Quote Originally Posted by billp View Post
I posted a picture on my Flickr account of some giant water beetles for sale at a ngam wat, complete with bits of green. I called it "crunchy and nutritious," sort of ironically. Actually, I found it kind of disgusting. Then this comment appeared on my picture, obviously from someone with a different set of associations:

For this Lao biologist living in the west, the picture was pure nostagia. You can see it here.
Hi Billp,

Your account only proves how food is a highly cultural thing. What is appealing to one person can be appalling to another.