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Confessions of a Non-Adventurious Eater

Years ago, while attending a film festival in the port city of Busan, South Korea, I was invited to a VIP dinner. As one of the few Westerners at the table, I felt compelled to be a gracious guest. The meal included many seafood delicacies, which I forced myself to chew, and then surreptitiously spit the morsels into the elegant, damask napkin. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’m squishy on squishy foods.

Illustration by Eiko Ojala


2 comments for “Confessions of a Non-Adventurious Eater”

  1. Claire says:

    As a vegetarian who would prefer to eat vegan all the time were the dining options better I am very sympathetic. Food should not be forced on anyone (including children!) and no one should feel offended if someone doesn’t want what you offer. I love this piece of art. I could eat steamed or raw oysters by the bushel. Obviously I’m not a level 5000 vegan.

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