Grasshopper is a term currently used in jest, referencing an inexperienced person who has much to learn. Its use originating from the television show Kung Fu (1972-1975) in which the student, Young Caine, is taking instruction from his Master Po who nicknamed his student “Grasshopper” as a term of endearment.

This grasshopper showed up today for Emilia’s birthday party/cookout. We made a traditional Romanian dish, called mici, a grilled minced-meat made from beef, pork and lamb. The size of a small sausage, mici means ‘little’. Served on a bread roll with mustard and a cold beer.