Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Photo of the day: IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN, (I THINK I’LL ‘SKIP’ LUNCH)

FROGS LEGS

Photo of the day: IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN, (I THINK I’LL ‘SKIP’ LUNCH) – While squeezing through the crowded side streets of New York’s Chinatown for the lunar new year, I was getting bumped and shoved into the open store fronts, seeing all sorts of food oddities. I was getting used to seeing the squids, the eels, the sea urchins, the giant shrimps etc, but then I bumped into that I thought was a garbage can. Having a soda bottle I wanted to get rid of I looked inside and looking back at me were dozens of desperate green eyes. It was a giant garbage can filled with large green slimy frogs all anxious to get out. I just looked at them in horror. They were all slated to be somebody’s frogs legs dinner that night. They all caught my eyes seemingly desperately saying “please help us.” It was awful. I just wanted to buy some and let them loose in Central Park. What if one of them is your Prince?!!
During preparation

During preparation

Not being able to get them out of my mind, I went home and looked up ‘frog delicacies.’ “Tastes like chicken” all recipes seem to say, So I wondered, how do you kill a frog/Kermit? Seems most favovered method is you grab them by the feet and smack them full force against the wall. Splat – Bon appétit!
The final result - sauteed frogs legs

The final result – sauteed frogs legs

4 responses

  1. Karen

    It does sound awful! Do you get this upset when you see Live Lobsters.

    February 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  2. The lobster’s eyes aren’t as sad and desperate. Either are awful.

    February 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  3. Karen

    I find your site very refreshing.Thanks for your observations!

    February 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  4. THANK YOU ! ! !

    February 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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