Could I summon the resolve to eat a grasshopper?
That was the question.
It's certainly a good idea to think about eating insects. Food specialists would like people around the world to think about eating insects — an excellent source of protein.
Not everyone is a fan of the idea, for the obvious reasons.
But in northeastern Nigeria, deep-fried grasshoppers, spiced with powdered chili, are a local favorite.
Ado Garba told me that he loves eating grasshoppers. I could tell, admiringly, that he is a hopper connoisseur.