Last week I came across a box of Crickettes at a friend’s house. “Crickettes? Are these really…. EWWWW!” Indeed, he had a box of Salt and Vinegar flavored crickets on his table. Salt and vinegar crickets. AND HALF THE BOX WAS GONE.
I sat and stared at them. I flipped over the box and read the back:
Drumstick? Flank? Wings? Would I ever? Could I ever?
I bundled up two and carefully brought them home.
Anthony Bourdain eats bugs. Andrew Zimmern eats bugs. I knew my oldest son would eat bugs. But could I actually eat bugs? Could I take a cricket, put it in my mouth and CHEW?
Watch and see.
Eating crickets might not be the most impressive thing one can do. But that wasn’t the point. The point is that I challenged myself to do something completely out of my comfort zone. I took a normal, boring day and turned it in to a challenge. A challenge that I rose to, met and exceeded. Yes, it was only a cricket. But to me, it was a mountain. A mountain that proved to have an amazing view from the peak.