That's 8 x 8 spider legs!
I'll have a coffee please.
Haven't eaten spiders--that I know about--but we were served ants in Bolivia. I tried one, and I was picking little legs out of my teeth all afternoon. I'll have a glass of white wine.
Just beer for me please. No insects...but I would acept a dish with some snails with hot tomato souce would be great! I can´t understand why I acept so normaly to eat snails while I refuse to eat fried grasshopers or ants....human mind is strange.
Maybe that is why this pub is quieter today than usual?
Let´s forget about the pubfact...more virtual beer for me, please! In 4 days time I will fly to Switzerland. Real cheese, good beer...
Are they served with garlic or chilli sauce?
I sleep with my mouth open, so i am sure i ate more than 8.
We are back to karma again. I sleep with my mouth open on the principle that if I have been very good in a previous lfe some kind soul may throw somw beer in there!
You really trust in Karma and human kind planxty!
I wish you luck!
Bit early for the pub here. Just finished lunch.
May be tempted this evening - driving tomorrow night so abstaining.
Wine sounds good... an excuse to "bunk off" to the wine shop this afternoon. Closes at 5, so if I miss it I have to settle for supermarket stuff.
Well, in the absence of a better theory............................
Well, as long as I'm not aware of it I don't care.
I'll have a Beefeater Martini please.
A glass of Portuguese red. Dao 2004. Yummy (yes, started already).
The weekend begins. Just about to head for the supermarket to stock up (food, not alkiehol).
I've already weeded my microscopic veggie patch. Radishes & beetroot coming along nicely in this cycle of 3 days sun followed by 3 days rain. Slugs & snails coming along well too, it seems.
I wondered where those legs on my pillow came from ....
i just finished home made cookies and getting relax and drinking apple juice...
A HA! ...I bet spiders are FULL of calories...that would explain a lot!
I once ate a spider when i was awake.
It was a big hairy tarantulla in Cambodia and it tasted rather bad.
Yeah in Cambodia you get this kind of stuff. Our guide in Angkor Wat told us about these habits of eating spiders, beatles, cockroaches .... As nobody believed him he brought a plastic bag with some of this stuff the next day. Nobody of our group dared to try this. I only ate a small deep fried snake ... but it was not that good.
>>>...but it was not that good.
Maybe your guide's cook was not good. I've heard that snake can be good to eat.
I have had snake in China and it was very good.
I had snake in Cambodia--it was dried (snake jerkey) and quite tasty.
You know, it's also occurred to me that those of us who don't mind trying such exotic foods as spiders or snakes just might have a lower standard of what is good eating compared to people like Bernd. Do you think?
Actually, I'm a somewhat fussy eater! I try weird things as part of the overall cultural experience, but many of them will be one-time only. For example--I'll try a bug or a snake, but I don't eat fish of any kind. But if the item is really gross (mopani worms, for example) I may not swallow it after tasting.
I know what you mean Jessie, I'm not fussy but I do like delicious flavors so look for the best cooks. I only eat spiders while sleeping. :-)
Since I used to re-habilitate and re-home snakes as pets..I wont be eating them...they are fantastic and majestic and solid creatures and not foodstuffs
Linda, I've heard from people who ate snakes that they taste good and the meat is very tender.
But that snake in Cambodia was not much thicker than a little finger and deep fried to the point where the meat was only crusty and that isn't exactly my cup of tea.
"they are fantastic and majestic and solid creatures and not foodstuffs"
So what constitutes foodstuffs then? If you and your children were starving to death, and snake was the only food available, what would you do?
I would eat dogs too.
Is it better to eat an ugly animal than a cute animal?
Few things beat the way pigs are treated in modern pigfarms in western Europe where they live on top of eachother and bite eachothers tails off because of stress, but i rarely hear people moan too much about that.
Long live hipocrates.