I kinda think I might wanna be a vegetarian. Okay, let me caveat that because I really seem to heart meat -- I think I might wanna be a vegetarian in the third world. Seriously. Because, ewweeeeee.
WTF is that? (Braja stop reading here....You've seen enough)
I have some basic (foundational) rules when it comes to food -- and believe me, I likes my food - but what I do not like is when my food looks like what it WAS previously, OR (and I never really considered this option before I got here) if it doesn't look like anything you recognize in nature!!
As it turns out, that is ALSO bad.
Sometimes I have a hard time with just plain roasted chicken, because it kinda looks like a little chicken sitting there - but then I remember back as a kid when I had to gather the eggs and those stupid ass chickens would always try to peck me, so I figured out that if I found an egg that was unattended in a nest and then threw it on the ground, all the other chickens would jump down to eat the egg. That place was all Silence of the Chickens up in there!!! Therefore, I don't really feel that sorry for them. Frankly, chickens got it coming.
However, remember that yucky paper sack of innards in the middle?? The one that either makes you gag because you can never get it out because its totally stuck up in there tight and/or the stupid damn paper thing rips and you're forced to go prospecting for shit you don't know why they even put it in there? DOES ANYONE USE THAT? (Anyone besides my dad??) Or, if you're like me - the paper sack of innards that you seem to always forget to take out and then just bake it in there for a tasty surprise of innardy goodness??
Well, here in Sudan, you would be thankful for that damn paper sack - because (and I truly never considered this) when it is not there, the innards are floating around up in that mother! *barf
AND (if you're not all vomitey by this point and still reading this informational post), there IS NO SUCH THING as a boneless chicken breast here. In fact, the part of the chicken that I think might by the breast - has some sort of midget leg (I call it the booblet) growing out of the side of it. So I thought to myself, you MUST be over-reacting, that must not be a boob; it's that other part and the chicken was just a midget - stop being so damn discriminatory! But then I see that there are two legs there.
So my conclusion is: Sudanese chickens have one boob, two legs and a booblet. Frankly, I shudder to think what the hell they look like running around. I will do some research via field work.
Stay tuned for more updates on this mystery.
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