Cockroaches, worms and the still-beating heart of a snake are traditions, even delicacies, in some societies. Enjoy, if you dare! Could you swallow the still beating heart of a snake? Salad of bugs is disgusting to others. What we eat says a lot about who we are: so what sort of food is taboo for you? Some people eat dog – and others find it repulsive. It is nurture over nature. There is no real difference between eating a pig or a dog – except in your mind. The biggest divide is the one between West and East.
Often, what really repels us is not the taste: it’s the thought. This is a key difference and explains the psychological aspect of eating.