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    Steve Pope Guest

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    So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    pappadams on the menu.

    Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.

    Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?

    Steve

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    cybercat Guest

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    "Steve Pope" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > pappadams on the menu.
    >
    > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >
    > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >

    I think I might have asked this at the restaurant before I ordered the
    stuff. But that's just me.



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    ..PL.. Guest

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    [email protected] (Steve Pope) wrote in news:gp663d$8be$1
    @blue.rahul.net:

    > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > pappadams on the menu.
    >
    > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >
    > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >




    Don't know, you've got me stumped on that one........... Boomboom!!



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    Kris Guest

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    On Mar 10, 12:56*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > pappadams on the menu.
    >
    > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >
    > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >
    > Steve


    I was hoping that "Cricket"might have been an Old English Empire term
    for an Indian snack served during a cricket match, or something of
    that sort.

    I'm sure I'm sadly mistaken....yuck.

    I had a neighbor who was in WWII in the Pacific and he brought home a
    can of crickets from his travels there. Still had it, unopened. Still
    makes me cringe.

    Kris

    Kris

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Kris wrote on Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:02:58 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Mar 10, 12:56 pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    >> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    >> pappadams on the menu.
    >>
    >> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >>
    >> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >>
    >> Steve


    > I was hoping that "Cricket"might have been an Old English
    > Empire term for an Indian snack served during a cricket match,
    > or something of that sort.


    > I'm sure I'm sadly mistaken....yuck.


    > I had a neighbor who was in WWII in the Pacific and he brought
    > home a can of crickets from his travels there. Still had it,
    > unopened. Still makes me cringe.


    Unexplained black or brown things in Indian food can be off-putting.
    It's not just Indian food. I was happily eating some French-type bread
    when I noticed black pieces of the order of a half inch in size. I
    thought "mice" and talked to the waiter who said it was olive bread. I
    believed him but I still got indigestion!

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    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Sqwertz Guest

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    Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > pappadams on the menu.
    >
    > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >
    > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?


    American Indians, sure. But probably not Asian Indian. Though they
    do play it.

    You can get crickets pretty cheap from San Diego - $12 for 1,000.
    http://www.americancricketranch.com/

    I wonder how they count out 1,000 crickets?

    -sw

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    Dora Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    > Kris wrote on Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:02:58 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    >> On Mar 10, 12:56 pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    >>> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    >>> pappadams on the menu.
    >>>
    >>> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >>>
    >>> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >>>
    >>> Steve

    >
    >> I was hoping that "Cricket"might have been an Old English
    >> Empire term for an Indian snack served during a cricket match,
    >> or something of that sort.

    >
    >> I'm sure I'm sadly mistaken....yuck.

    >
    >> I had a neighbor who was in WWII in the Pacific and he brought
    >> home a can of crickets from his travels there. Still had it,
    >> unopened. Still makes me cringe.

    >
    > Unexplained black or brown things in Indian food can be off-putting.
    > It's not just Indian food. I was happily eating some French-type bread
    > when I noticed black pieces of the order of a half inch in size. I
    > thought "mice" and talked to the waiter who said it was olive bread. I
    > believed him but I still got indigestion!


    I lived for two years in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon, at that time). It was
    standard procedure to hold a slice of bread up to the light and pick out
    the bugs before eating. We got used to doing it and still ate the
    bread. Gives me the living beejeebers to think of it now.


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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > > pappadams on the menu.
    > >
    > > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    > >
    > > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?

    >
    > American Indians, sure. But probably not Asian Indian. Though they
    > do play it.
    >
    > You can get crickets pretty cheap from San Diego - $12 for 1,000.
    > http://www.americancricketranch.com/
    >
    > I wonder how they count out 1,000 crickets?
    >
    > -sw


    By weight. It's approximated with extra to take care of death rates
    while shipping. They do mealworms the same way.

    Om -> (Used to have to purchase insects for wildlife rescue critters...)
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    Peace! Om

    I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. -- Dalai Lama

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    ..PL.. Guest

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    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-3D6229.14594210032009
    @news-wc.giganews.com:


    >
    > Om -> (Used to have to purchase insects for wildlife rescue critters...)




