Tuesday, April 26, 2005

You might not have wondered this but...

Who was the first person to open an oyster, look at that slime and think, “boy that looks like something I should eat”?

Of course, it was probably right after they dove 30 feet below the surface of the ocean, struggled to pry it off the rocks, and barely made it to the surface without drowning. The first thought was probably something more akin to, “I don’t care that it looks like elephant snot, I went through all that for this, I’m going to eat it.”

I wonder how many of our common dishes can be traced to an event where it was eat this or die from hunger.
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