This morning, while reading about vegetarian dishes, one pundit asked why eating insects is generally taboo in North America. Usually, my stock response to this is that I'd eat crickets or grasshoppers if they were meal-ready, but catching them one by one in the wild seems like a lot of work.

Almost against my will, I then recalled that the local pet store sells crickets as reptile food, in bulk, for five cents apiece.

I feel my bluff has been called.

Fortunately, the greenhouse has an annual chili cookoff each September...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even I have eaten a cooked grasshopper Denton. I think it's definitely your turn. Try it with Valentina.

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