Saturday 20th November 2004
Specialist cooks from around the world gathered in Serbia for the World Testicle Cooking Championship.
The championship was organised by Ljubomir Erovic, of the Serbian Tourism Board, as a way of promoting the dish.
Serbian daily newspaper, Glas Javnosti, said the contest in the village of Savinac, close to town of Gornji Milanovac, was won by gourmet testicle chef, Dejan Milovanovic, from Belgrade.
His specialist dish, prepared using testicles from a bull and a boar, beat off challengers from around the world, who cooked their way through more than 20 kilos of prepared testicles!
Next year, the event will include an 'exotic testicles' section where chefs will have to come up with a dish using camel and ostrich testicles.
Organiser Erovic said: "All testicles can be eaten, except human of course."
Best bunch o' balls in the Balkans
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro, Nov. 5 -- Serbia is hosting the World Testicle Cooking Championships in hopes of carving out a culinary niche, the Sun reported Friday.
"The best cooked balls come from Serbia, and we wanted to stage this contest to show the world what great dishes can be cooked using testicles, which are known locally here as white kidneys," said Ljubomir Erovic of the Serbian Tourism Board, who organized the event.
One of the contests was won by Belgrade's gourmet testicle chef Dejan Milovanovic, who beat challengers from around the globe with an entree made from testicles of a bull and a boar.