speaking of" insects as food"

Shueyi Shueyi at aol.com
Wed Apr 29 09:09:58 EDT 1998

I was in Oaxaca City, Mexico, a couple of months ago, and venders at the
market were selling grasshoppers as food.  Each vendor had a barrel of small
orthopterans, mostly without legs, and heavily dusted with what looked like
cayene pepper or chilli powder.  I bought a peso's worth, but despite a decade
of entomological training, I couldn't do it.  So I bought a tee shirt that
says I eat them instead.

John ( the wimpy gringo) Shuey

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