16 Nov '11, 12am

Lamb eyeballs, beaver tails and fertilised duck eggs on the menu at New York 'Gastronauts' culinary club

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Cooked lamb eyeball, boiled fertilised duck egg and beaver tail are just a few of the more unusual dishes sampled by a club of adventurous eaters called the Gastronauts. Started in March of 2006 by two friends who wanted to try some of the more exotic foods that could be found in New York, the first meeting of the club attracted only six people. But it has now grown to more than 1,000 members in New York and Los Angeles and there are plans to expand to other cities in the United States (US). 'I've always been a big trier of new foods; I'll never say no,' said Curtiss Calleo, an art director and graphic designer who founded the club with magazine editor Ben Pauker. 'Gastronauts is a great way to meet new people, try new foods, and explore the city.' Mr Calleo said the club is open to everyone, and counts bankers, artists, journalists, designers and an a...

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