Fun_People Archive
30 Sep
The well-educated palate

Date: Fri, 30 Sep 94 14:56:06 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: The well-educated palate

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (Gene "Chief Yuckster" Spafford)
From: (Quote of the day)

Even today the Eskimo displays very little gustatory qualm.  Near Fort Chimo,  
Quebec, I was offered a snack of, I thought, crowberries.  One taste told me  
the truth.  They weren't crowberries, but caribou droppings cooked in seal  
fat.  I declined any more.  The man who offered them to me shrugged and  
continued to pop them into his mouth like salted peanuts.

		From the introduction to _A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo
		Tales_, gathered and retold by Lawrence Milman
		ISBN 0-88496-267-9

[When it comes to food, EVERYONE's a critic... -psl]

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []