Quinte, On. real estate agent: Casu Marzu. Who wants some?

Casu Marzu. Who wants some?

I had to secure another bank property on Saturday. It wasn't really a big deal, as the people had left quite a while ago, and had left the house in a relatively clean state. It was a drama-free operation. From what I could gather though, the power had been disconnected for quite some time, which must have been awfully tough on the people, as the heat source is electric baseboard. Everything looked pretty good, there were no mounds of garbage all over the place and the walls, floors and trim looked to be intact. There were some things left behind, but it would be a minor job for the clean-up crew. I could have taken some pictures, changed the locks and just left. Oh no, I couldn't leave it at that though, could I?

Down in the basement there was a big freezer, the type that psycopaths use to store the bodies they dismember in. Of course I would have to open it, temporarily forgetting that there hadn't been any hydro in the house for months. I don't know if it's a subconcious thing and I really do want to discover a severed head or some such thing, but if there's a freezer, I have to open it. The stench was overwhelming and almost made me vomit in a matter of seconds. Although it was fairly dark in the bottom of the freezer, I did notice a lot of wriggling around down there. Driving home after that little episode I couldn't help but remember an episode of Chef Gordon Ramsey's show where he featured casu marzu, the Italian maggot cheese. So, after this long winded introduction, here's a little video of one of the world's least known delicacies. Bon apetit. Stay tuned for next week when I'll think of a way to introduce a video about Korean baby mice wine.

Comment balloon 10 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 15 2010 05:20PM

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Malcolm,

I understand completely when they decide to drink a lot of wine.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Good grief- I had to cut that one short. Note to self. LEAVE THE FREEZER ALONE!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

I once sold a house that had a freezer in it.  I had a note on the switch at the top of stairs (do no cut off this switch).  What happened....someone cut off the switch. There went the power to the deep freezer.   I can sympathize with you....the stench was overwhelming..

Have a great day

Leander

Posted by Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County Realtor over 8 years ago

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) So do I Brian, in fact Ithink I would have to have a lot of wine before I ate any of that.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Ellie, I can't help myself......I just have to open the freezer.

Leander McClain: Realtor ~NJ Real Estate NJSouthRealEstate.Com (Keller Williams Realty-Cherry Hill, NJ) Leander, there's nothing like that stench of rotten meat.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

If it moves, I don't eat it. if it stinks, I don't eat it and if it moves and stinks, well, .............

Ty

Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) over 8 years ago

Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc Ty, those are words to live by.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, Yuk & Double Yuk!  I don't want any of my food to be moving on its own.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 8 years ago

Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))Susan, I prefer my food to be stationary as well.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm at least it wasn't a dead body! But yuuuck to the freezer and the 'cheese'. If it smells or moves I throw it out!!!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) Janice, I'm with you there. I guess I'm just too curious.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

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