Eating Exotic Animals!
Here’re two articles about eating and not eating in Africa which I recently wrote for the online travel magazine http://www.travelated.com/. Thought I’d share them with y’all!
Erin Eats Exotic Animals – published 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 Traditions – published 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
This entry was posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 and is filed under Food & Drink.