>I ate octopus salad for lunch today. And for dinner last night after I bought it at the seafood counter of the local grocery emporium. Usually, octopus salad involves teeny octopi, so I was rather surprised when the guy behind the counter began scooping 4-5 inch long octopi into my container. I almost canceled the order, but I told myself to be brave. (Had I also known that the salad is inexplicably chock full of my arch enemy herb, cilantro, I would definitely have told him to forget it.)

However, it is one thing to eat calamari or little things with tentacles. It is quite another when a long tentacle falls off the corpse and sort of waves at you.