Remember when sushi was weird?

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John Bender: What is that?

Clair: Sushi.*

John Bender: Sushi?

Clair: Yeah rice, raw fish and seaweed.

John Bender: You won’t accept a guy’s kiss on
your mouth, but your gonna eat that?

Clair: Can I eat?

John Bender: I don’t know but give it a try.

Molly Ringwald & Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club

Last night Kajsa and Chris were having an in depth discussion about the dining habits of our various family members. You see, we are what you might call a mixed marriage. I am an Ovo-Lacto vegetarian while Chris will quite literally consume anything that doesn’t get away fast enough.

Maya has been raised vegetarian. And, despite a few taste test experiments, appears to be staying that way.

Kajsa on the other hand, is very curious about meat. What is it? Of which animal is each type composed? And why do some people eat it while others do not?

For the longest time she thought only men ate meat. (Then again, she used to think that everyone had tubes in their belly until they reached a certain age. But that’s a whole different post.)

So they talked about why some meat is taboo in our country, while other varieties are considered culturally acceptable. As it turns out, Chris has eaten dog & cat, but not horse. Strangely, this doesn’t really affect me, as I view “farm” animals as equally deserving of the honor and dignity we give our pets.

Coincidentally, today I found this blog discussing the weirdest food that people have actually ever eaten. And you know what; this could very well be the cure for obesity. Every time you get the munchies you could simply prop your eyelids open ala A Clockwork Orange, and stare at this post’s comments. Seriously, after reading it a glass of water sounds mighty dandy.

Enjoy

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*Speaking of sushi: this simply makes me drool with desire.

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