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Eclectic Tastes

by Roberta Lawson

Lately, I have taken to making cockroach stew for every meal. Last Thursday, my girlfriend mentioned her fondness for Indian food. Tonight, I add fragrant coriander and lashings of turmeric to the pot of roaches simmering on the stove. Later, I lay out our feast on pillows of nan bread. We eat in a soft-lit circle of melting candles and Moroccan cushions. Dinner is cheery yellow and crunchy as can be.

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Roberta Lawson lives on the South Coast of England. She blogs here, and was recently featured in Sein Und Werden. Bugs scare her a bit. She does like Indian food, though. (Click here to make a donation to Roberta, half of which will support 6S.)

8 comments:

reynolds said...

I will gladly attend your book signings, but will never attend your dinner parties!

Ani Smith said...

I often idly wonder whether the seeds in my multigrain toast are really bugs. This was worse (I loved it).

Linda said...

Yum. Can't wait to see what you do with desserts... Peace, Linda

Scattercat said...

I thought this was delightfully quirky.

Also, if it's Indian food, you really won't notice the cockroaches. I'm amazed anyone can taste anything after those spices.

austere said...

Ah the restaurant-version of Indian food.

Whatever will vegetarians do?

Roberta said...

*hides the cockroach multigrain bread based dessert.*

thanks for the comments, all. made me giggle.

Madam Z said...

It's all about perception. Who's to say that eating cockroaches is any less desirable than eating any other life form? Your colorful story makes them seem quite attractive!

Scattercat said...

Lots of protein, certainly. Just make sure you clean them thoroughly.