Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Culinary Delicacy

After the cold winter [of 1856], the colonists experienced a long drought and their wheat crop just wilted and died. The next year was just a bad. It was the year of the plague of grasshoppers. The colonists just joked and and laughed, saying it was the seven plagues of Egypt. The grasshoppers completely destroyed their wheat crop. Their native Texas friends despised the grasshoppers, but the older colonist ate them with great gusto. They even made sauces from the abundant supply of grasshoppers.

La Reunion Remembered, 150th Anniversary, 1855 — 2005, by Jim Forster

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