Hot, hot, hot. It is definitely summertime in the south. I mowed the lawn today, early. Did a load of laundry and though it's hot enough to dry everything, it's humid enough to keep everything wet, isn't that nice. Do not want to use our dryer, too hot, I'm trying to keep the house cool.
And now for something completely different: snails. I've probably mentioned this before, I'm afraid of snails, no let me rephrase that, I'm terrified of snails. I live in fear of touching one or of one touching me. We camped in Bavaria for about a month one time and I must have gone through a dozen boxes of salt laying down a barrier around our tent.
When I found out that people ate the little blighters I was horrified. My daughter assures me that they're quite tasty, but I don't care, I'd starve first. The first time I saw people in a German gasthaus eating great big vineyard snails I couldn't believe it.
So when we travel the first thing I have to do is to learn the word for snail in whatever country we're traveling to. I want to be able to order from a menu and not worry about accidentally ordering them.
What I've learned:
For our next trip the word for snail is csiga, anyone know what language that is?
For Japanese I'm depending on our daughter
In Cambodia I've decided I probably won't eat anything
Are there any foods you'd walk a mile to avoid?