One Man’s Meat, Another Man’s Poison
People the world over have many different cultures and traditions, which is part of what sets us apart and makes us all interesting. Diet is one of the key elements of our different cultures. Often when we travel to different parts of the world, we are horrified by some of the food that people different to us eat.
Here at Persona Paper, I love the interaction among us all as we come from all four corners of the world. There’s a rich diversity of cultures from which we can all learn so much. Today I wanted to find out what delicacies from around the world people have in their countries, which could be deemed as strange by others unaccustomed to them.
Take for instance in my country Botswana, we eat a highly nutritious caterpillar called mophani worm . Just the name is enough to turn some people’s stomachs, yet it is a tasty part of the Botswana people’s diet. The mophani worm has also been found to be very rich in protein.
How Do you Eat It
- It can be eaten as a snack; where it’s been smoked and dried
- It can be stewed with vegetables and accompanied with pap, stiff porridge common to Southern Africa
- It can also be fried with onions and other vegetables of your choice
I personally can’t bring myself to eat them, because of my fear of worms. Not many people who are unaccustomed to them will even try them, although I hear they are canned and exported to countries such as France and Belgium!
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