I thought I would go for it too, seriously!, but when it came time, they just looked so slimy and grasshopperish that I couldn´t although I kept trying and the woman holding the basket was very patient. Fernando braved a pinch and loved them. I could never make it on Fear Factor.
I am not sure what Abastos means. The entire market area is called Abastos.
ah-ha: mercado de abastos = wholesale market, methinks
abasto m (usu pl) abastos, provisions pl, supplies pl
mercado de abastos, wholesale food market ♦ LOC: familiar no dar abasto, not to be able to have a rest o not to be able to cope: en Navidades las bodegas no dan abasto, the wine shops can’t cope at Christmas
the grasshoppers were ALIVE??? F got pinched??? holy cow, retract, retract! i would definitely NOT eat one of those things.