Today I ate a fetus. A delicious, delicious baby. Yah okay, maybe it was a just a duck fetus sure (Balut to be specific*), but the idea of eating baby animals (or humans, because I’m sure they would also be delicious) isn’t one that Americans will typically ally themselves with. The person who gave me this morsel had acquired the taste during her travels through China. It may seem obvious in the back of our minds, but what people see as appropriate to eat is culturally and ecosystically determined. There are some cultures that eat human babies after all, and adults have made it on the menu many times. Now I’m not suggesting you all go out and eat human flesh, but I am advising that everyone should be an adventurous eater. Tales of exotic food consumption are not only tales of bravery but acceptance as well.