Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cultural Differences

One of the great things about living overseas is experiencing different cultures, and for me that often takes the form of food. So far I haven't had much experience with Malawi foods. Okay, that isn't totally true. I have had some utterly delicious meals at Nature's Gift Permaculture center when I was taking classes out there. They really need to convince Carol to start offering cooking classes, I would be first in line to sign up. Otherwise, I haven't really had a chance to try much in the way of Malawi cuisine.

To be honest after I found one of the guards collecting these for lunch one day,

and different guard collecting these for dinner one evening,

and my maid collecting these for dinner tonight,

I'm really not all that anxious to experience more of Malawi food.

Call me chicken if you want, it's all right with me. After all you are what you eat, and I had a very nice roast chicken for dinner.


Connie said...

aw! But the little green guy is so cute! How could anyone eat something that looks at them like that?!

Anonymous said...

My housekeeper in Lusaka asked me if I minded if she collected all the grasshoppers while she cleaned! She just popped them in her pocket as she went along all day. I said, sure, we're not going to use them! <):