    Yeah, yeah........... (knowing your 'diverse' eating habits!!) ;-P

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected] >,
    "..PL.." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-3D6229.14594210032009
    > @news-wc.giganews.com:
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Om -> (Used to have to purchase insects for wildlife rescue critters...)

    >
    >
    >
    > Yeah, yeah........... (knowing your 'diverse' eating habits!!) ;-P


    Heh! Well, there ARE a lot of insect recipes on the web, but frankly the
    very concept of eating bugs makes me gag. :-P

    We did wildlife rescue volunteer work for about 15 years. I need to
    scan some of the pictures as they were taken with 35mm. I did not have
    a digicam at the time.
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    I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. -- Dalai Lama

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Steve Pope wrote:


    >> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    >> pappadams on the menu.


    >> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.


    >> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?


    >Might just be what it says:


    >http://foodtraveldiary.com/vancouver...ian-restaurant


    Thanks. I didn't ask, since I didn't intend to order them,
    but I suspected something like this was the deal.

    What we did order was mostly excellent -- beef short ribs
    in a cinnamon curry, jackfruit in a cardamom curry, lamb
    "kebabs" that were actually sausage-shaped. A saag paneer
    was only okay (a bit of a disappointment there). Wine
    we had included a Sardinians red wine, a Rasteau, and
    the 2006 Finca Sandoval Manchuela, which is a Syrah.
    They threw in a glass each of Joie muscat.

    Steve

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Steve Pope wrote:


    >> What we did order was mostly excellent -- beef short ribs
    >> in a cinnamon curry, jackfruit in a cardamom curry, lamb
    >> "kebabs" that were actually sausage-shaped. A saag paneer
    >> was only okay (a bit of a disappointment there). Wine
    >> we had included a Sardinians red wine, a Rasteau, and
    >> the 2006 Finca Sandoval Manchuela, which is a Syrah.
    >> They threw in a glass each of Joie muscat.


    >Did you find the wines went well with the curries?


    Yes. These are all big wines, and Vij's is noted for
    have a large fraction of flavourful, fresh spices in their
    curries. Any curry includes spices but they are good about
    having a curry sauce that's at least maybe 2/3 coarse-ground spice
    by volume. (As opposed to being 2/3 fat and water which
    is more typical.) They seem extremely meticulous about
    selecting such spices too. This seems to pair with wine.
    I did not experience any offputting spice aftertastes
    when sipping the wines. I think this is due to the
    freshness/goodness of the spices.

    >That's always a
    >difficult choice. Mostly we have water, savoury lassi or beer with
    >restaurant curries.


    Good idea too.

    >My local Bengali takeaways nearly always served sausage-shaped lamb
    >kebabs as default. Very nice in a freshly-made naan straight out of the
    >tandoor


    Ah. I haven't encountered this before.

    Steve

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    bulka Guest

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    On Mar 10, 2:02 pm, Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > I was hoping that "Cricket"might have been an Old English Empire term
    > for an Indian snack served during a cricket match, or something of
    > that sort.
    >
    > Kris


    Once, in a Greek place, there was Sheep's Head on the menu. Pretty
    cheap. Figured it was some quaint peasant name for, maybe some kind
    of meat-stuffed pastry or shepards' pie thing.

    Nope.

    Fun and tasty, though. Except I was at a table with a bunch of
    vegetarians. No, wait, that's what made it fun.

    As for bugs, don't knock 'em. A couple of years ago I took the
    nieces to a summer kids' fest in the park. One of the attractions was
    a guy with a table full of fried crickets and meal worms and brownies
    made with some kind of bug. I became a bit of an annoyance, and ate
    way more than my share. Tried to be a cheerleader for him.

    As for picking bug out of bread - I've read that sailors150 yr ago
    would do that, too - pick the bugs out of their hardtack. They were
    throwing away the most protienaceous(?) part of the meal.

    B




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    Arri London Guest

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    Steve Pope wrote:
    >
    > So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > pappadams on the menu.
    >
    > Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >
    > Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >
    > Steve


    Might just be what it says:

    http://foodtraveldiary.com/vancouver...ian-restaurant

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Dora wrote:

    > I lived for two years in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon, at that time). It was
    > standard procedure to hold a slice of bread up to the light and pick out
    > the bugs before eating. We got used to doing it and still ate the
    > bread. Gives me the living beejeebers to think of it now.


