Still alive. My family are absolutely horrified hahaha.Well my mother is and almost dry retched, havent actually told the rest of them yet about my new culinary expertise. My daughter however seemed to recover rather quickly tho when I mentioned "escargots" and "of french descent" and simply said that escargots is the same word in portuguese (as french)- her partner is of portuguese descent. Hmm with regards to American canning (and their strange rituals) sorry sweetpea, but there seems to be (what I consider to be ) an irrational fear of germs/botulism (it can kill you you know!). My partner is American and refused to be fed some sweet chilli sauce that I made because it had not been 'canned properly'...ie killed completely by double cooking. I bottled it in a recycled sauce jar with a pop top lid. I forgot and months later fed it to him and was told it was the best darned chilli sauce he'd ever tasted!! Eco. I just reread your post.. ooww naughty girl, anyway they arent fat enough.not one of them.... wasnt there a thread on this subject alittle while ago-gross. I wouldnt eat humanmeat, they are diseased, dont you know. Off to the chemist tommorrow to get worm tablets which hopefully will get rid of any parasites I may not have cooked thoroughly enough.