You’ve likely heard of escargot, probably even tried it. Maybe you’ve nibbled on cuisses de grenouilles or gulped down an illegal ortolan in one bite. In Mzansi, we’re actually quite used to eating all kinds of animals and their parts. After all, we eat mopane worms, chicken feet, warthogs, and ostriches. If anything, we have a lot to show those French folk with all their slippery snails, frogs’ legs, and whole birds. But in the spirit of learning new things, we thought we’d take a look at what other weird and wonderful animals other countries eat, continuing our global foodie trot that started with these food rituals.
If you grew up in the 1980s and ‘90s, this theme will surely propel you into the throes of nostalgia.