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Offline Hinterlander

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Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« on: November 26, 2013, 10:57:50 PM »
Does anyone know of famous desert fathers, monks, etc who have eaten locusts as a form of askesis? out of necessity?


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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 07:03:42 PM »
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 07:05:33 PM »
I ate locust (and grasshoppers). I am not much of a monk, though.
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 07:11:30 PM »
I have eaten speciality candies from Egypt: chocolate covered repletes (ant abdomens) and chocolate covered beetle grubs. They were delicious until I discovered what they really were. The chocolate covered repletes tasted like rice krispies covered in honey & chocolate. One would never know unless they asked.
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 07:13:59 PM »
No disrespect but that's something I'm not going to do.
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »
I am too bourgeois to know what eating insects are like.
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 08:05:50 PM »
I have eaten speciality candies from Egypt: chocolate covered repletes (ant abdomens) and chocolate covered beetle grubs. They were delicious until I discovered what they really were. The chocolate covered repletes tasted like rice krispies covered in honey & chocolate. One would never know unless they asked.
Is there anything different with those compared to what Trader Joe's sells as organic?
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »
I am too bourgeois to know what eating insects are like.
ants usually taste like green apples. or close enough.
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Re: Eating locusts à la the Forerunner
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 11:30:47 PM »


^ Pileatus = Dacian aristocrat.  :o

Nevertheless, the pileum suits you better than the kalymmafchion.
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