Mark your calendars. The next "World Testicle & Aphrodisiac Cooking Championship" (ballcup.com) will be held on August 29-30, 2009, in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia.
Officially titled "Mud®ijada," the goal of the competition is "promoting testicle specialities [sic] as well as Serbian traditional cuisine."
The website offers this mission statement of sorts: "The Scots have Scotch, the Swiss have cheese, and we Serbs have balls! Why shouldn’t we sell them to the world as a real Serbian trademark speciality from Shumadija?"
The event is the brainchild of Serbian chef Ljubomir R. Erovic, who, you may remember, is the author of The Testical Cookbook: Cooking With Balls.
Something of a testicle evangelist, Erovic had a testicular epiphany when, "sometime at the end of the ‘80s," he unwittingly devoured a delicious testicle goulash:
Just as there is an Olympic Village at the Olympics, there will be a "Balls Village" at the Testicle Championship with "music, drinks, and promotional activities for homemade aphrodisiacs and accessories for a healthy sex life (nuts, honey, whole nuts, peanuts and special herbs." Did I mention nuts?
The website lists a series of strict "rules" for the championship: attendance by minors or people older then 65 ("without medical approval") is not allowed, bringing Viagra is forbidden, and, "the 'casual' visit to the 'balling village' is prohibited."
And, if the ladies out there were thinking about attending, the regulations note that "Women are allowed everything."