Why it tastes like chicken

Posted on January 1, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I’ve heard that frogs legs taste like chicken. I’ve never tried them.   Alligator, too, is supposed to taste like chicken, as is iguana, snake and rabbit. Why do people say new or exotic meats taste like chicken? Because they are trying to fit the new information into their existing knowledge. It tastes like chicken applies to many intercultural experiences, not just cuisine.  We  may view someone else’s actions or behaviors based on our own framework, our own norms and customs. We try to make sense of another culture  by saying what it’s like or not like in our own.  Even as a committed interculturalist, I do have to remind myself, from time to time, that everything doesn’t taste like chicken.

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