I routinely read the articles filed by the Chicago Tribune’s health reporter Julie Deardorff, if only for their comic value. She routinely finds ways that either I am shortening my life or ruining the lives of those around me by performing mundane tasks, like emptying the lint tray in my clothes dryer. If only I could use my left hand instead of my right hand for the chore, we’d all beat cancer.
Today, though, I really thought she was kidding in her article about 9 foods worth eating. It describes foods we all learned to hate as children, why our parents made us eat them, and then why they are worth a second shot as adults. I was with her for the first few: sardines, beets licorice.
Then she got to crickets.
I leave the rest to you.