birds nest soup" is made from bird spit - the gooey, stringy saliva that Chinese swiftlets use to attach their nests to the walls of caves. The hardened saliva is prized for it's medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. The license fee to harvest one cave? $100,000. The soup is a simple chicken broth, with one good dollop of bird spit in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBenak9wtkE&e

And a 1939-1940 Chevy commercial.
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[User Picture]From: tamara_rose
2008-04-25 03:19 pm (UTC)
I remember watching The Frugal Gourmet make bird's nest soup. The "bird's nests" (crystallized spit) he used were actually quite pretty and for some reason even after he explained what they really were, I still wanted to try it.

Then again, I'll try just about any kind of food as long as it doesn't involve bugs.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about the "frugal" part. It was portrayed to be a pretty expensive commodity in my little book.
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