The Disgusting Food Museum, featuring the most provocative foods from around the world, will open its doors in Los Angeles for visitors to see, smell, and even taste international foods. The Disgusting Food Museum is not just an exhibit, but a celebration of food from around the world highlighting how different cultures may or may not view certain things as disgusting. Exhibited at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, The Disgusting Food Museum welcomes visitors to enjoy a culinary journey will begin on December 9, 2018, till February 17, 2019.

The Disgusting Food Museum will introduce its visitors to worldwide delicacies from 80 diverse food exhibits that include Frog smoothies from Peru, Maggot cheese from Sardinia, The notoriously smelly fruit; the Durian from Thailand, Surströmming; the infamous putrid sea herring dish from Sweden and Mouse Wine; drowned baby mice in rice wine from China.

Foodies, travellers, and the just plain curious can explore unfamiliar food creations, smell new and face-cringing aromas and try select samples at the far from usual grand finale tasting bar.

First displayed in Sweden, the exotic collection of foods was conceived and curated by the psychologist, Dr Samuel West, well-known as ‘Dr Failure’ after the runaway success of his Museum of Failure. Dr West wanted to create an exhibit focused on exploring the shared human experience of disgust and expand the discussion of more environmentally sustainable proteins of the future such as insects and lab-grown meats.

“The museum aims to change our view of what is disgusting or not and expose our minds to what is known as normal in other cultures,” said Dr West.

This iteration of the museum has been designed by the A+D Architecture and Design Museum and produced by Special Entertainment Events (SEE).

“After the success of The Museum of Failure, we’re looking forward to once again joining Dr West on another exciting journey of intriguing, unusual, unconventional, and hugely entertaining concepts,” averred Martin Biallas, President of SEE.