Thursday, July 24, 2008

On Wednesday, we also stopped at a local market.

My staff wanted to get some fish but the vendors were all sold out. Here's what they did have.

This woman was selling mushrooms, and in the foreground, fresh water mussels. I'm not sure if these are the same kinds of mussels that somehow got into US waterways. Here, they're not such a problem because natural predators - humans - keep the population down. In the north, these mussels can get as big as a kilogram in weight. They're pretty good.

I was trying to figure out if I should buy something when one of the women above showed me this:

I deferred. Some people like deep fried crickets. I'm not overly fond of them, myself.

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