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Fried grasshoppers?

No suggestions? How disappointing. I've heard they are common in Thailand so maybe it is included on a thai menu.

Oct 30, 2007
chocochica in Chicago Area

Fried grasshoppers?

Does anyone know of any chicago area places that currently serve fried grasshopper tacos? Just got back from mexico and had my first experience which I would like to repeat soon. I know tepatulco has an appetizer with grasshoppers on it, but I'm specifically looking for the plain tacos with grasshopper filled goodness. Ideas?

Oct 27, 2007
chocochica in Chicago Area

Mexican Flag

I think it should represent the actual sequential colors of the Mexican flag which are green, white and red. Does the layering effect not work in this order?

May 03, 2007
chocochica in Recipes

A memorable food from another land...

Oh the most delicious meal I had was in Paris. After spending yet another day starving because of the small portions and high prices, I bought a baguette and an avocado. While waiting in the eurail station, I enjoyed the most delicious avocado sandwich sprinkled with sel du mer that I had "borrowed" from a gyros place the night before. Perfection!

Nov 21, 2006
chocochica in General Topics

A memorable food from another land...

While traveling through South America, had baby alpaca steak (even though they looked very cute) in Bolivia which was surprisingly good despite not being a meat eater. Had chicha in Ecuador which is a corn based drink traditionally made in local villages by women who chew the corn then spit it into communal vessels where it ferments. As I bought it in a local restaurant in Quito I assume they had less labor intensive methods. It was like atole with a kick. And finally roasted squirrel thanks to a very tricky uncle in Mexico. As expected very boney and chewy.

Nov 21, 2006
chocochica in General Topics

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Made this as a trial for a Thanksgiving side dish. Had most of it for dinner and the rest for breakfast. Delicious. Will double the recipe for thanksgiving. Yum.

Nov 21, 2006
chocochica in Recipes