    That goes to show me, once again, that people can adjust to just
    about anything. A good thought...

    --
    Jean B.

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    phil..c Guest

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    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > Steve Pope wrote:
    >> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    >> pappadams on the menu.
    >>
    >> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >>
    >> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?
    >>
    >> Steve

    >
    > Might just be what it says:
    >
    > http://foodtraveldiary.com/vancouver...ian-restaurant


    check out the BKK food Bangkok midway down the page
    I developed a liking for them after a while .

    http://malvado.net/AsianMenus.htm

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    Arri London Guest

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    Steve Pope wrote:
    >
    > Arri London <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Steve Pope wrote:

    >
    > >> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    > >> pappadams on the menu.

    >
    > >> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.

    >
    > >> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?

    >
    > >Might just be what it says:

    >
    > >http://foodtraveldiary.com/vancouver...ian-restaurant

    >
    > Thanks. I didn't ask, since I didn't intend to order them,
    > but I suspected something like this was the deal.
    >
    > What we did order was mostly excellent -- beef short ribs
    > in a cinnamon curry, jackfruit in a cardamom curry, lamb
    > "kebabs" that were actually sausage-shaped. A saag paneer
    > was only okay (a bit of a disappointment there). Wine
    > we had included a Sardinians red wine, a Rasteau, and
    > the 2006 Finca Sandoval Manchuela, which is a Syrah.
    > They threw in a glass each of Joie muscat.
    >
    > Steve


    Did you find the wines went well with the curries? That's always a
    difficult choice. Mostly we have water, savoury lassi or beer with
    restaurant curries.
    My local Bengali takeaways nearly always served sausage-shaped lamb
    kebabs as default. Very nice in a freshly-made naan straight out of the
    tandoor

  18. #18
    bulka Guest

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    On Mar 10, 2:56 pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:

    > You can get crickets pretty cheap from San Diego - $12 for 1,000.http://www.americancricketranch.com/
    >
    > I wonder how they count out 1,000 crickets?
    >


    A kid going fishing stops at a bait shop where the sign says 100 worms/
    $1.

    "Hey, Pops, how do I know I'm getting my money's worth?"

    "I'll be good to you, son. Life's to short to be counting worms."

    B


  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    bulka <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 10, 2:02 pm, Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > I was hoping that "Cricket"might have been an Old English Empire term
    > > for an Indian snack served during a cricket match, or something of
    > > that sort.
    > >
    > > Kris

    >
    > Once, in a Greek place, there was Sheep's Head on the menu. Pretty
    > cheap. Figured it was some quaint peasant name for, maybe some kind
    > of meat-stuffed pastry or shepards' pie thing.
    >
    > Nope.
    >
    > Fun and tasty, though. Except I was at a table with a bunch of
    > vegetarians. No, wait, that's what made it fun.


    Oh yer EVil. <lol> Love it.

    >
    > As for bugs, don't knock 'em. A couple of years ago I took the
    > nieces to a summer kids' fest in the park. One of the attractions was
    > a guy with a table full of fried crickets and meal worms and brownies
    > made with some kind of bug. I became a bit of an annoyance, and ate
    > way more than my share. Tried to be a cheerleader for him.


    You can have my share!

    >
    > As for picking bug out of bread - I've read that sailors150 yr ago
    > would do that, too - pick the bugs out of their hardtack. They were
    > throwing away the most protienaceous(?) part of the meal.
    >
    > B


    <shudder>
    --
    Peace! Om

    I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. -- Dalai Lama

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:56:56 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So I was at an Indian restaurant that had cricket and lentil
    >> pappadams on the menu.
    >>
    >> Sounds reasonable, unless you're vegetarian.
    >>
    >> Could this mean anything other than cricket, the insect?

    >
    > American Indians, sure. But probably not Asian Indian. Though they
    > do play it.
    >
    > You can get crickets pretty cheap from San Diego - $12 for 1,000.
    > http://www.americancricketranch.com/
    >
    > I wonder how they count out 1,000 crickets?
    >
    > -sw


    they make them count off when they jump into the box.

    your pal,
    blake

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