OK, so we’ve been totally delinquent with blogging. While we catch up and put together some more posts, enjoy this little “taste” of things to come…
While in Oaxaca, I decided to sample one of the local delicacies – dried grasshoppers (chapulines). These little critters can be found all over town – in restaurants, in local markets, and from stands on the side of the street.
Since this was my first time, I opted for the chili-flavored grasshoppers, thinking it would be a nice, gentle introduction to eating bugs. To be honest, they weren’t that bad – somewhat salty, very crunchy, and fairly mild (almost like a potato chip). If I didn’t actually know they were grasshoppers, I might even say I liked them.
The lady at the stand was nice enough to let me try the chapulines for free (perhaps thinking I would like them enough to buy a bag?), but shied away from posing for a photograph together.