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Tarantulas
Cambodia

Peter: The tarantulas are greasy, but good. The legs are crispy and each big hairy body is a decent-sized chewy bite that tastes like … deep-fried tarantula. Faith asks me what they taste like, but in the English language there are no words to describe it. If day-old deep-fried chickens had no bones, had hair instead of feathers, and were the size of a newborn sparrow, they might taste like tarantulas.

Faith: I break off a leg—it's two inches long, but seems like twelve. … Peter makes it very clear to everyone that I'm a lightweight in the Tarantula-Eating Hall of Fame. Big deal.


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