Eating Exotic Animals!

Here’re two articles about eating and not eating in Africa which I recently wrote for the online travel magazine Thought I’d share them with y’all!

Erin Eats Exotic Animalspublished Sept. 25, 2011

Last week I ate zebra…and I liked it! It tastes like a steak actually.

In Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, there’s an (in)famous place called Joe’s that serves up all kinds of safari fare. So I went with my friends to be serious carnivores for the night.

As it turns out, I was the tame one, just look at all the other animals my friends ate…

Click on this link to read the full article: Erin Eats Exotic Animals


Not Eating Abroad: Global Fasting Traditionspublished Aug. 21, 2011

Two major world religions are marking their traditions with fasting this month. Muslims worldwide are observing the month-long Ramadan and Orthodox Christians are celebrating the Dormition Fast with 16 days of fasting.

Since I’m in Ethiopia right now (80% Orthodox Christian and 20% Muslim), that means I’m fasting too. In fact, most local restaurants are only serving a “fasting” menu for the next several weeks: no meat, eggs, fat or dairy. Basically, I’m now a vegan.

The Skinny on Fasting

Although I may not be eating a lot, I’m thinking about food a lot. Or rather, thinking a lot about why we’re fasting and not eating food. “Fasting” is defined as the act of willingly abstaining from food (some or all) for a defined period of time.

Interested in learning more about fasting traditional around the world? Click on this link to read the full article: Not Eating Abroad: Global Fasting Traditions

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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 and is filed under Food & Drink.

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