Still chewing, as a matter of fact

Updated: June 22, 2010, 3:16 PM ET

Posted by Leander Schaerlaeckens

JOHANNESBURG -- As soon as the words had left my mouth, I knew it was a bad idea.

"Hey, Jan," I had said to our driver, who had joined us for lunch in the lovely Newtown area downtown. "Are those worms?" I pointed at an item on our menu, in a flash restaurant filled with tourists and locals alike -- always a good sign.

Mopane. They were indeed worms. Jan whispered to me as my colleagues, Paul Grant and Jeff Bradley, were distracted ...

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