I'm watching a TV show called coach trip, its low expense TV in which different UK participants have taken a "bus mans holiday" in which they dont know what they are going to be doing and where they are going to be going each day.
Today they have gone to one of the either latin rim or turkish countries or regions right, they are eating or being encouraged to eat its either lamb, sheep or goats head right. Now they were in a group watching the guy cook this thing in the open air grill with other people around, its apparently a favourite of the locals, there was a lot of nervous laughing and foppish behaviour and then genuine revulsion (particularly when it came to eating the eyes).
My question about this is isnt there a kind of expectation of mannerly behaviour in response to hospitality of any kind? I know one mans meat is another mans poison but I remember the piece in the village in Temple of Doom (excellent film) in which Indy tells his travelling companion "These people are starving, you are patronising them and embarrassing me" or something along those lines when she receives a meal that is not to her taste (incidentially content like this is what I think was lacking from the most recent film and is what sets Indy apart from Tomb Raider).
I'm personally a fan of extreme cuisine and wouldnt turn my nose up at much, perhaps the bird embryos (Baut? I dont know the name) that are eaten in some Asian countries, but I'm always aware that the beer and bacon feasts I've had occasionally here in Ireland wouldnt be the traditional fare of Islamic countries and there could be revulsion at that by a member of that community.