As professional greedy food monster, there isn’t much in the world that I won’t eat. I make s’mores with a lighter on my couch and consume whole blocks of cheese in one sitting. But I am not down with testicles. They are a punch line and a tool in baby-making—not a source of food. The patrons at the 7th annual World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia might disagree with me. The event was organized by chef Ljubomir Erovic, who wrote a whole book on the subject of cooking with balls. He says, “This festival is all about fun, food and bravery.” The recipes feature bull, boar, camel, ostrich and kangaroo balls. They call them “white kidneys” in Serbia and “Rocky Mountain oysters” over here, presumably to trick people into unknowingly eating the things.
Testicles are supposedly rich in testosterone and some believe that they’re good for a man’s libido. Some of the dishes produced at the festival included testi pizza and testicles in bechamel sauce, but last year’s winner was bull testicle goulash. The festival also has a “ballsy” awards ceremony, where they award people for acts of bravery. One of this year’s winners was Barack Obama because, according to Erovic, “He’s the bravest man in the world … Obama took over the world at the most difficult economic and political times. He showed he has balls.” Well-played, but there’s something doubly creepy about awarding people for being ballsy and then toasting them with a testicle skewer. I don’t care if those things are deep-fried and smothered, I think I’m going to keep the balls out of my mouth. [Yahoo]