It’s that time of the year when the spiders come out in my yard. Each fall I see generations of this spider show up in my yard. Yesterday when Peng Len [Pang Lang] and Nu Nu were visiting, I pointed out one of these spiders to Peng Len. He told me that in the Chin state of Burma the people eat spiders like this. He said they will create a fire that has some hot coals and then roast the spiders and eat them (minus the legs). I asked him if he had eaten any and what was their taste. He said “They taste like bird”.
We went on to talk about my having eaten porcupine and about how enjoyable frogs legs are to the pallette. He said that the Thai people enjoy eating the red ants. They use the ant eggs as fishing bait.