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mellowsong
11-28-12, 02:42 PM
Somewhat different from "the dirty dozen".

Mark Sisson
28 November 2012

In a perfect world, we’d all be shopping at farmers markets for our produce, tending to bug-eating, orange yolk-producing chickens in our backyards, pooling our resources with other folks to divvy up grass-fed and/or pastured animals, having the farmers who produce our food over for dinner, milking the A2-casein grass-fed teats with our bare hands into BPA-free containers, culling the geese down at the local pond and roasting the dead, foraging for seagull eggs, going mushroom hunting in the forest, ensnaring chubby winter squirrels fattened on acorns and small birds, raising kale-fed crickets for alternative protein sources, and, well, you get the idea.

But that isn't realistic for most people. And heck, who would want to go to all the trouble. What with how easy it is to just swing by the grocery store on the way home from work, especially with a filthy kid in the backseat who’s just out of soccer practice (on a muddy field, no less) and starving.

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StephenX
11-28-12, 09:57 PM
Seagull eggs don't taste very good. I'm with you on foraging wild mushrooms. But as I've said in previous posts, you really have to know what you're doing when you pick wild mushrooms. Mistakes are often fatal. I've eaten crickets, June bugs, ants, scorpions (take the stinger off) and grasshoppers (take the legs off). There are literally 100's of plants to forage. I like acorns. I soak them in lime water for a couple of days. Takes out the tannic acid. They are surprisingly sweet and full of good fat and protein.

Islander
11-28-12, 11:50 PM
Why take off the poor grasshopper's legs?

StephenX
11-29-12, 12:47 PM
Why take off the poor grasshopper's legs?
Poor grasshoppers, indeed. Jeez, you are eating them. The best way to eat insects, is to give them a few chomps and swallow them quickly. The legs will get hung up in your throat and gag you. You can eat the legs separately. Insects can be grossly gooey on the inside. Grasshopper kabob is the way to go. I speak from experience here.

Islander
11-29-12, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the warning, Stephen!