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Eating Frog
Published on December 16, 2013 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about eating frog for the first time.

Here's an excerpt:

"A friend of mine has taken to shopping at an Asian market in Albany, where he finds good deals on seafood, vegetables and other staples and delicacies. Some of the food is unusual, which has led to a certain amount of experimentation, and when my friend discovered that the Asian market sells frog, he decided he had to try it.

'Do you want to come over for frog this weekend?' he asked.

How could I say no to an offer like that?

Of course, I gave little thought to my commitment, and what it might mean to eat frog, until I saw the frogs themselves. Having spent my life rejoicing at the sight of a live lobster being tossed into a pot of boiling water, I don’t know why I was so shocked at the sight of large bullfrogs, recently skinned and gutted, being tossed into a skillet.

'Wow,' I said, trying not to look or sound too horrified.

Click here to read the whole thing.

User Comments
Eric | January 02, 2014 12:03

I've never had frog, but I don't think they're the food of the future. Amphibians in general aren't doing very well in the wild. Insects and other bugs on the other hand--there's your Protein of Tomorrow. And jelly fish.

Hallion | January 15, 2014 19:06

I remember a funny line from the show "All In The Family."
Someone offers Archie Bunker a beef tongue sandwich. He says "I refuse to eat something that came out of an animal's mouth... Edith, go fry me some eggs!"

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