Posted by Bill Dashfield on November 19, 2020 at 01:50:12 user BillD.
In Reply to: Re: Cowslip ball? posted by John Nichols on November 18, 2020 at 12:56:13:
Thorstein of the Mere?
We do eat various bugs weevils etc. anyway here in NZ - there is an allowable number of insect fragments in flour/pulses etc. on the basis that you can't keep them all out of the storage...
I've tried witchety grub in the Aussie outback - tastes good. I did have it cooked. There's an annual Wild Food Festival here in NZ but I've not been brave enough to try huhu grubs etc.
One of the delights I find with the Ds is the way they are so keen to learn and to be proper explorers, Picts, Coots etc. that they out-Swallow, out-Amazon and out-Coot the others, to amusing and sometimes almost to absurd lengths. None of the others tried to clean and cook a rabbit (as Nancy says), though they do fish OK.
Interesting that so much of the Europe and the East's staple food is relatively recent (spuds, pastas, maize etc. - Nepal seemed to grow a lot of maize and potatoes, maize is a staple in Africa etc.). And some of today's luxuries used to be peasant food - salmon, oysters, herrings...
Some meat foods that I like (and think I have almost a moral duty to eat, on the basis that if we are killing animals for food we should eat all parts if we can) are now getting very hard to find in shops (even in our butcher): liver kidneys, heart.
Making Cowslip balls - I had dark suspicions about this but carefully avoided finding out. AR gave fair warning, and there are some things I prefer not to know. ;)
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