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Guess I'll Go Eat Worms -- Nonwestern food in the Midwest

David Hammond | Jan 28, 200204:57 PM

As Chicago Chowhounds dined at the Parthenon last night (and excellent meal and company it was), it occurred to me that maybe we should start pushing the food envelop. As we all know, much of the world eats stuff that many in the US would consider inedible: I’m talking about offal, insects, etc. Now, we did have a fair sampling of what may commonly be considered offal at the Parthenon (at least, I got some), but at the risk of offending more sensitive palettes, I’m thinking maybe it’s time to seek vittles in more obscure links of the food chain.

Roast roach?

Grilled centipede?

Fried locust?

Can such be had in the Chicagoland area? And if so, is anyone besides me intrigued by the possibility?

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