I think most Americans would shudder at the thought of eating squid, although the meat is twice as sweet as lobster and as delicate as frogs' legs. Let me urge you to unshudder and take a chance on squids a l'Amoricaine.
-- With a Jug of Wine by Morrison Wood, "well known food columnist" -- it says so right on the cover.
Now that fried calamari is a pretty standard restaurant appetizer, I don't think squid causes the shudders Wood predicted when he wrote these words back in 1949. However, the comparison to frogs' legs might raise some eyebrows now.
This is the second of the books I'm reading for the Foodie's Reading Challenge, hosted by Margot at Joyfully Retired.