Arachnid al a carte

spider on arm.jpg plate of spiders.jpg Sam and spider 2.jpg
Spiders as a snack are one of the joys of life in the cross-cultural realm.

These tarantulas are raised for eating and are a source of protein in this particular region of Cambodia. Gives new meaning to the old missionary adage, “Where God leads I follow, what God feeds I swallow.”

Just part of the missional adventure!

6 Responses to “Arachnid al a carte”

  1. Christy Says:


  2. Terry Walling Says:

    I agree Christy.
    It smacks of sensationalism.
    It lacks authenticity.

  3. Keith Says:

    I’ve eaten one. Yummy. A bit like chicken. But with all the bird flu going around, spiders are much safer.

    What I want confirmed, Sam, is did you actually eat – let’s be specific here: chew, swallow and keep down – the said spider. If so, that’s authentic!

  4. Bobby Booze Says:

    It’s so good to see the big honchos get out of the office and experience life out in the trenches! Do you think the nutritional effects will bring back any hair?

  5. Sam Says:

    All right, to set the record straight, this fried tarantula was inserted (in the picture), crunched, chewed, swallowed and subsequently digested. It was the real deal.

  6. Marc C. Says:

    Well, Sam, that one definitely beats my caviar and butter story. It may “smack of sensationalism,” but since you did digest, it’s totally the “real deal.”

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