Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Belly Report

The morning after ingesting raw pork in the form of thinly-sliced Italian salt-cured pancetta, I awoke at 8:00 am.

8:01 am, Googled "Trychnosis symptoms". Found very little
8:02 am Googled the correct spelling of "trychinosis symptoms". Found: Several possible symptoms.
8:03 am Performed personal inventory, which went a little like this:

Nausea? - no
Fatigue? - um, let you know after my coffee.
vomiting?, diarrhea?, fever? - no, no, no.
loss of appetite? - sadly, no.

Hey! Looks like I got through raw bacon unscathed! (Feeling of immortality comes over me) Maybe next, I'll try raw breakfast sausage!


Blogger a.c.t said...

Thank goodness for that. Perhaps next time you could try something a bit more adventurous. Raw pigs trotters?

4:43 PM  
Blogger Paz said...

Yay! A good report!


1:51 PM  
Blogger Lotus Reads said...

I love the adventurer in you, Susan! Glad you enjoyed the raw pancetta and came out of it unscathed. Now that you played the guinea pig for us, I don't mind going out and getting a bit for myself! ;)

Those statcounters and sitemeters are pure entertainment, aren't they? :)

p.s. Loved the report - put a huge smile on my face.

1:52 PM  
Blogger hellomelissa said...

congratulations! a friend of mine got worms from sushi, but somehow it hasn't slowed my passion. hey, i can deworm the cat, how bad can it be to deworm myself?

10:34 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi a.c.t. Mmmm... Pig's trotters, don't tempt me...

Hiya Paz, thanks for the goodwill!

Hi Lotus, Thanks so much! I'm sure you'll find pancetta in your Little Italy.

Hi Melissa, Wow, I didn't know you could get worms from fish! Yikes!

11:36 AM  
Blogger June said...

Seriously though, it's good to know we can, with reasonable precaution and awareness, go larking about the food jungle. Far too much state nannying about pasteurised milk and salmonella. Most healthy adults can deal with these things, and if you're not a healthy adult you should be looking after yourself, or someone else should be. As for the fish worms - new one to me too, maybe it was the hands of the sushi maker? Next stop - fugu???

2:32 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi June, You're so right.
So I suppose Britain's "state nannying" translates to the U.S.A's food hygiene paranoia. Do Britons go around spraying down their cutting boards with bleach solutions and fretting over the salmonella-poisoning potential of real mayonnaise like we do?

9:01 PM  
Anonymous rowena said...

When I saw my husband eat raw pancetta I just wrinkled my nose. But heck, if you can eat it, then why not me? Thanks for giving me the ammo to take the first bite!

2:59 PM  
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