Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Worms - To Eat or Not to Eat?

I think I need to address the concept of eating worms. I am getting asked a lot of questions about it and people get squeamish when I say I will try them while I'm in Botswana. The way I see it is this: it's all about perspective. People are different around the world and customs/norms, even those around food, are different wherever you go. (I mean, artichokes?! They are definitely odd if you think about it but oh so delicious!) I am going into Botswana with an open mind about everything. I do not want to judge someone or something based off of preconceived notions of what I think is normal or acceptable. I am determined to go outside of my comfort zone, to experience life in Botswana as it really is, and to try new things - even if that means a worm or two. Plus, why not?! They may even be tasty... so eat up! :)

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  1. My perspective is, if people like them, there must be something about them to like! Plus after eating some you'll have the perfect way to freak out picky eaters for the rest of your life :)

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  2. They really aren't that bad, kinda taste like sea weed. I've only tired the dried ones. They like to cook them different ways though, so maybe I'll get the nerve up to try them cooked another way. Can't wait for you all to get here!

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  3. I'm looking forward to trying them!

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  4. One of the current volunteers in Swaziland had a post about eating worms. I can't say I am looking forward to it but if the time comes, I hope I am brave enough.

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  5. Not me...the thought is digusting, but then I'm like that about lots of things. Good luck to all of you!!

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