Posts Tagged: ‘frog legs’

When I decided to write a blog post about France’s infamous amphibian delicacy, frog legs, I didn’t expect violence. Yet there it was in the London Times — a frog-leg crime drama: Earlier this year, when a farmer in France tried to stop frog poachers from laying out nets near his property, the men sprayed him with tear gas and then shot at his car with a rifle.

That’s what I said: Frog poachers carry loaded weapons.

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The following video shows the famous “dead frog legs twitching when you salt them” demonstration: As you can see, the chef is preparing frog legs for dinner. He has skinned the frog legs and they are ready to be cooked. When he salts them, the muscles start twitching. The obvious question: why does that happen? […]

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