Angela Ballard

Bubba Gump Is My Spirit Animal

I absolutely love shrimp.

I love shrimp so much that all-you-can-eat seafood buffets and coastal wedding receptions should be afraid when they see me coming.

I was pescatarian for several years, and I didn’t miss meat at all. (Except, perhaps, for bacon-wrapped shrimp.)

But even as a lifelong shrimp connoisseur, I paused for a moment in India when first presented with pickled shrimp.

We went to Mumbai on a whim. I found an amazing deal for round-trip flights from New York for $314 apiece, and we took…