What the heck are ….?

Gingerbug: A mixture of sugar, shaved ginger, and water is allowed to naturally ferment via wild yeasts and usually lactic acid bacteria.

Shrubs: not the green vegetation things, but actually vinegar based beverage.  It is a high-acid beverage and quite safe.

Trotters: Pigs Feet

Shiokara: Japanese traditional fermented fish viscera – requires ≥ 10% salt for safety.  The result is VERY pungent.

Casu Marzu: maggot infested cheese from Italy.