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“Oh, you don’t eat that?”

In Beliefs on 11 September 2009 at 7:19 pm
Would you eat these?

Would you eat these?

So Big Hache was telling me how those of the Jewish faith don’t eat shrimp. I had no idea. Of course, I knew about the pork. I just didn’t think about shrimp, lobster, octopus and so on. That got me to thinking about food and the beliefs people have.

Couple of years ago, I went to China, met new friends of friends and we all went out to eat. One of the places we went to served turtle soup. As the dish was set out before us, I wondered why my Thai friends weren’t eating. Turns out that according to their beliefs turtles are considered gods OR the goddess they worship forbids the eating of turtle. I don’t remember. Not until I was trying the soup did I realize it was turtle soup. Not until I was out the restaurant did I realize that my new friends did not eat turtle for religious reasons. Way to go in offending people. Read the rest of this entry »

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